Art & Louise Wilt are local Vermont potters with over 40 years experience. They have travelled and studied pottery in serveral countries around the globe. Walt had a studio in Australia, created a a pottery cooperative in Southern California, studied Native American pottery techniques while living in Sedona, Arizona and now lives here in Vermont. All of us at Stowe Craft are proud to be able to offer this hand thrown & uniquely glazed pottery to you.
Burning mud pottery is high fired stoneware which means it is one of the most durable, chip resistant and practical types of pottery for everyday use. p>
In the '70s, the most popular pottery here at Stowe Craft Gallery was a drippy, rich, copper-red glaze. But the potter who made it, Walt Glass, retired a dozen or so years ago. For years we looked for someone who could make that same glaze for us. You see, that red glaze is difficult to control. Besides all the normal details of time and temperature, this glaze fails miserably if too much oxygen gets into the kiln. So, few potters attempt it.
But now we have this dynamic color back again, thanks to Burning Mud. We hope you will enjoy it's unique character as much as we do! p>