Ben Wolff has been surrounded by Pottery, Horticulture, and Music his whole life. Ben is a third generation artist. Ben's grandfather, Robert J. Wolff, was an American abstract artist and a professor of art. His father, Guy Wolff, is a potter, pottery designer, and musician.
As a youngster, Ben spent weekends with his father, Guy Wolff, watching him throw pots in his shop in Woodville, Connecticut. Ben first had his hands in clay around the age of 1, and actually threw his first, very small piece at the age of 2. As a teenager, Ben worked on his stepfather's dairy farm, milking cows (Terry Tanner Farm, Warren, CT). Upon graduating high school, Ben worked in various trades but always made time to make pottery with his father.
Since 1999, Ben has made pottery for both the public and for stores around the country. Ben works out of home in Goshen, Connecticut where he creates all of his pieces by hand on a potters wheel (Shimpo Wheels). The pottery that Ben makes is based on his own visions and designs, following methods learned at Wolff Pottery and beyond.
All of the pottery is made by Ben in Connecticut. Ben Wolff's pottery has been featured by Martha Stewart, Wall Street Journal, Better Homes & Gardens and more.