Each piece of Guy Wolff Garden Pottery is stamped with a number (2, 4, 6 etc), indicating the "wet weight" pounds of clay used to make the pot. This standardized system for horticultural pots was adopted by Victorian potters. Guy is a skilled potter and his work is remarkably consistent, but keep in mind that the pots are hand thrown and no two are exactly alike. Approximate dimensions are given as Height x Outside Diameter at the Rim x Outside Diameter at the Bottom.
All Guy Wolff pottery in our catalog and on our website is hand thrown by Guy Wolff and signed on the bottom. They are made of the finest quality terracotta clay and fired at 2000 degrees in the kiln at the Wolff studio. This is a higher temperature than is used for inexpensive flowerpots and it results in a much stronger pot, while maintain the porosity required for planting. According to Guy, if you hold up a poor quality pot and tap on the side with a stick or pencil it will make a dull thud, whereas well-fired Wolff pottery will ring like a bell.
In other catalogs and on the internet, you may find garden pottery produced by the Guy Wolff Guild. It will be labeled as "G. Wolff & Co.". While it is fine quality pottery, it is made by a guild of craftsman in Wisconson and Honduras, trained by Guy Wolff, and produced to meet the demands of a larger market. The pottery in our catalog is from Guy's Wolff's own wheels. It is marked simply "G. WOLFF" and is available in very limited quantities.