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Guy Wolff
Garden Pottery

Guy Wolff has been making traditional pottery for over 30 years. He has kept alive the best traditions of 18th and 19th century pottery for the garden, at times blending contemporary designs with traditional forms. Guy's work is in the collections of many prestigious estates, including Monticello, the New York Botanical Gardens, the Atlanta History Museum, even the White House. He has also been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Horticulture Magazine, and Martha Stewart Living.

Guy's studio is located in a small rustic barn in western Connecticut, where according to Guy, Mary Pickford's and Douglas Fairbanks' horses were once kept. The studio space is small and production directly from Guy's hands is very limited and highly sought after by collectors and estates. Normally, every pot Guy makes is sold from the studio or directly to estate customers or collectors. We are extremely proud that Guy has offered to make a limited number of pots for our customers.

The Peale Pot

The Peale Pot was inspired by the 1802 portrait of Rubens Peale with Geranium, painted by Rembrandt Peale. It is said the pot in the portrait contains one of the first specimens of geranium (Pelargonium) brought to America. This is a classic 18th century shape, with a bead of roping just under the rim. In antiqued terracotta, it is available in three sizes.

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Number 2 Peale Pot, made by Guy Wolff himself. Authentic Guy Wolff #4 Peale Pot Authentic Peale Pot made by Guy Wolff in Connecticut. This is Guy Wolff pottery, made by master potter himself.
Guy Wolff #2 Peale Pot
Our Price: $28.00
Guy Wolff #4 Peale Pot
List Price: $49.00
Our Price: $49.00
Guy Wolff #6 Peale Pot
List Price: $65.00
Our Price: $65.00
Guy Wolff's Book: Guy Wolff: Master Potter in the Garden

About Sizes

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.

About Quality

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.