Rebecca Plummer & Jon Ellenbogen

Penland, NC

Exhibiting Member Since 1987

They have been operating the Barking Spider for over ten years. Their passive solar home and studio was built into a hillside about the Toe River in the North Carolina Mountains. Their potter is made from our own specially formulated stoneware clay. All the ingredients are naturally occurring minerals mined in the eastern United States. Exclusively we, having been developed after many years research, make our glazes both matte and glossy. Naturally, no toxic materials are used in our clay or glazes. The pottery is fired to nearly 2400 degrees F, a temperature well above the melting point of many metals. Consequently, you will find each piece extremely durable. Nearly everything we make is suitable for over microwave use and is dishwasher safe. The pottery requires no special care, but should never be subjected to direct stovetop heat or sudden extreme temperature changes.

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