Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Guy Wolff Guild of Horticultural Craftsmen?

Guy Wolff has been making pots by himself in his own little studio outside Litchfield, CT for more than 30 years.

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How should the pottery be cared for over the winter?

To avoid breakage due to frost or ice, it is best to bring pots inside before the weather drops below 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

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The paint on some of my older Painted Pottery has started to peel. Is this normal?

All of our AntiquedFinish Pottery is made by hand on a potter's wheel and stacked by hand into a traditional brick kiln. Due to the primitive nature of the kilns, some pots are in "cold spots" where their firing will be a bit lower in temperature.

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Are the glazed pots waterproof?

Although some of our pots are glazed on the inside bottom and in the 'well' of the saucer, they are not waterproof. Waterproofing can only be achieved when the clay is fired high enough to be vitreous, (non-porous, e.g., porcelain fixtures).

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Is all of the pottery handmade? Where is it made?

All Guy Wolff Pottery is handmade and wheel-thrown.

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What do the numbers mean on Guy Wolff pottery?

Each piece of Guy Wolff Garden Pottery is stamped with a number, indicating the ''wet weight'' of clay that the potter used to make that pot.

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What saucers will work with the pottery?

Here's what Guy Wolff says about 'what goes under the pot':

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My pottery has changed since I planted it, what's going on?

Any terra cotta pot that is porous will change somewhat over time depending on what is planted in it, where is located, and what the hardness of your water may be.

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