Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Barking Spider Bells and Ornaments

Our Christmas ornaments and decorated eggs are a departure from our traditional stoneware. They are available in a glossy snow white color featuring bright reds, blues, purples and greens, with silver and gold accents. Because they are handmade, no two are alike, and all are very lightweight for hanging on a tree. Our friends have told us that these ornaments have become cherished family heirlooms that will be passed on for generations. We hope you will feel the same.

Rebecca and Jon have been working together as Barking Spider Pottery for nearly forty years. Their passive solar studio and home is built above the Toe River in the mountains of Western North Carolina. 
They have twin twenty-seven-year-old sons Alexander and Christopher.
Rebecca was born in 1951 in West Chester, PA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and has taken classes at West Chester State, Alfred University, and Penland School of Crafts. Together with Jon she has exhibited in numerous local and national shows.
Bells are $24 and are 2" tall

Ornaments are 4" and are $30

Jon was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. He was trained as an engineer at The Cooper Union and holds a PhD from Columbia University. After working on the anti-ballistic missile project at Bell Laboratories and teaching engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, he took a ceramics class at Penland School of Crafts, where he met Rebecca. He’s been a potter ever since.

They live just down the road from Penland.

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