There is something haunting about a Wilburton tile, especially in the woodland scenes that seem to capture and manifest the intrigue of a deep, dark forest, even during a leafless winter. The beauty of the tiles is in the detail as well as in the mystery!
Wilburton Pottery had its beginning in the early 1990s when Bob Jewett, experimenting with garden pottery, saw a need for ware that would withstand the cold, damp winters of the Pacific Northwest and yet be aesthetically pleasing for the home or garden. Using decorative relief patterns, fine glazes, and hand-pressing of clay into molds, he created a unique brand of contemporary pottery in the classical tradition. In 1994, together with his wife Iris and his two daughters, Bob turned his hobby into a successful business.
Each of the tiles, made of porcelain clay, is created individually using original hand-carved molds. The tiles are fired twice, an initial bisque firing followed by a glaze firing. Because the tiles are fired at a high temperature, they are hardy outdoors even in freezing conditions. Learn more at www.wilburtonpottery.com.
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