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Jon Ellenbogen, Rebecca Plummer

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1941 Born Brooklyn, New York


BA Cooper Union, New York, New York

PhD Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York


Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey

Professor of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico


Jon Ellenbogen and Rebecca Plummer make stoneware pottery intended for daily use in the home. All ingredients are naturally occurring minerals mined in the eastern United States. They employ glazes made exclusively at their studio, having been developed after many years of research. No toxic materials are used in the clay or glazes. The pottery is fired to nearly 2400 degrees F, a temperature well above the melting point of many metals.

Ellenbogen trained as an engineer at 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 Plummer. He has been a potter ever since.



Bibliography to Display: 

Fairbanks, Jonathan L, and Angela Fina. The Best of Pottery. Rockport, Mass: Quarry Books, 1996.

Hopper, Robin. Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose. Radnor, Pa: Chilton Book Co, 1986.


Artist's Studio: Barking Spider Pottery



Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



Center for CraftCenter For Craft


Typical Marks
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze

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