Sweetland Pottery
At The 2017
Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

In 1995 my wife, Tina, and I started Sweetland Pottery, making pots in a little studio adjoining our home and taking them around to art fairs on the weekends. I did all of the wet clay work, while Tina glazed and fired the ware in electric kilns. In about 2001, after moving to a new location, a new gas kiln was built. At this time I took over all of the studio work, though Tina continues to support me, handling administrative tasks, bookkeeping, traveling to fairs with me, and sometimes assisting in kiln loading. [from the Sweetland Pottery website]
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The Sign
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(Date Photographed: 12:18:50 Saturday 8 July 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 21 July 2017)
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The sign for Sweetland Pottery was suspended from a tall roof covered in transluscent material to soften the sunlight.


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Filled With Pottery
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(Date Photographed: 12:18:54 Saturday 8 July 2017)
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The booth was filled with a wide selection of lovely pottery for sale.


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Bowl With Handles
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(Date Photographed: 12:19:01 Saturday 8 July 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 21 July 2017)
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A shallow bowl with handles was displayed to best show off the spiral in its center.


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A Set
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(Date Photographed: 12:19:04 Saturday 8 July 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 21 July 2017)
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A set formed of a deep plate, a soup bowl, a saucer and two cups were laid out on a counter.


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Display Rack
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(Date Photographed: 12:19:16 Saturday 8 July 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 21 July 2017)
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A display rack, composed of several shelves, stood at the back of the booth in a corner.


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Front Shelves Too
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(Date Photographed: 12:19:23 Saturday 8 July 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 21 July 2017)
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A set of display shelves filled with pottery also lined the front of the booth.


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Water
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(Date Photographed: 12:19:27 Saturday 8 July 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 21 July 2017)
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Containers for water or other liquids were grouped together atop a shelf.


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Booth 824
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(Date Photographed: 12:19:39 Saturday 8 July 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 21 July 2017)
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The Sweetland Pottery booth was number 824 and appeared to be one of the more popular booths.


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