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2662 N 116 Road, Bristol, Vermont 05443
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Cornwall Vermont

The studio of Robert Crystal, Cornwall, Vermont   

 Call him at 802-343-4635




There are 22 –    15 x 31   x 1” silicon carbide shelves –  $20 each-RESERVED

There are 6 –       10 x 24 x 3/4  silicon carbide shelves –  $25 each-RESERVED


Metal Platform Cart - $50

Glaze Mixer  -  $25-SOLD TO JORDAN

Contact Bob Crystal





Wooden Platform Cart - $20


Bailey Slab Roller - $300-SOLD TO JORDAN




Pipe Vice - $10 Clay Extruder - $50



Rolling Step Stand - $10 Rolling Step Stand - $10 


Triple Beam Balance Scale- $50  
  Free Glaze Buckets 25 gallon on rolling wheels

Free Raw Glaze Materials



Soldner Clay Mixer

$ 500 OBO 



Gas Kiln


120 cubic foot Car Kiln

with 8 Alfred burners

and metalbestos chimney



Contact Bob Crystal



Arch Form for Kiln above

120 cubic foot Car Kiln

with 8 Alfred burners

and metalbestos chimney


Contact Bob Crystal



Cart for Kiln is heavy duty with 6 wheels


Kiln does not include Kiln Shelves


Electric Kiln   $200 or best offer






Soldner Professional electric wheel  

with pin fitted bats Includes LOTS of Bats varied sized  



Contact Bob Crystal






Hot wax station with glaze tools  

$ 50 OBO

Contact Bob Crystal



Banding wheel $20 OBO-SOLD

to Jordan Becker

Contact Bob Crystal



Glaze thickness scratch

tester   $ 40 OBO







For Sale Below

 Pottery Equipment of Robert Compton's

Bristol Vermont


The last kiln shelves available from Bob Crystal

Contact Robert Compton, 802-453-3778

Silicon Carbide Kiln Shelves


  18  - Kiln shelves 15 x 30 Advancer Kiln Shelves  @ $50 each
(6 SOLD, so 12 are left)

There are   6 –      15 x 30 x   silicon carbide shelves – $50 each

Since purchasing this machine Robert installed heavy duty casters so it can be moved easily.


Ball Mill

New Similar Sized Ball Mills retail at $1200

Asking Price $250- SOLD



Industrial Ball Mill



Timer Clock for setting length of use.



Aggregate in this machine are quartz stones.,

It was used primarily for making Terra Sigillata, but would be well suited for glazes or clay testing.



Blue Bird Clay Mixer

24S Mixer Retail cost $4470

Asking Price $800

Stainless Steel Blades and Bucket
Heavy Welded Structural Steel Frames
Totally Enclosed, Fan Cooled Motors
Safety Switch - Stops blades when lid is opened.
Full Size Covers - minimize dust during mixing
Forward Tilt Buckets: 3 Position/Adjustable


Single Phase Motor, 110 volt

Has had almost no use, was purchased for a craft center that only used it a few times to reclaim clay.

Historical Fairbanks Platform Scale

Asking Price $ 100




Custom Made Standing Treadle Wheel for Sale

Standing Treadle Wheel

38" Tall x 32" Deep x 42 " Wide

Asking Price $150

This wheel was custom made for Robert in 1974, it is 3/4 plywood with an epoxy coating, and heavy duty bearings.

Robert used this wheel for 20 years when making his Stoneware Aquariums and Fountains.

The wheel head is solid steel and the head is pinned to accept bats. It is in perfect working order but has not been used for 15 years.

It is a great wheel for working on Sculpures and its Large Catch Basin is wonderful for catching trimmings. Robert used this wheel as a Turntable for trimming and assembling his stoneware Hanging Aquariums



Shimpo Potters Wheels for Sale

          Shimpo #1 of 2

Cone and Ring Drive

The industrial potters wheel from Japan. A solid wheel with fixed foot petal and Plastic Splash Pan. Cone and Ring Drive

Asking Price $350

Retail $1095

Pinned Wheel Head for Bats

All three Shimpo wheels are 20-40 years old, but in perfect working order, anyone who knows these wheels knows they are almost impossible to kill.  All rings have been replaced, spares included.


Shimpo #2 of 2

Cone and Ring Drive

The industrial potters wheel from Japan. A solid wheel with fixed foot petal and Plastic Splash Pan

Asking Price $350

Pinned Wheel Head for Bats

Retail $1095



Pacifica Potters Wheel

             Pacifica Pottery Wheel

Pinned Wheel Head for Bats, Plastic Splash Pan

Glide Torque 400



 I used the leg extension kit and special design seat for ergonomic position that does not create back strain.

This does not have the extended legs shown at top left. The one for sale is identical to wheel at left.





Antique Leach Treadle Wheel For Sale

In 2002 Robert brought back two

Leach Wheels from New Zealand.

The wheel shown at right after being refurnished (with exception of original paint on splash basin). 


Asking Price $1600


Seaboard Joinery

Made about 1100 of these wheel between 1962 and 1973, there are perhaps a few hundred still in use in New Zealand.

 Today most kiwi potters throw on the electric "Tasmin Wheel" made in New Zealand, or the Shimpo wheel imported from Japan

A consequence of the many workshops Robert has given in NZ, was his discovery of the Bernard Leach Wheel, made by Seaboard Joinery.  These wheels, very popular in the 1960's , were made with the written approval of Mr. Leach and may be the only wheels that can claim to have his authorization.

  The "Leach Wheels" made by Seaboard Joinery, were offered in three heights, short, medium and tall.  The wheels are identical in every way except for the height, which was varied to accommodate shorter or longer legs of potters. 

         The treadle wheels were made of native hardwoods that have been oiled to bring out the natural color of these unique Australian and New Zealand woods.  The wooden flywheel has been repainted. Designed with ball bearings the action of the treadle is smooth and quite. The leather cam strap, if kept oiled can last indefinitely.  The splash basin was not repainted, the original paint color from the 1960's of light green has been left as is, for historical reasons.



Water Sculpture Business for Sale


Bill with Sheeba in 1998

Listing of Bill Knoble's pottery studio and home in Chestertown, NY, below:



Robert Compton Pottery
2662 North 116 Road, Bristol, Vermont 05443, U.S.A.
Phone: 802-453-3778
E-mail: Robert & Christine

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