5/16/11

Saturday's awsome tour of Gladding McBean

Saturday fellow blogger, Pammy and I went to Lincoln California to Gladding McBean. It is a pottery/clay company that has been in business since 1875 and is a true California historical wonder. They have a week of tours every year and a pottery exhibit called Feats of Clay.
This is the bus that takes you from the visitors center into Gladding McBean.
This was the band playing outside the visitors center.
This was our tour guide Victoria
The next images are things that are made at Gladding McBean. A lot of the items made are for use on the outside of large business buildings.


These are easels used to lift large heavy pieces that are in the process of being worked on.
Isn't that column in the background wonderful?

This is an old RCA monument.

These are the two types of Kilns.
And a beehive kiln
This is sewer pipe that is made and sitting on the lot. Because the building market has dried up in California and other places it sits there waiting.




This is a lamp post that is on a bridge somewhere. I can't remember, I think the tour guide said New Mexico. But I could be very wrong. Apparently they are all across a bridge.
Isn't the eagle wonderful?
And this is the logo for a men's store in SF CA

The tour is really wonderful. Gladding McBean is a historical treasure. If you are ever in the area this time of year I would highly recommend.

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