Drying Pipes

This is the first of several sets of photos I’ll post from a visit last weekend to the Gladding, McBean Pottery Factory in Lincoln, CA.  The company was established in 1875 and became renowned for the excellence of it’s architectural terra cotta.  More on that later, but the company also produces huge quantities of more utilitarian products, including floor and roof tiles, bricks, and sewer pipes. These massive pipes were crowded together in a cavernous 3rd-floor drying room heated by large gas furnaces.

Photographic excursions into this historic pottery are made possible by Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, CA. This remarkable partnership between Viewpoint and Gladding McBean is now in its 14th year.

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Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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