Clay artist Richard Busch is the owner of Glenfiddich Farm Pottery, located in a converted 175-year-old former dairy barn on Catoctin Mountain, just west of Leesburg, Virginia. Richard's work includes handmade salt-glazed, functional stoneware items including bowls, vases, teapots, pitchers, lidded jars, wine coolers, mugs, and more, all with an earthy quality and an Asian influence.
The farm is still in use. Today, horses graze the property's 20 acres and there is a sizeable flock of colorful chickens, which have free range of the back meadows.
The studio is where Richard creates and glazes all of his wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Located in the lower level of the renovated barn, the large space was formerly the stables for the farm's working horses as well as for boarding riding horses including a race horse. Today, the horses boarded at Glenfiddich Farm have use of the new stables located in the adjoining meadows.
The studio and showroom are open to the public. Please call ahead to let us know that you want to visit. That way you can be assured of someone being here to welcome you.
Open by appointment.