On a recent visit to Arnold, California, we took a detour off highway 4 to Quyle Kilns. I was lucky to get a full backstage tour of the studios from Pamela Quyle. Short story is this woman grew up in the arts, raised her kids in the studios, and works there today (her sister runs the winery and organic farming ventures). These folks make most of the high quality clay that is shipped to studios and schools around northern california and have been doing it for half a century. They also have a gem of a letterpress studio in one of the rooms of the old barn. I really enjoyed all of her stories and the freedom with which she let us poke around and ooh and ahh. Here are the picts… (yes I bought something).