Woodstock Grand Tent Sale


Woodstock Retail Store + Studio
1837 W. Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT

Labor Day Weekend
Friday, Sep. 3 thru Monday, Sep. 6
10am–5pm

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where and When is the Woodstock Grand Tent Sale?
    The sale is in-person only at our Woodstock, VT location. 
    from 10am Friday, September 3rd through Monday, September 6th - unless we sell out sooner! We recommend shopping early - limited quantities are available and we will sell out quickly! Please note, masks are required.
  • What will be on sale?
    The sale will feature pottery seconds, seconds home accents, and select discontinued merchandise. Seconds and discontinued items are 30% off retail prices, with an ADDITIONAL 20% off during the sale.
  • What is a "second"?
    Seconds are pieces that don't pass our quality control standards to be sold at full price. Seconds may have minor surface defects, color inconsistencies, or other variations that reflect the handmade nature of most of our products. Seconds items are still safe for use, beautiful, and authentically handmade.
  • Are you having an online seconds sale as well?
    No, we are not offering an online seconds sale over Labor Day Weekend - the Grand Tent Sale is valid for in-person purchases at our Woodstock, VT location only. We are offering Free Shipping sitewide on Orders $150+ for online purchases. See details below.
  • Can I call and place an online order, or put items on hold?
    Due to the incredibly high volume we experience during our Seconds Sale, we aren't able to accommodate these requests. We will not be able to process phone orders during this time. If you have specific requests, we encourage you to call Customer Care about your request later in the fall when our seconds inventory has been replenished.
  • Can I return seconds pieces?
    No. All seconds are final sale. No returns, exchanges, or refunds will be issued.
  • Is Free Shipping Sitewide?
    YES! Receive FREE Standard Shipping on all orders $150+ (valid on shipping within the US only). Free Shipping is valid for online purchases only,

What Makes a Second?

Every piece is touched at least twenty-five times during production by our master potters. Our team inspects each piece carefully before deciding if it is first or second quality. A combination of minor imperfections in the following categories can make a piece a second, but there are also some pieces that have a singular flaw as pictured below.

These images were taken to show some of the extremes within our seconds section to educate our customers, whose support we are so grateful for! Each piece embodies the handmade nature of Farmhouse Pottery, and we celebrate their individuality by sharing these one-of-a-kind pieces with our customers.

Our team’s top concern is to ensure that each piece is safe to use and fully functional before earning a place in your home. We like to think of our seconds as having some extra personality! 

Form

The seconds that fall under the category of form usually come from our hands-on process, and we expect there to be a level of variation.  These types of production flaws alter the pots from their intended final form, thus making them seconds.

Form examples include slightly misshapen, warping, irregular stamping, and small stress cracks.

What Makes a Second Form
What Makes a Second Material

Material

The seconds that fall under the category of material occur as a result of natural material melting and bleeding through the glaze during the firing process. Depending on the size, intensity and location of one of these discrepancies, will depend on whether a piece is considered first or second quality. The larger a pot becomes, the more area there is for variation to occur on the surface.

Glaze

After a pot is finished in the studio and bisque fired, it is glazed, stacked into the kiln, and unloaded by our kiln team of master potters. Each of our pots is glazed by hand! The seconds that fall under the glazing category are created during this part of our process. When loading glazed pieces into a kiln, glaze can sometimes chip off, exposing a small area of raw clay.

Even though a piece may be missing a patch of glaze, each pot is still fully functional because we fire our claybody to its proper temperature. When a claybody is fully fired it becomes vitrified, keeping all of our pieces completely food safe!

Seconds pottery pinhole and chipped glaze

 


Contact Customer Care

You can contact Customer Care via care@farmhousepottery.com, or by calling 802-457-7486. Please note, due to the high volume we experience during this sale, you may not receive an immediate response. Please leave a voicemail with your contact information if prompted.

**Free Shipping promotion is valid on orders over $150 for Standard Ground Shipping within the US only. Not valid on previous purchases.