Rebecca Plummer and Jon Ellenbogen have operated the Barking Spider Pottery for over 42 years. Their passive solar home and studio is built above the Toe River in the North Carolina mountains. They have twin thirty-one-year-old sons, Alexander and Christopher.


Rebecca was born in 1951 in West Chester, PA. She holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy and has taken classes at West Chester State, Alfred University, and Penland School of Crafts. Together with Jon, she has exhibited in numerous local and national shows.


Jon was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. He was trained as an engineer at The Cooper Union and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. After working on the anti-ballistic missile project at Bell Laboratories and teaching engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, he took a ceramics class at Penland School of Crafts, where he met Rebecca. He's been a potter ever since.