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California Pottery

Saar Jardiniere

Big Saar Jardiniere

Richard Saar pottery big jardiniere

7 inches tall and 8 inches across at the top.

Saar Pottery was made in Lawndale,Ca. later moving to El Segundo,Ca.


Chalice pottery

Chalice pottery, California pottery
Chalice pottery beverage set

Just found this not long ago at a local resale shop.  Chalice pottery set that has a "loving message" on it with a series of cups, each with a term of endearment.  A little sappy but mark

Marc Bellaire

Marc Bellaire, California pottery
Marc Bellaire plate 1958

This actual plate appeared in one of the California pottery books that highlighted Marc Bellaire.  Signed by Marc Bellaire.  Dated 1958.

Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics Handled Bowl with Pouring Spout
Heath Ceramics Handled Bowl with Pouring Spout

I love the purity of the Heath designs along with their gorgeous glaze treatments.


Charles Houston

We haven't been able to find out much about Charles Houston other than what others have noted here on Modish--that he produced kitschy mugs in the late 1940s and early 1950s from Fresno, California

Metlox Poppy Trail Free Form

Metlox Poppytrail Free Form
Metlox Poppytrail Free Form

Lucky find! :)

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