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Howard Pierce founded his ceramics company in 1941 in Claremont, CA and began production in 1945 after academic training at the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinoise and Pomona Col


Recent Gallery Posts

Royal China

Royal China Futura shape
Coffee Pot

Royal China. Futura shape. Unknown pattern. Reference the Navajo pattern on this shape which is a gray repeating, move elongated pattern.


Sheldon Gants

This is the largest piece of Gants I've found to date. It appears to be a relish dish. Circa 1950-60s.

Steubenville Blue

Steubenville American Modern, Steubenville, Russel Wright, Steubenville Blue

Steubenville Potteries. American Modern. [Steubenville Blue]. Gravy. Russel Wright.

Bennington Pottery

Teardrop Musician Series

Today's find #2

Bennington Potters Co-op

Teardrop Musician Series

Very nice modernist design.

This one is a Cellist.

Mark on back is an early one.

Stetson China

Stetson Hiawatha

Stetson China. [Hiawatha].

Raymor Roseville

Roseville Raymor
My awesome Raymor Roseville find

I found these 54 pieces of Raymor pottery made by Roseville and designed by Ben Seibel in 1954 at my favorite thrift store in Columbus Ohio, priced at $59.

Metlox Potteries

Salad Bowl
Salad Bowl

Metlox Potteries. Freeform. California Aztec. Salad Bowl. Frank Irwin (shape). Bob Allen (pattern). 1955.

Found a large stash of Aztec today.