From 1927-1937, Catalina Island was home to a pottery factory that made unique pieces in vibrant colors. Using red clay and mineral oxides (for the glazes), the pottery was originally made using only materials native to Catalina Island. In 1932, the native red clay was replaced with white clay imported to the island and continued to produce thousands of pieces per week in its heyday. In 1937, the entire operation was sold to the Gladding McBean company and moved to Los Angeles, continuing its production of the "Catalina Pottery" until 1941.
Collectors of pottery and lovers of the island and its rich history have treasured the pieces for decades. While production has ceased and the factory closed, the original pieces continue to be highly sought after ad offer the owner a chance to truly have a piece of Catalina's history.
Please contact us to inquire about any special requests you may have.
We will do our best to find the piece you're looking for.
We are continually searching for more Catalina Pottery. If you have a particular piece in mind, please contact us and let us know.
We look foward to helping you start, build, complete, or sell
your collection of Catalina Pottery.
Women working at the
Original Catalina Pottery Factory
on Catalina Island.
Our Current Selection of Pottery January 2016