California Pottery

California Pottery
Catalina Pottery was produced on the island of the same name, about 26 miles off the California coast. Catalina Clay Products produced mainly brick and decorative "Catalina Tile" for island construction, but garden pieces were also produced, and later vases, bookends, lamps, novelty items and dinnerware. The ware became so popular that it was shipped to the mainline for sale. Most pieces are marked Catalina Island or Catalina with a printed incised stamp or handwritten with a pointed tool. The most favored tableware colors are the rare black, Seafoam and Monterey Brown, and Toyon Red, which is more of an orange. Catalina Island ware was discontinued in 1937. The company's molds were sold the Gladding McBean, which continued production as their Catalina line.

Postcard: View of Avalon Cove, Catalina Island, circa 1920-22.