The phrase “California pottery” generally brings to mind the mid-20th-century output of Southern California potteries such as Bauer, Gladding-McBean, Metlox, Pacific, and Vernon. That’s understandable, since those “big five” firms, as they are known, produced countless vases, pitchers, and plates, as well as acres of ceramic tiles. But Bauer was actually founded in California in 1909, Gladding-McBean in 1875, Metlox in 1927, Pacific in 1892,...Continue Reading