The Tools of a Huntington Potter

If there's a fork in the road, take it. If I hadn't come upon a book with an eye-opening, unsourced paragraph about the Huntington Pottery, and found out the author's papers were archived in Philadelphia Museum of Art, I would never have searched the museum's website. And if i hadn't searched the website, I never … Continue reading The Tools of a Huntington Potter

Lewis & Gardiner

A Pause for Benjamin Keeler: Connecticut native Benjamin Keeler had a short but profitable stint (1825-1827) as owner of the Huntington Pottery. Keeler "... was engaged in the coasting trade, and was also connected with a pottery at Huntington, Long Island, but during the latter portion of his life was a farmer." [Commemorative biographical record … Continue reading Lewis & Gardiner

The Brown Bros Pottery Through the Eyes of a Child

In this enchanting tale, Georgianna Bennet Sherman recounts her childhood by the pottery. Georgianna's history is interesting and so much can be learned through her memories, but for now I invite you to enjoy the adventures of the five-year-old foster child of George and Eunice Brown, exploring the Brown Brothers Pottery in its heyday.

Brown Brothers Stencil Decorations

Pottery manufacturers, who had relied on their team of potters, or in the case of large operations, a skilled decorator or artist to brush or slip trail the cobalt blue glaze in a desired pattern, discovered that applying the blue slip with a stencil created a more uniform and identifiable decoration. This would allow less skilled labor to apply the decorations.