Before any current record of pottery manufacture in Huntington, the quality of Long Island clay was recognized by potter Adam States (his Dutch name Anglicized from Staats). States used Long Island clay to create, most likely, the first sustainable stoneware manufactory in New England.
The Search Begins
I had grown up on the south shore of Long Island and raised my children there. By the time the last nestling flew the coop, my husband and I decided we needed a change of scenery. But I still had family on Long Island and also a family tree rooted in generations of Long Islanders. … Continue reading The Search Begins