Catalina Island pottery was produced on the island from 1927 to 1937, and it was marked either "Catalina" or "Catalina Island." In 1937, the Gladding McBean Company bought out the original factory, including the name, and original molds, moved the production to the mainland. Pottery made after 1937 on the mainland, is marked "Catalina Pottery," or "Made in the USA." on Catalina Island pottery However, not all Catalina pottery is marked. Original pieces made on the island tend to have a slightly rougher look, a less consistent appearance in comparison with mainland pieces. Vintage pre-1930 Catalina Island Pottery is preferred by collectors and it's rarity is reflected in the value.
Catalina Island Pottery and Tile: 1927-1937
This revised and updated 2nd edition of a book now called the bible of Catalina Pottery & Tile focuses exclusively on vintage Island-made wares, contains an updated pricing and buying guide, newly discovered historic information gathered in the 10 years since the original edition, and includes over 40 new color images...Catalina Pottery: the Early Years, 1927-1937 YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE to the POTTERY OF CATALINA ISLAND
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE POTTERY OF CATALINA ISLAND, is an indispensable reference for any collector of the pottery manufactured on Catalina Island. The book begins by identifying every Catalina Island Clay Products piece that would have been for sale at the Catalina pottery shops, not only by its designated Catalina Clay Products catalogue number and original description, to the extent possible, but also by adding a picture to assist in identification...
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