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 Island Pottery and Tile Island Tr 1927-1937
Ceramic artwares, tablewares, and tiles produced by Catalina Clay Products Company, Santa Catalina Island, California, from 1927 to 1936, are presented in over 550 color photographs. Wares displayed range from teapots and vases to pictorial murals and tile tables...Catalina pottery, the early years, 1927-1937
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