Catalina Macaw Tile Panel

On April 23, 2013, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1939 William Wrigley Jr. purchased Santa Catalina island in 1919 and discovered clay suitable for use in ceramics on the island.  At first the pottery made bricks, pavers and roof tiles but in the late 1920′s they began to produce decorative glazed tile with bright, stylized Moorish designs, tile panels [...]

Catalina Island Pottery History

On November 21, 2012, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1939 Catalina Pottery is one of the most famous and much loved potteries in the U.S.  To dress up the island and attract tourism, William Wrigley Jr. built the plant and was determined to remake Avalon “a monument to the early beginnings of California.”  The tiled facades, patios, stairways, rooftops [...]

Catalina Floral Tile

On August 25, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Creamy satiny glazes in pretty pastel colors compliments the floral motif on this vintage tile from Catalina Island.   Catalina tiles are highly sought after! 4″ square x 1/2″ thick Great condition; minor edge wear Qty = 2 $75 each  

Catalina Vintage Plate

On April 12, 2012, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, Ca  1927-1937 Bright turquoise blue glazing covers this vintage plate by Catalina.  The glossy finish has crazing. 11 1/4″ wide Great condition; signed Qty = 1 $75

Catalina Vintage Bowl

On December 24, 2011, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Two-handled antique bowl from Catalina, made with white clay.  Their dinner ware is treasured by collectors and novices alike, for its great glaze colors and for the character and variety of the pieces.  This is both decorative and functional, so why not use this to enhance any dining experience. [...]

Antique Catalina Vase

On December 9, 2011, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 “Catalina is one of the most famous and much loved potteries in the United States”, according to Norman Karlson.  Here is a vintage, 2-handled vase with deep matte blue glaze on red clay.  We date this piece between 1927-1932; that is when the red clay was depleted and white [...]

Catalina Border Tile

On April 22, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Catalina Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 This vintage, red clay, black line border tile is decorated with a graceful and bold Persian-inspired design.  
The strong black accents enliven the rich palette of mustard, umber and pearl-white.
  Made from the red clay found on the island, this tile dates between 1927-1932.
  After 1932, white clay was brought [...]