Catalina Spanish Tile

On March 30, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Catalina Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Vintage cuerda seca tile has a Spanish motif with glossy glazes.   Colors are yellow, black and brown on red clay. 6″ sq x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition.   Signed, never set Qty = 5 pcs $325 each  

Catalina Handled Mug

On March 17, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Large mug was made with red clay and covered with satiny yellow glaze.  Attached handle. 6″ tall Great condition; tiny flea bite on bottom Qty = 1 $250    

Catalina Vintage Plates

On March 10, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Satiny medium blue glaze covers these vintage plates made on the island of Catalina.   White clay base, rather than the earlier red clay.   Signed.   Sold separately. 6″ Great condition Qty = 4 pcs $40 each  

Catalina Cactus Salt/Pepper Vintage

On October 20, 2015, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Brilliant yellow glazing covers this adorable set of cactus salt and pepper shakers.  Add to any collection or just brighten a table setting with these vintage pieces. 3  1/2″ tall Great condition; signed.  Minor glaze wear near top of salt shaker. Qty = 1 set $175 set    

Catalina Island Vintage Bowl

On July 17, 2015, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 This sturdy bowl has bright orange glazing and a flat bottom.   Will add color to any setting.  It does have some wear and scratches. 9″ wide x 4″ tall Good condition; signed.  Top edge wear; interior scratches. Qty = 1 $250  

Catalina Art Deco Tile

On August 7, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA   1927-1937 This early vintage Catalina tile was made with red clay, before the pottery started importing white clay from the mainland in 1932.   It has a wonderful 3-dimensional Art Deco design with matte blue glazing. 5  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; signed, never set Qty […]

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 white clay from the mainland had to […]

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 […]