Discover Catalina Pottery
The beautiful tile exterior of our storefront sets the perfect tone for our boutique which proudly features the only original Catalina Pottery & Tile on the island.
As you walk in the front doors, the beautiful and bold colors stand out and
invite you to enjoy the pottery that was once sold on the island
in its heyday in the 1920s and '30s.
The Catalina Pottery STory
From 1927-1937 Catalina Island was home to a pottery factory that made unique pieces in vibrant colors. Using red clay and mineral oxides(for the glazes) the pottery was originally made using only materials native to Catalina Island. In 1932, the native red clay was replaced with white clay imported to the island and continued to produce thousands of pieces per week in its heyday. In 1937, the entire operation was sold to the Gladding McBean company and moved to Los Angeles, continuing production of the “Catalina Pottery” until 1941.
Collectors of pottery and lovers of the island and its rich history have treasured the pieces for decades. While production has ceased, the original pieces continue to be highly sought after and offer the owner a chance to truly have “A Piece of Catalina Island."