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Wellers Pottery worker
Description: Reverse reads: "Potter at work. Wellers Pottery, Zanesville." This photograph shows an unknown man molding clay on a pottery wheel at S.A. Weller Pottery Company in Zanesville, Ohio. S.A. Weller Pottery located at 1888 Ceramic Avenue, was generally considered to be the largest art pottery producer in the world. The company was founded in 1872 by Samuel A. Weller (1851- 1925), in Fultenham, Ohio. Weller moved production to Zanesville in 1888 and built his first factory in 1890. The company handled all aspects of production, from digging the clay all the way through the firing in the kiln. At first, Weller produced everyday items such as cookware and flower pots, but in 1895 the company began producing more decorative items such as vases and figurines. Some of the most popular Weller patterns are: Hudson, Sicard, Louwelsa, Woodcraft and Camelot. Sam Weller's Pottery closed in 1948. Though many think that Weller Pottery is just an imitation of Roseville and Rookwood pottery, Weller pieces are displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and at other museums. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B07F12_024_1
Subjects: Pottery--Ohio--Zanesville; Art pottery, American--Ohio--Zanesville--History; Weller Pottery Company; Pottery wheels; Works Progress Administration of Ohio (U.S.)
Places: Zanesville (Ohio); Muskingum County (Ohio)