Van Briggle

Van Briggle Pottery was started by Artus Van Briggle in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after 1901. Van Briggle had been a decorator at Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati, Ohio. He died in 1904 and his wife took over managing the pottery. One of the employees, Kenneth Stevenson, took over the company in 1969. He died in 1990 and his wife, Bertha, and son, Craig, ran the pottery. She died in 2010.  The pottery closed in 2012. The wares usually have modeled relief decorations and a soft, matte glaze. For more information, explore our identification guides for Van Briggle and other American art pottery


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