Leonard Rohrer Pottery

Stoneware pots, jugs, butter churns and jars with a distinctive cobalt decoration are found in the Appleton area in relative abundance. They are sometimes attributed to the Menasha pottery of Carlton and Cleveland Bachelder or are simply referred to as “Appleton Valley stoneware” – pottery made by an unidentified pottery somewhere in the northeastern part … Read more

Berlin Potteries

In 1855 Alson Vail and a man named Lewis started an earthenware pottery in Berlin with a bear purchased from Mr. Cough from the Traveling Pottery to promote the new business. An 1858 Berlin City Directory lists the pottery location on Union Street near Pearl Street. It lists Alson’s brother Tracy as his partner and … Read more