Potter

Steubenville Pottery

Location

East Liverpool, Ohio

Origins

American

Manufacturing Era

1880s
1890s
20th Century

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre
Gold Lustre

Type(s) of Ware

Bath
Dinnerware

Motif

Moss Rose
Pomegranate
Tea Leaf

Description

Steubenville Pottery (1881-1960) was founded by a group of Steubenville businessmen who persuaded A. B. Beck, a Staffordshire potter, to come to Steubenville to set up a pottery.  The city had several important prerequisites for a pottery:  easy transportation via the river and the Pan Handle Railroad, coal beds inside the city, and a ready supply of workers.  The first kiln was drawn in 1881.  In 1895 the factory converted to gas-fired kilns and employed over 200 workers.