Pacific Glacier 1 3/4″ Jar with a beautiful glaze.
Pacific Pottery began as Pacific Clay Products Company in the Lincoln Heights district of Los Angeles when William Lacy brought together several disparate potteries in the early 1920s to create the firm. The company’s early products were focused on supporting California’s building boom of the 1920s, including brick, roofing tile, and terra cotta. When the building boom ended, Pacific followed Bauer’s example, entering the new market for colored table and kitchenwares.Pacific Pottery brought forth a line of dining and serving pieces called “Hostessware” shortly after Bauer introduced its popular California Colored Pottery in 1930. With a greater variety of wares available in the Hostessware line, Pacific’s offering gave Bauer stiff competition. The quality of Pacific’s colored wares was high. The streamlined styling and dynamic glaze colors were very appealing. Seven glaze colors were first offered: Apache Red, Delphinium Blue,Desert Brown, Jade Green, Lemon Yellow, Pacific Blue (a deep cobalt), and Sierra White. As the years passed, these colors would be altered and given new names.Pacific Pottery also offered hand painted underglaze decorations which varied in form from simple bands and spirals to more complex patterns. World War II ended to the Pacific ClayProducts Company’s promising pottery production as the company contracted with the government and committed to full-time defense production.