- Andreas Bauer
- Highland, California
Started in Louisville and then flourishing in Los Angeles, the J. A. Bauer Pottery Company created simple yet beautiful earthenware from the late 1880s to the early 1960s. After the Depression, inspired by the weather and lifestyles of Southern California, Bauer Pottery introduced new, richly colored styles, which met with overwhelming success.
In 1998, the work of J. A. Bauer was reintroduced by a Los Angeles entrepreneur, out of a small studio just minutes from the original plant. The new Bauer line, Bauer 2000, is manufactured at the company’s factory in Highland, California, with an emphasis on styles originally manufactured in the 1930s and 1940s—with all glazes reformulated to be food safe and lead free.