Monday, August 11, 2014

S is for Stangl

Stangl Pottery was produced simultaneously with Fulper Pottery in Flemington, NJ.

Begun by Samuel Hill as Hill Pottery in 1814, the company was acquired by Abram Fulper in the 1860's and changed from utilitarian wares to the lovely art pottery Vasekraft line in 1909.

Martin Stangl was a ceramic engineer who was hired by Fulper in 1910 to develop new glazes and shapes for the thriving Fulper company.  Stangl Pottery Company became incorporated as a separate business in 1955.  By the 1940's, hand painted dinnerware was popularized and it was Stangl that led the way with beautiful lines sold thorough posh department stores in the United States.

By November 1978, inexpensive imports led to the demise of the business and Stangl ceased operations and closed its doors forever.  

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