Book Corrections

Book 1 - Franciscan, Catalina, and Other Gladding, McBean Wares

Avalon Art Ware

Images of the Avalon Art Ware on pages 120, 121, and 122 are incorrect.

Avalon Art Ware Examples
Correctly Identified, these are examples of Avalon Art Ware

  • Page 120/121, top image - #C-311 vase, #C-314 candleholder, and the #C-608 candleholder,  are correct and are from the Avalon Art Ware line.

  • Page 120/121, bottom image - #104 vase, #110 vase, and #137 vase are incorrect, they are from the Cielito Art Ware line.

  • Page 122, top image - #C-610 vase  is from the Catalina Art Ware line.

  • Page 122, bottom image - #400 candlesticks are from the Capistrano Art Ware line, and the compote is from the Cielito Art Ware line.

Background Research:

Only shapes in this PDF file are documented to be in the Avalon Art Ware line
and
Only when they are in these two color combinations:

Solid Matt Ivory (MP-5 glaze)
or
 Matt Ivory outside (MP-5 glaze) with a Turquoise Satin lining (MP-27 glaze)

Please note:

In the January 1st, 1942 sales brochure, only the candleholders and
candelabra were only sold in the solid matt Ivory glaze.
All vases and bowls were sold only in the matt ivory/turquoise satin combination.
See this PDF file

It is unknown if vases and bowls were made in solid matt ivory
or if the candleholders and candelabra were made in the matt ivory/turquoise satin combination prior to January 1st, 1942 and sold in the Avalon Art Ware line.

The Art Ware lines were marketing tools for sales.  Shapes would be added and others would be discontinued to the art ware lines every year.  Shapes would be in other lines.

Further research may indicate other shapes were included in the
Avalon Art Ware line.  This will be updated as information is found.

Final Revision:

Avalon Art Ware shapes were from the Catalina Island molds.
The line was named after "Avalon" which is the main city of Catalina Island.
Avalon Art Ware was sold in a two-color combination with the exterior of the piece in matt ivory and the interior in turquoise satin.
Candlesticks & candleholders were sold in solid matt ivory.
The shapes offered in the Avalon Art Ware line were limited to the
following in this PDF file.
All of the shapes in this PDF file were also in the Catalina Art Ware line
with the exception of C-709 (no image available) and C-313.
Although the shapes were in the Catalina Art Ware line,
they were in other glazes and glaze combinations
other than the exterior in Ivory with the interior in turquoise satin.
Solid Ivory pieces would be considered to be in the Catalina Art Ware line,
with the exception of candlesticks and candleholders which were
also sold in the Avalon Art Ware line.

Book 2 - Franciscan Hand-Decorated Embossed Dinnerware

  • Page 30 - The sentence "Elsa Radie as a trainee designer, who built her own pottery in Venice, Italy.." should be corrected to read: "Elsa Rady as a trainee designer, who built her own pottery in Venice, California.."