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Blue & White Pottery / Old Sleepy Eye Collectors Club
From about 1900 to the 1940s, embossed Blue & White, Blue & Grey, Spongeware, Uhl, Whites Utica, Sleepy Eye and other stoneware was a standard component of many American households. It was a regular product line manufactured by many potteries around the American Midwest. These potteries manufactured various Stoneware items to fill a broad range of kitchen, personal hygiene, and other needs.
The variety of pieces is almost endless and includes pitchers, bowls, salt and butter tubs, kitchen canisters, umbrella stands, chamber pots (thunder mugs), slop jars (combinetts), and other items. Many of these pieces are elaborately decorated with embossed scenes or designs such as forests, birds, animals, people, and flowers. These pieces are lovely art designs in their own right and most are now quite popular and cherished objects to many collectors.
Several retail stores usually carried a variety of Stoneware lines in their sales catalogs. However, many pieces were purchased directly from local general stores and some were usually available as "GIVEAWAYS" - buy a bag of flour and a piece of Stoneware was included. Occasionally, the piece had promotional advertising on it. Advertising pieces are now very collectable.
Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you consider joining our organization and sharing your knowledge and common interest in stoneware. For more information regarding BWPOSECC, the Blue & White Pottery / Old Sleepy Eye Collectors Club, please do contact any board member. Please access our membership tab above.
Board Member Contacts
Feel free to contact any of us for Blue & White Pottery / Old Sleepy Eye Collectors Club information.
President Max & Linda Eakin Glen Carbon ,IL firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Dennis Netten Oskaloosa, IA email@example.com
Secretary Ken & Mary Kay Molfese Tinley Park, IL firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Susie Reicheneker Elmwood, IL email@example.com
Newsletter Editors Burley & Tammy Green Owensville, MO firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member Ken & Rhonda Blackburn Calvert City, KY email@example.com
Board Member Jeff & Jill Plato Kane, IL firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member Bill & Jean Engle Freeport, IL email@example.com
Board Member Ray & Kathy Goodell Vermont, IL firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member Alan & Gracile Gickler Clinton, IA n/a