Pacific launched their iconic Hostessware dinnerware line in 1932. In its ten-year run, Pacific produced almost 200 pieces in a wide variety of bright, cheerful colors. Learn more about Hostessware and explore one of the most comprehensive collections in the world.
The creative talent at Pacific Clay added flair to Hostessware with the 1934 launch of their decorated ware. Pacific produced over 50 different in-glazed designs, many one-of-a-kind, in the few years that the patterns were in production. Delve into this comprehensive pattern guide with close to 200 examples.
I enjoy creating designs inspired by California colorware. Many of these logo and print designs are available on a variety of items and fabrics through third-party providers like Society6 and Spoonflower. Check out the design portfolio and click-through to purchase items where available.
In the spring of 2020, I added 3D modeling to my design portfolio using Blender, an open source 3D modeling suite. This turned into an opportunity to completely reimagine and recreate iconic dinnerware and barware lines. Over past the weeks and months, I’ve been modeling the entire Bauer Pottery line for my new publication, California Colored Pottery: A Mostly Complete Guide to Bauer’s Iconic Dinnerware line. Join me on the design journey and see what’s possible.
A Completist’s Guide to Pacific Pottery Hostessware
Want to learn more about Pacific Pottery? Informal is a complete as-we-know it guide to Pacific Pottery and their iconic Hostessware dinnerware line. Meticulously researched and compiled by one of the top Pacific collectors, Informal is an illustrated guide to all of the known Hostessware pieces — including decorated lines — with visuals, designs, and photographs. The book is available as print-on-demand through the online publishing company Blurb.