California Colored Pottery
The following Bauer Pottery piece list includes items from their standard ringware dinnerware line, along with relevant pieces from the Hi-Fire series and plainware items that Bauer continued to produce through the early 1940s. Where known, accessory pieces like copper, wood, and iron racks and holders have been included. Stock numbers from the 1941 catalog are included. Any ringware piece without a number was no longer in production by 1941. View the 1941 catalog here.
Bauer introduced Hi-Fire around 1937 using a new talc-based clay that made the pottery more durable. While primarily an art- and gardenware line, Hi-Fire included some kitchenware pieces. Compared to standard ringware, the pottery is much thicker.
Through the 1930s, ringware came in a wide variety of colors, including Chinese Yellow, Jade Green, Royal Blue, Delph Blue, Ivory, Black, Burgundy, Orange-Red and White. The company introduced a light brown or rust color in the early 1940s. Gray, Olive Green, and Chartreuse were added in the late 1940s or early 1950s.