Showcases

New look

We’re reorganizing and updating the blog. Let us know what you would like to see posted. Loved seeing all of our friends and clients at the most recent L.A. Pottery Show. Here are a few shots of the “Catalina” sections of our triple booth.

SFO Exhibit

I’m Carole Coates, author of Catalina Island Pottery & Tile: Island Treasures 1927-1937 (2001), and California Revival: Vintage Decor for Today’s Homes (2007). As a passionate collector for over 20 years, researching and sharing the fascinating story behind Catalina’s ceramic legacy–and California’s art history during the Golden Era pre-World War II–has been a worthwhile endeavor. I’ve found that guest …

Gallery (SFO 2008)

Catalinaware: Pottery & Tile from the Island of Romance – February to August 2008 Here’s a virtual tour of the exhibit for our members. Enjoy! SFO Airport Museums (the only fully accredited Museum in an airport) displays the largest collection of Catalinaware ever exhibited, alongside related Island imagery, in the United Terminal post security. Special …

Catalina What?

Many thanks to pottery guru Jack Chipman for honoring us with our first guest posting about the beginnings of the Catalina pottery & tile saga…. CATALINA WHAT? by Jack Chipman Did it really happen? Perhaps it was in a previous lifetime. These thoughts come to the surface as I think about my first trip to …

The First Visitors

Gerry and Jim emailed the following: “Stuck in weather at the San Francisco Airport yesterday, and trying to keep amused, we nearly fainted as we came upon the most beautiful and astounding exhibit of Catalina pottery and tile! We were completely floored. This is a fantastic and very informative display. You should have heard all …

Exciting News

The Catalina Exhibit at the SFO (San Francisco Airport) Museum is up and running as of February 2nd through August 2008, although finishing touches are still being added. This is the largest display ever of vintage Catalina tile, pottery, and related imagery in over 40 cases and it can be viewed by passengers in the United and …

Don’t miss it!

The Los Angeles Pottery Show will be here before you know it. It is the premiere vintage pottery and tile show and it runs for two days only, Feb. 9th (Sat. 10-6) & Feb. 10th (Sun. 10-4) with over 95 exhibitors. It’s the best place to find that special piece of Catalina pottery or tile, …

About Me

I’m Carole Coates, user name “Cataliniana”, author of Catalina Island Pottery & Tile: Island Treasures 1927-1937 (2001), and California Revival: Vintage Decor for Today’s Homes (2007, with Annie Dietz). As a passionate collector for over 20 years, researching and sharing the fascinating story behind Catalina’s ceramic legacy–and California’s art history during the Golden Era pre-World …