July 18, 2024

Archives for 2021

Dec. 7, 1901: Van Briggle Has Exhibit of Pottery

The Colorado Springs Gazette, on Dec. 8, 1901 announced that “Mr. A. Van Briggle who has lately established a pottery here, gave his first reception yesterday at 617 North Nevada, where a large collection of the beautiful vases was set out for the admiration of those who thronged the rooms. The collection included practically all […]

Van Briggle Glazes 1969-1988 by Jeff Stevenson, June 2021

Introduction1968 was an important year for the Van Briggle Pottery Company, as that was the year alloperations were consolidated at the 21st Street plant (located in the old Midland TerminalRailroad roundhouse) after the Memorial plant on Uintah Street was sold to Colorado College.The following year, 1969, was an important year for me personally, as it […]


Scan of p. 152, Van Briggle Notes. Souces were Colo.Spgs. Gazette, 9-14-1919 and “Roster of a Company RESERVE Watch, 8-20-1918 Disbanded: Gazette article, titled “RESERVED Watch Disband With Dinner at Club House” “Roster of a Company RESERVE Watch” includes 72 members & 9 on furlough or in service of USA. Related Images:

Sphinx Bookends!

Another advertisement in our book states the glazes of Orange, Copenhagen Blue & Green introduced in 1916. I have not seen Sphinx Bookends except in this advertisement. No design #. Dragonfly 12″ bowl is #912D; 8″ bowl is 903D. Vase, #838, is shown upside down! Acorn Bowl is design #670. Note the prices were not […]

March 1899 – Artus Van Briggle in Colorado Springs

Sometimes during any endeavor; it is helpful to step back, as though starting again, to see what you might have missed. There is rarely a day that someone does not contact us by text, IM, fb, email or phone with a question about Van Briggle Pottery. We love hearing from new VB enthusiasts! This is […]