Burley Clay History
This area’s uniquely rich natural resources – clay, sand and iron – once made Muskingum County and eastern Ohio the “Pottery Capital of the world”. Between 1810 and 1967, hundreds of pottery makers called Ohio home. And beginning in 1923, so did the Burley Clay Products Company. Over the years potteries thrived by supplying farmers with the affordable stoneware crocks and jugs they needed.
Sadly, with the onset of Imports, many potteries have closed. But Burley Pottery has continued to thrive by watching trends and having the ability to change as consumer’s tastes change. Today, consumers appreciate knowing where products are made and prefer products made in the USA when the quality and value make sense.
Recently, the Burley Pottery team decided to refocus our efforts back to our strengths…manufacturing unique American Made Pottery.