Potteries of Trenton Society


The Potteries of Trenton Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Trenton's ceramic past.

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2017 Memberhsip Letter & Database Initiative

We realize that the POTS board has been quiet for some months, but in that time we have been working on a new initiative. While the symposia and newsletters have established our credibility as an historical society and educational organization, we had not been able to pursue the project that was the original motivation to create the group, The Trenton Potteries Database. We hope that will now change.

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2015 Trenton Ceramics Symposium

Saturday, April 18

Sanitation & Civilization

Trenton’s Contributions to the Progress of American Hygiene

The Potteries of Trenton Society in partnership with the New Jersey State Museum and the Trenton Museum Society is pleased to present the 2015 Trenton Ceramic Syposium. The Potteries of Trenton Society is pleased to partner with the New Jersey State Museum and the Trenton Museum Society to present our twelfth annual Trenton Ceramics Symposium on Saturday, April 18, 2015. This year our speakers will explore the city's importance in the history of the sanitary industry in the United States. The symposium will be held in the Auditorium of the New Jersey State Museum. Registration and light refreshments will begin at 9:00 a.m.; the program will start at 10:00 a.m.

Directions to the State Museum's auditorium on West State Street.

Advanced Registration Form (pdf)

Trenton Driving Tour

A driving tour of nine Tile & Terra Cotta sites in Trenton. After you take a tour of Trenton's tile and terra cotta sites please fill out our survey to comment on your experience. We are developing a brochure of sites related to Trenton's historic ceramic industry and want to know if this is a useful format.


See More Photos

Potteries of Trenton Majolica flower plate An image gallery feature has been added to the website, where you can view slides from symposiums--Mayer's Majolica, New Jersey Stoneware, Richards' Kiln site, and Trenton Rockingham. There are also maker's marks from Trenton potteries, historic Lenox factory buildings and a section for comments on each of the photos.

Image Gallery

Who Are We?

The Potteries of Trenton Society (POTS) is a New Jersey non-profit corporation. Our mission is to promote the study and appreciation of Trenton´s ceramic industry by:

Why Trenton?

In the 19th and early 20th centuries Trenton was a center of American ceramic manufacture, and its products were shipped all over the country, literally from coast to coast. Among the Trenton pottery industryís accomplishments:

Contact Information

Potteries of Trenton Society
120 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Please note, however, that we are not able to identify, appraise, or provide information on ceramic objects. Visitors to the site should consult with an appraiser or antique dealer:

American Society of Appraisers
P.O. Box 17265
Washington, DC 20041

Appraisers Association of America
386 Park Avenue South
Suite 2000
New York, NY 10016

Thank You.