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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Potteries of Trenton Database & Website Redesign

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.

2018 Annual Meeting

Sunday, April 29th

Experiences of Immigrant British Potters in Mid-nineteenth century America

The Potteries of Trenton Society is pleased to announce that Miranda Goodby will be the guest speaker at its annual meeting on Sunday, April 29 in Trenton, New Jersey. The meeting will be held in the Stokes Library of Trenton's historic Masonic Temple at 100 Barrack Street. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1:30 PM. Goodby will speak about the experiences of immigrant British potters in mid-nineteenth century America, such as those who established Trenton's pottery industry. Light refreshments will follow the lecture. Ample free parking is available across the street from the Temple next to the Old Barracks. The annual meeting of POTS members will begin at 3:00 PM.

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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 industry’s accomplishments:

Contact Information

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