Salt Pottery


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In operation



flower pots, jardinieres, urns, cremation jars and stove pipe collars (Harney 1929)


“In the early Seventies, John Salt and his family were operating a small one kiln pottery on Pine Street, between Pennsylvania and New York Avenues. This is said to have been erected by a Mr. Ellis. The Salts manufactured a fine grade of flower pots, jardinieres, urns, cremation jars and stove pipe collars. It was the only pottery of its kind near Trenton. They procured their clay from Heath’s Meadow on the Shabbconk Creek” (Harney 1929).

It is speculated that the Whelan Pottery later occupied this site.

Selected References

Harney, W.J. 1929. “Trenton’s First Potteries.” Sunday Times Advertiser, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1929.

Goldberg, David J. 1998. “Preliminary Notes on the Pioneer Potters and Potteries of Trenton, N.J.: The First Thirty Years – 1852 – 1882 (And Beyond).” Privately published, Trenton, New Jersey.

Other firms at this site:

Other Names

John Salt; Salt Pottery

Block and Lot:
217E; 217F/874; 217G/1065; 217H

Historic Street Address:
Pine Street between New York Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue

Lawrence Township