The evolution of the cookie jar

vintage Alice in Wonderland cookie jar

Cookie jars evolved from the elegant British biscuit jars found on Victorian-era tables. As the biscuit jar was adapted for use in America, it migrated from the dining table to the kitchen and, by the late 1920s, it was common to find a green-glass jar (or pink or clear), often with an applied label and a screw-top lid, on kitchen counters in the typical American home. Read More +

Twin Winton Ceramic’s early animals: The genius behind California’s whimsical pottery

Did you know one of California’s most successful pottery companies was launched by a 17 year old and his twin bother? This feature on Twin Winton Pottery’s early animals focuses on items designed by boy genius twins Don and Ross Winton. Initially sold from their family garage in 1936, these figurines became the foundation for one of America’s great pottery companies – Twin Winton.
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