Hull Pottery was founded in 1905, in Crooksville, Ohio, by Addis E. Hull when he bought the Acme Pottery Company. His company had over 400 people working for him. The A.E. Hull Pottery Company made art pottery, ceramic wares, novelties, stoneware and kitchenware.
In 1917, they introduced their first line of art pottery. By 1925, they were producing more than 3 million pieces a year. To help keep up with demand, from 1921 to 1929, they also sold pottery imported from Europe, plus it was a little cheaper than manufacturing their own. During the Great Depression in 1929, they stopped importing and focused on making affordable stoneware which the American Clay Products Company helped sell. In 1937, they started producing pieces for Old Spice, including shaving mugs, bottles for cologne and lotion and much more. In 1943, they introduced what will become one of their most popular lines ever, the Little Red Riding Hood line, starting with the Red Riding Hood cookie jar.
A flood and fire destroyed much of the company in 1950 but they reopened a couple of years later in 1952. Under the leadership of J.B. Hull, they started to produce new items and changed their name to Hull Pottery Company. During the 1960’s, they started to produce dinnerware, with JCPenney being one of it’s largest customers.
They ceased operation in March 1986 after years of strikes took a toll on the company.
Hull Pottery Marks
Hull USA – pre-1950 vases
Hull Art USA – pre-1950 vases
Hull – in large script after 1950
HULL – in block letters after 1950
Hull Pottery Patterns, Lines
House ‘n’ Garden
Little Red Riding Hood line – one of the most popular lines
Popular Hull Pottery
Artwares from the 1950’s
Banks – piggy bank
Cookie Jars – apple, baby, bean pot
Dinnerware from the 1940’s
Kitchenware – flared bowl, jardiniere, teapot, tea set
Lamps – pitcher lamp
Matte Wares from the 1940’s
Novelties – donkey planter, llama planter, monkey
Tile – decorative tile, faience tile, plain tile
Hull Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$