Hull Pottery

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
Bow-Knot
Brown Drip
Butterfly
Calla Lily
Camellia
Capri
Continental
Crescent
Crestone
Debonair
Ebb Tide
Fantasy
Flora
Heritageware
House ‘n’ Garden
Imperial
Iris
Kingston
Little Red Riding Hood line – one of the most popular lines
Magnolia Matte
Mardi Gras
Mayfair
Medley
Orchid
Parchment
Pine Cone
Poppy
Rainbow
Rosella
Royal
Serenade
Tangerine
Thistle
Tokay
Tropicana
Tulip
Water Lily
Wildflower
Woodland

Popular Hull Pottery
Art Pottery
Artwares from the 1950’s
Banks – piggy bank
Baskets
Bookends
Candleholders
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
Pitchers
Planters
Stoneware
Tile – decorative tile, faience tile, plain tile
Vases

Hull Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$


6 Comments

  1. Carolyn Reel February 27, 2014

    I have a Red Riding Hood Cookie Jar that is from the 1940’s I would like to know it’s value.
    She has a decal of mixed flowers on her skirt with a yellow basket with brown x’s. Can anyone please tell me as I have had her since I was 10 years old and now am 79. Excellent condition too.

  2. Judy Schroeder July 31, 2014

    Was there ever a period when Hull was not stamped on the back? Bought some at an auction and some said Hull and the rest just said made in the USA-same pattern. Thanks

  3. Charlotte August 31, 2014

    I would like to know the value of a tea pot, sugar and creamer marked Hull M 28 USA.
    THANK YOU

  4. Elaine Funkhouser September 8, 2014

    I have which appears to be a beige honey pot with top, approx 4 3/4″ tall and 4″ dia. it has yellow flowers with brown middle on front and on bottom it is marked “oven-proof, Hull USA, No. 43., could you give some info it please. Thank you.

  5. i have a full set of hull ware whats it worth September 19, 2014

    I have a full set of hull ware….. whats it worth

  6. Judy Clevenger September 24, 2014

    I have a cookie jar in the Brown Drip pattern. It is marked on the bottom Ovenproof USA. It has cookies across the front of it. I believe it to be Hull pottery. Can you tell me if Hull Pottery used the Ovenproof USA stamp?

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