Starting in Louisville, Kentucky, and then flourishing in Los Angeles, California, J. A. Bauer Pottery Company created simple, yet beautiful stoneware from the late 1880s to the early 1960s. With lines ranging from redware flowerpots to brilliantly colored dinnerware, Bauer Pottery was a staple in American homes for many decades. Inspired by the weather and lifestyles of Southern California, Bauer Pottery created many different lines for the home and garden. Bauer introduced new, richly colored styles after the Depression which met with overwhelming success. It wasn't long before all the major pottery companies in the United States began to follow with their own interpretations of Bauer's vision. Today, the work of J.A. Bauer has been reintroduced by a ceramics studio in Los Angeles, located just minutes from the original plant.
Brian White received an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master's of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He has also studied abroad in Europe and South America. He was a senior designer for firms in San Francisco, St. Louis, and Portland before starting his own practice in 1999. He has taught at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and the University of Oregon. He is a member of the AIA and a registered Architect in Oregon and California and is NCARB certified.