DORCHESTER POTTERY STONEWARE
The Dorchester Pottery Works located in Dorchester, Massachusetts was founded by George Henderson in 1895. It produced a quality stoneware line of distinctive blue and gray dinnerware – all handmade on a potter’s wheel, hand-painted and finished with a clear seal coat of Bristol glaze up until it closed in 1979. In 1985, the building was added to the National Registry of Historic Places.
In 1928, George Henderson died and his son, Charles W. Henderson took over the business with his wife, Ethel Hill Henderson. The decorators, Charles Hill (Ethel’s brother) and Nando Ricci hand painted most of my pieces – most part of a custom order made for my Mother in the early 1950s.