to the Pottery Business
new century brought many changes in the way people lived. The horseless
carriage became more common. Homes
began getting running water, telephones, and electricity. Factories
began making many of the items people traditionally made by hand.
and plastic factories almost put potters out of business. Factories
could make jars, bottles, and dishes faster and cheaper. To save their
way of life, potters began making new types of pottery called "whimseys"
and "fancy wares."
and Fancy wares
Fancy wares were colorful candlesticks, plates, bowls,
and vases. They were bright and attractive and many people wanted to
buy them. These objects were sold in large cities and to the tourists
who came to the state.
were unusual and playful objects such as the face jug. Making face jugs
helped the potter break up the tiring routine of making plain jugs and