Locations: Laguna Beach
Dates of Operation: 1927 - 1967
Seller Values: Check average price on Ebay

  Featured Brayton Laguna items (view more)

Popular Lines & Patterns:
Webton Ware

Relevant Posts:
2009.08.31 Brayton Laguna Stand

The successful and pioneering Brayton Laguna Pottery was the main reason that the Laguna Beach area became such a mecca for art and potteries in the 40s-50s. I’ve seen various examples from the pottery, and like many pottery manufacturers that lasted for a long period of time, their focus changed over the years.

The earlier items from the 20s and 30s were mostly solid color or 2-3 glaze color household dinnerware, accesories, tiles and garden items. In fact, I’ve heard that his solid color glazes were one of the starting points for the whole craze - later emulated quite successfully by Bauer, GMcB and others.

This later expanded into tourist items like decorated plates and small figurines. From the 30s through the pottery’s demise in 1967 or so, the company focused mainly on both animal and human figurines - they were among the first companies to really popularize it. They received the first contract to produced Disney characters from any pottery. Later items of the 50s-60s followed the trends of the day, with elongated, modern-looking sculpture items and lines being added.

While it was originally founded in 1927 by Durlin Brayton at his home, the pottery eventually expanded into a larger factory with modern kilns.

Brayton Pitcher - Potteries of California

There are various marks that you can find on the backs of Brayton items. These included incised, in-mold, painted, ink-stamped and occasional paper labels. The latter often occurs in conjunction with other methods of marking. Many items were marked, but there are some that weren’t - especially the figurines. I’ve seen the famous Brayton Laguna giraffes (the one with one neck encircling the other) at the thrift that didn’t have any mark whatsoever on the body or hooves. By the way, the reason I didn’t pick that one up was the ears were broken off of the piece.

Chipman has a great description of the various stamps and the time periods they occurred in. I’ve seen “Laguna Pottery”, “Brayton Laguna Pottery”, “Brayton Pottery”, “Brayton’s” and “Brayton’s Laguna Beach Calif”. The dutch themed pitcher I found below is marked “Brayton’s” along with an item code number. It also seems to have an ink mark representing either the decorator or the finisher.

More Images

Potteries of CaliforniaPotteries of CaliforniaPotteries of CaliforniaPotteries of CaliforniaPotteries of CaliforniaPotteries of California

Note: We've tried to provide as much info as possible on this pottery maker or artist. For further info, you may want to research the items they have on Ebay listed under this name. We've tried to hand tailor the searches below so they will bring up the most accurate results. If there are no results, it will list general California pottery.

   Brayton Laguna items



1939 Disney Brayton Laguna Pottery Gepetto Figurine Original Pinocchio Movie Era
Current Price: $495.87
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1h 19m



BRAYTON LAGUNA PRETZEL CUP CALIFORNIA USA
Current Price: $19.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1h 58m



NICE! 1943 BRAYTON LAGUNA Pottery Lady Green Dress White Dogs Vase Planter Decor
Current Price: $39.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3h 30m



Brayton Laguna Pottery Purple Mama Cow, Papa Bull & Baby Calf Figurines PERFECT!
Current Price: $265.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4h 56m



Brayton Laguna Matilda Cookie Jar
Current Price: $124.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5h 49m



Vintage “BRAYTON LAGUNA” White Calf Flower Holder – Made in California
Current Price: $5.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 8h 27m



Vintage RETRO BRAYTON LAGUNA CALIFORNIA Ceramic Vase - Very Nice!
Current Price: $39.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 9h 31m



Brayton Laguna Pottery Pheasant Birds Figurines
Current Price: $199.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 13h 34m



Disney Brayton Laguna 1940s Pinocchio Figaro Crouching Geppetto Pottery
Current Price: $149.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 17h 18m



Disney Brayton Laguna Geppetto Pottery 1939 Pinocchio Sitting Thinker
Current Price: $599.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 17h 18m



Porky Pig figurine Warner Brothers Looney Tunes (Shaw? Brayton Laguna?) Vintage
Current Price: $22.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 19h 12m



Brayton Laguna Canister Set Plus Salt Pepper and Tray
Current Price: $450.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1d 1h 32m



CALIFORNIA POTTERY BRAYTON LAGUNA CALIF ASHTRAY late 50's-1968
Current Price: $30.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1d 2h 48m



Brayton Laguna California Pottery Turqoise 7 1/2" Salad Plate
Current Price: $35.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1d 5h 38m


View All Results

Galleries By Company



Visit us on Flickr!
Subscribe to Potteries of California RSS Feed

Identification

Resources

About

Latest News & Finds