Locations: Leucadia
Dates of Operation: 1950s - ?
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Set of 3 Vintage Vadna Ware Pink and Black Drip Glaze Mugs Leucadia California
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Vision Scientific VADNA1 Double Helix DNA Model
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Vadna Ware Leucadia California Pottery Green Brown Drip Glaze Coffee Mug MCM
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Vadna Ware 6 Ceramic Coffee Cups & 1 Soup Bowl Plum 1950's Leucadia Ca.
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Vadna Ware 5 Ceramic Coffee Cups Plum W Rose Interior 1950's Leucadia Ca.
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India Style Vadna Reversible Bed Cover 84" x 92" Gold Blue/Green, Red Minakshi
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Vintage VADNA WARE LEUCADIA CALIFORNIA COFFEE CUP MUG GFS MID CENTURY MODERN
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RARE Vintage 28 Piece VADNA WARE POTTERY ,Pink & Black MID CENTURY MODERN.
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RARE Vintage 15 Piece VADNA WARE POTTERY ,White & Black MID CENTURY MODERN.
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RARE Vintage 9 Piece VADNA WARE POTTERY ,Green & Yellow MID CENTURY MODERN.
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RARE Vintage 14 pc VADNA WARE POTTERY PLATES BLACK WHITE MID CENTURY MODERN
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4 Vadna of California Leucadia Drip Glaze Pottery Coffee Mugs MCM
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RARE Vadna Ware Leucadia California Drip Glaze Mugs Cups W/ Wire Holder MCM BIN
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Mid Century Drip Glaze Vadna Ware Yellow Brown (6) Coffee Mugs Leucadia
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Despite the fact that it is extremely uncommon compared to some of the other unknown California potteries, Vadna of California has two entries in Chipman’s scrapbook and a page in Bill Stern’s California Pottery book as well. It’s not listed in Lehner’s Marks, however. I haven’t seen any Vadna in person, but it does appear in auctions every now and again.

This pottery was based in Leucadia, right north of San Diego. It’s somewhat interesting to me, because I drove through the town once on the way back to Los Angeles from a day trip to San Diego. I wouldn’t have known I was driving through this tiny little town on Highway 101 if it wasn’t for a sign. I instantly recognized the name Leucadia, however, having just happened to read about it in Chipman’s book.

They are probably most well known for a series of surprisingly well-designed dinnerware, often dual colored and exhibiting the unusual addition of “wooden” handles, bases and other features. The dual coloring and curvy shape of some of the ware reminds me of Winfield, Heath or perhaps some sort of Russel Wright designed work.

Markings on the ware are often of the form “Vadna of California” or “Vadna Ware, Leucadia, California”. I believe they also may have made giftware in addition to dinnerware.

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