Pioneer Pottery of Utah and E. C. Henrichsen's Provo Pottery Company
Utah Historical Quarterly
The pioneer pottery industry in Utah relied almost exclusively on the expertise of foreign-born and -trained potters. The operation and products of the E. C. Henrichsen pottery plant in Provo are surveyed. It was the largest and most enduring pottery plant in Utah. The demise of the pottery industry in Utah is attributed to the acceptance of later technical innovations such as glass home-canning bottles by consumers. Railroad-imported pottery had some impact in the decline of the pottery industry, but the pottery industry adapted to the needs of the local market and persisted into the 1920s. A list of Utah potters, grouped by country of birth, accompanies the article.