The Falls of the Ohio Pottery Project was initiated to gather information on nineteenth to mid-twentieth century earthenware and stoneware potters in the region centered on the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville area was a center of pottery production in Kentucky in the nineteenth century , in part due to the abundance of suitable local clays. century earthenware and stoneware potters on the Falls of the Ohio River region centered at Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville area was a center of pottery production in Kentucky during the nineteenth century , in part due to the abundance of suitable local clays and other resources, but also because of its strategic location for shipping and distribution. A large influx of German immigrants to the area in the mid-nineteenth century included a number of talented and skilled earthenware and stoneware potters who established successful potteries in Louisville and southern Indiana. Many of their products survive today and are highly collectible.
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