Hull Pottery was founded in Crooksville, OH in 1905 by Addis Emmet (A.E.) Hull and other family members. Hull started out by manufacturing common, everyday stoneware. You may have some of the basic brown stoneware cups and plates in your cupboard right now. The family business grew rapidly over the years.
In the 1920’s, they expanded into the art pottery line. Their best work is considered to habe been made during the late 1930’s thru the 1950’s. They used mostly floral themes – colorful orchid, magnolia, calla lily, rose, and tulip are often to be seen gracing the sides of vases and other types of pieces. Also, in 1943, they added Red Riding Hood themed items which were very popular.
Hull had many setbacks in the later years and closed operations in 1986