Sebring Ohio Historical Society
126 North 15th Street
Sebring, Ohio 44672
330-938-6920  
Potteries of Sebring, Ohio
Jason 'Barney" Oldfield
Operated a small artware shop in his
garage on North 13th Street in the 1920's
and 30's.
Mr. Baker
Artware shop at 606 South 12th street.
Jack Beech
Operated a garage shop at 104 West
Florida Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson
Artware show in their basement on North
15th Street.
Nate Waldman
Decorating shop on East Ohio Avenue in
the 1950's
Harold 'Cheese' Robinson
Operated an art ware shop in the
Cardinal Plumbing building on East Ohio
Avenue.
Faison Pottery
Operated by Chuck Henderson in the
Southside school building on West
Georgia Avenue in the 1950's.
Sebring began as a pottery town in 1898.  The process burned soft coal, and when
the wind came from the south, black soot rained all over the town.  In 1902, the
sidewalk on 15th Street was one plank wide.  If someone stepped off, they would
be stuck in the mud.  The sidewalk between 16th and 17th streets was raised
three feet above the road.  It is often believed that Sebring became a pottery town
because of the clay soil.  This is not true.  It was the supply of coal and water that
made Sebring the center it became.  It is known that anywhere you dig in Sebring,
you hit pottery shards.  In some places they sit in parking lots or driveways, just
waiting to tell us their history.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.  - Keats
Wolf China Company
Cartwright and Mohr
Decorated Novelty Ware
Was operating in 1947, made church coin
banks, pigs, and ash trays.
Mohr's China Shop
Made pigs, churches and ash trays.  Was in
operation in 1949.
For a general history of
pottery manufacture,
click here
Garage Potteries

These names have been found along the
way, but not their works.  If you have any,
we'd love photos!
This site would like to thank both Lehner's Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on
Pottery, Porcelain & Clay  
and Oldetymecollectiblespottery.com
for much of the information that fills these pages.  As more sources are
discovered, the pages will change.  Please consult the
bibliography page for  a
more complete listing of sources.