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Homer and his brother Shakespeare broke ground on a small factory sponsored by the City Council in East Liverpool.  The City Counsel sponsored the effort because they thought that the current city’s dozen potteries were doomed because they could only produce bright yellow ware from the local clay.  They were convinced that the future demanded stark white.  The Council offered $5,000 to anyone who would start a factory for white ware.  Homer and Shakespeare Laughlin were awarded the sponsorship and broke ground on October 1, 1873.
Shakespeare eventually sold his shares to pursue other goals, leaving Homer to continue developing the company.  By the 1880’s, Homer was producing an inexpensive line of white dishes for hotels and public places. A significant turning point occurred in 1927 when the Homer Laughlin Company hired Frederick Rhead who was considered at that time to be one of the world’s most distinguished ceramist.  He was hired to develop the artistic quality of the company’s wares.  In 1935, Frederick was responsible for the production of Fiesta, the company’s greatest accomplishment. Today, the Homer Laughlin is the largest domestic pottery in the world.  They continue to produce lead-free, durable products with a contemporary design.
Homer Laughlin China Company’s Foodservice Division offers restaurants, hotels, country clubs, casinos and any institution needing fine affordably priced and durable China like the Colorations™ Shamrock line. They also offer an assortment of dishware accessories like the mini disk pitchers, sugar caddies, serving bowls, platters, and vases. The Seville® has several lines of dinnerware that differ in color and style.  The Seville Canyon’s  blue, yellow and green colors are a soothing combination.  The Seville® Sara© collection is lined with elegant pink violets on an off-white background.  Other beautifully crafted fine China includes Seville® Parkerton, Carolyn Collection, and the fun western style Rolled Edge Barbed Wire among many others.    
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