Homer Laughlin China Company

PhotographerAndrew Borowiec
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Best known for its iconic Fiesta pottery, Homer Laughlin is the only commercial china company still producing in the US. Established in 1873, the family-owned business continues to occupy buildings constructed in 1906 on the banks of the Ohio River in Newell, West Virginia. At a time when many American factories have shut down or moved overseas, Homer Laughlin endures as an example of the manufacturing that was instrumental to the prosperity of the region now known as the Rust Belt.