to the The Franciscan Pottery Shelf.
This website was created by two Franciscan collectors who wished to share their collections
as well as information regarding Gladding McBean & Franciscan.
It is our goal to make this website informative, easy to follow and fun.
The information gathered and posted here is a result of combined years of collecting experience, some research, help from friends and a lot of intuition.
The Early Patterns, 1930's and 1940's
El Patio, Cocinero and Montecito
Promotional Items and Specials
Advertising and Brochures for all patterns, China and pottery!
Future categories planned are Mid-century solids (Coronado, Victoria, Metropolitan, Tiempo, Duotone and Rancho), Embossed and Handpainted, Fine China, artware, and advertising materials.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Email Discussion Group for Franciscan
Collectors monitored by Mr. James Elliot. This group provides a forum for collectors to
discuss, share information and photos, and in general, expand our knowledge of Franciscan
A Special thanks to Group Members that have generously contributed to this website by sharing their knowledge, photographs and advertising materials.
If you're interested in joining the dicussion, follow this link for more information.
Franciscan - GMcB Discussion group
Send E-mail to: Deanna
Send E-mail to: Gabriel