Masters of color and line,
we set trends that others follow.
Founded on the banks of the Ohio River in 1871, The Homer Laughlin China Company began with the simple premise of making quality china at a fair price. The Laughlin Brothers set up shop in the small town of East Liverpool, Ohio. The company soon flourished. By the turn of the twentieth century, The Homer Laughlin China Company had outgrown its modest factory, and, to keep up with demand, we expanded operations to the nearby Newell Farm, which was located across the Ohio River in West Virginia. In 1903, the company started construction on several new plants while also creating the framework for what would become the town of Newell.
Operations continued to expand modestly until the 1936 introduction of our flagship brand, Fiesta®. As times changed, families began turning to the fresh new look of the American Diner and we took notice. Homer Laughlin entered the foodservice market, providing high quality tabletop service to a new generation of entrepreneurs, a legacy that HLC INC. continues to fulfill as the last standing American pottery today.
The excellence of our product is a source of great pride to all who participate in its creation, from our designers to our potters, and everyone in between.
Over the years, we have committed to continuous investment in technology, green production, genuine manufacturing, and custom design. But more so, we are invested in people. These idea makers — at every level of our organization — are the investment that makes our dinnerware better than any in the world.
At Homer Laughlin, we are a family in every sense of the word: family-run; a multi-generational family employer; and a maker of the highest quality family of dinnerware. We would not have been able to achieve so much without our skilled and dedicated workforce, which supports us every inch of the way.