Dating stangl birds
Stangl Pottery produced many items including dinnerware, artware and were well known for their line of ceramic bird figurines.
Martin Stangl died in 1972 and the pottery was bought by Frank Wheaton, Jr.
After the designs were traced and carved into the red clay dinnerware, the pieces were under-glazed with liquid white clay, then fired.
Then the designs were hand painted and the pieces were fired again.
Martin Stangl, a ceramic engineer hired to develop new shapes and glazes, soon became vice-president of Fulper’s.In 1978, Pfaltzgraff bought the Stangl trademark and liquidated the remaining inventory.