Van Briggle pottery was started by Artus Van Briggle in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after 1901. Van Briggle had been a decorator at Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati, Ohio. He died in 1904 and his wife took over managing the pottery. The wares usually had modeled relief decorations and a soft, dull glaze. Van Briggle was reorganized in 1910 and renamed the Van Briggle Pottery and Tile Company The name was changed to Van Briggle Art Pottery Company in 1931. The pottery is still working and still making some of the original designs.