Bauer pottery is a California-made ware. J.A. Bauer bought the Paducah Pottery in Paducah, Kentucky, in 1885. He moved the pottery to Los Angeles, California, in 1910. The company made art pottery after 1912 and dinnerwares marked Bauer in 1930. A line of Bauer solid-color dinnerware, called "Plain Ware," was the first solid-color American dinnerware. The factory went out of business in 1962 and the molds were destroyed. Since 1998 a new company, Bauer Pottery Company of Los Angeles, has been making Bauer pottery using molds made from original Bauer pieces. The pottery is now made in Highland, California. Pieces are marked Bauer Pottery Company of Los Angeles. See also the Russel Wright category.