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Kim Bryant, a director of operations in Digital Media here at HQ, submits this member station mug shot and says: 

As a native of the Mountain State, I love that WVPB uses Fiestaware for its mug premiums (yes, I’m a member!) Because Fiesta is produced by the Homer Laughlin China Company of Newell, WV, and always has been.

And I got this colorful contribution via Twitter this week:

Mug shots! Love this Fiestaware mug from @wvpublic @amymorganedits #mugsofnpr pic.twitter.com/HwNYMUBRie

— NPRMemberPartnership (@nprstations)

April 12, 2016


NPR’s Linda Wertheimer is a huge fan of Fiesta, too, and did a gorgeous profile of the company a couple of years ago. You can read and listen here. There are also photos and gifs from inside the factory that you have to see! Here’s a snippet:

Inside the old buildings, with fog pouring off the Ohio River and drifting into the windows, the ware comes out of the fire, magically transformed — creamy orange, intense red, vivid turquoise. Bright pottery is stacked in bins and crates and piled all over the place.

“I remember the first time I actually went to the facility, and I’m looking around and I’m thinking, ‘Boy, am I back in the 1940s or what?’ … ” says Bruce Smith, the head of the union representing the pottery workers.

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FREUT EUCH MIT MIR!

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