West Virginia State Museum Education

West Virginia's Glass and Pottery Industry

State Industries

The Glass and Pottery Industry

glass pottery

West Virginia is an excellent region for the production of glass. With an abundant supply of silica (mineral found in sand) and other necessary components, West Virginia has had a rich history in the glass manufacturing industry. West Virginia is famous for its handmade glass, marbles and a wide variety of art glass.

Helpful Links

e-West Virginia Glass Industry Information

e-West Virginia Pottery Industry Information

e-West Virginia History of West Virginia's Glass Industry Lesson Plan