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Right: Pottery workers outside our West York Factory, circa 1915.
The earliest Pfaltzgraff salt-glazed crocks were used to preserve and store food.
For over 200 years the Pfaltzgraff brand has been associated with the highest quality ceramic products available for the home. The company grew from a modest-size pottery shop that produced simple earthenware, salt-glazed stoneware crocks and even flower pots into one of the best known designers and marketers of dinnerware, drinkware, ceramic accessories, giftware and other products. Several Pfaltzgraff patterns are among the best-loved dinnerware designs in America, including Yorktowne, Folk Art, Naturewood and Pistoulet.
The Pfaltzgraff family immigrated to the United States in the early 1800's and set up a small potter's wheel and kiln on their modest twenty-one acre homestead in York County, Pennsylvania. The earliest Pfaltzgraff market was defined to be "as far as you can get with a horse and a wagon and then get back home the same day." Today you can find Pfaltzgraff products in department stores, gift and specialty stores from coast to coast. In addition, Pfaltzgraff products are available on this website.
Today, Lifetime Brands products are welcome additions in thousands of kitchens across the U.S.
In 2005 Pfaltzgraff joined the family of Lifetime Brands, Inc. Lifetime Brands is a leading designer, developer and marketer of home products by some of America's best known and most respected brands including Farberware®, KitchenAid®, Cuisinart®, Hoffritz®, Wallace®, Towle®, Sasaki® and a host of others. By joining Lifetime Brands, Pfaltzgraff is now able to offer its customers a full assortment of innovative kitchen prep and cook tools, as well as the world's finest dinnerware, drinkware and flatware for the table.
Pfaltzgraff has a long-standing tradition of excellence in craftsmanship, quality and service. Today, like never before and like nowhere else, this tradition extends to the finest, widest variety of home products available in the best home brands. This commitment to being responsive to its customers, and to adapting its products and policies to their ever-changing needs, has enabled Pfaltzgraff to prosper for almost two centuries.