The Van Briggle Pottery Company was founded in 1901 by Artus Van Briggle in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Artus was an accomplished artist and potter from Cincinnati, Ohio who had previously worked at the Rookwood Pottery Company.
By 1901 he had headed to Colorado Springs to open his own pottery studio. The Van Briggle Pottery Company officially opened for business in August 1901 with an initial kiln load of 300 pieces ready for sale to the public. The company has produced pottery for over 100 years. The pottery studio closed in 2012.