MAKER: In 1853 John W. Seigler purchased the former Collin Rhodes pottery factory at Shaw’s Creek, outside of Edgefield near Eureka, South Carolina. Seigler was the proprietor of the pottery factory, but he did not make pottery. Instead, he hired itinerant potters to make the pieces at the factory. Author Cinda K. Baldwin notes that brothers Jacob and John Stauber from Germany likely managed the pottery factory. Both brothers were listed as stoneware potters in the 1860 census.
Baldwin, Cinda K. “Great & Noble Jar: Traditional Stoneware of South Carolina.” Athens, GA: UGA Press, 1993.