You have found the home page of the Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association. HLCCA is a non-profit organization comprised of collectors, antiques dealers, historians, etc., who share an interest in the dinnerware and other pottery products that were, and are, produced by the Homer Laughlin China Co. (1873- ). HLCCA offers a wide range of services, events, and other benefits for people whose interest levels vary from mild curiosity to sophisticated collecting.
Our quarterly magazine, The Dish produced in full color throughout since v. 2 no. 2 (Winter 1999-2000), is the premier communication tool for, and among, the HLC collecting community. Each 24-page issue contains 5-7 feature articles whose topics range from individual collector's stories to in-depth discussions of particular lines or decorative schemes, and from biographical essays on noted artists or artisans involved with the creation of HLC products to reviews of new books on collecting HLC wares. The Dish also includes regular reports on numerous Association Activities. The HLCCA also has a book on Fiesta, Harlequin, and Kitchen Kraft.
The HLCCA Conference
HLCCA holds an annual 2 1/2-day Conference during the summer. The Conference offerings include seminars, workshops, and multi-media presentations, auction, collectors' exhibits, a dealers' show-and-sale, and most importantly, an opportunity for HLC collectors to meet, greet, and network with other collectors who share similar interests.
We also operate an online store which offers many HLC-related books for collectors, and HLC pottery items that are not readily available from retail stores. Since 1999, HLCCA has commissioned limited edition juice pitchers, each of which commemorates a notable event from a particular year in the 1930s. These pitchers are available only to members of HLCCA.
Please browse around our website to learn, in greater detail, the benefits of HLCCA membership. At any point, if you have a question, please go to the About Us page where you will find an email address for our officers or volunteers, all of whom are pleased to address your questions about the Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association
Voting on the HLCCA revised bylaws is now complete, and the new bylaws have been approved by the membership. The results of the Bylaw Revision Approval Ballot are as follows:233 ballots were received. 65 of the ballots were from couple memberships, and 168 ballots were from single memberships. There were a total of 298 votes. Of the 298 votes, 247 votes approved the new bylaws. 50 votes rejected the new bylaws. One vote was disqualified, due to the lack of a name on the ballot.
The new bylaws and code of conduct are on the documents page.