Bauer Pottery, founded by John Andrew "Andy" Bauer, is one of the more, if not the most, collected of the California potters. Starting in Louisville, Kentucky and then flourishing in Los Angeles, California, Bauer Pottery Company created simple, yet beautiful ceramics from the late 1880s to the early 1960s. Inspired by the weather and lifestyles of Southern California, Bauer Pottery created many different lines for the home and garden. New styles in bright colors were introduced soon after the Depression, and these quickly became a success. Bauer Pottery was revived in 2000 by collector Janek Boniecki, introducing a new line, Bauer 2000, featuring pieces based on original shapes and colors from the 1930s and 1940s.