Whimsical Howat Ceramic bells carry a pretty tune for buyers
Walter Leonard (W.L.) Howat founded Howat Ceramic Works in 1933 in the Staten Island neighborhood of Tottenville. Howat’s ceramic factory, including his oil-burning kilns, was set up in a large garage at the rear of his residence, located at 85 Hopping Avenue, in Tottenville. The factory building is still in use today as a two-family duplex residence.