Welcome to the Gray's Pottery website. It is intended to be a site for researchers of the history and products of Gray's Pottery, as well as for anyone with a general interest in Stoke-on-Trent, its industry and its history.
The site, launched in the centenary year of the company being established (1907), will grow to explore Gray's Pottery in detail, to describe and illustrate its products and to expand its database of patterns.
We welcome enquiries and contributions in order to develop a much wider and accurate understanding of what was an important, successful and innovative 20th century English pottery.
This is not a commercial site and will not be trading in Gray's ware, nor will there be any discussions of market prices of such ware.
The 64-page book Hand-painted, Gray's Pottery, originally produced for an exhibition of Gray's Pottery at The Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, England in 1982, was last updated and enhanced in 1992 (ISBN 1 874414 00 9). This regularly updated website has been created with the book as its foundation: it supplants the backstamp details and the pattern references in the book.
P & K Niblett respectfully request that anyone using material from this site acknowledges its provenance, especially in the use of contemporary periodical reports (eg Pottery Gazette) now owned by Lema Publishing Ltd. Note that this site has no connection with, and does not relate to, Grays pottery products of either Aldridge or Shenstone in south Staffordshire.
Feb 2016 Numerous pattern table updates. Modifications to Named Patterns (Ludlow, Sports China and Zodiac). Designers: Jack Bond-Obituary, new paintress designers attribution. Various Prints and Verses updates. Exhibitions: new pattern exhibited in British Empire Exhibition 1924. New retailer patterns: Heals and Mortlock's.