1928 February 22 - March 2
13th British Industries Fair
White City, Shepherds Bush, London and at the Aerodrome, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham
P&GR 3.28 p73 (Fair review):
AE Gray & Co Ltd, Glebe Works, Mayer Street, Hanley, Staffs, makers of Gloria lustre pottery, occupied this year a much bigger stand than at the last Fair. One of the many features at this stand was the employment of the old silver resist method for lustring in association with a modern design; No 7706 was an excellent design in coffee sets of this class. Another, No 7711, had a scheme of blue floreated motif, with brown in silver, lined out blue. The pale blue tone of flowers generally fine. In No 7712, the decoration comprised raspberry fruit and blue leaves with silver lustre. The coffee pots were invariably of fine shape; some of the handles had a red-tone finish. In tea ware, there was a very effective scheme of a red enamel border composed of flowers conventionally rendered, seen in pattern No 7207. Some new and sensibly designed nursery ware with deep border was shown. No 7742 expressing well decorative handling of trees and animals, in a main scheme of yellow, green and blue colourings; also available in various colours, with blue band at edge, and in red and green bandings. The chinaware is invariably hand-painted on the glaze; the earthenware treated with underglaze painted decorations. A fuchsia decoration in lustre treatment is worth noting by buyers interested in modern styles of decoration, with gay colourings, treated by competent painters.
PG 4.28 p624 (Fair review):
AE Gray & Co Ltd, Glebe Works, Mayer Street, Hanley, who, in the arrangement of their stand, certainly strove hard to be noticed on the grounds of originality, displayed numerous styles of modernly decorated pottery for both utility and ornament.