1933        February 20 - March 3
18th British Industries Fair
Olympia, London
P&GR 3.33 p75 (Fair review):
Many new decorations were again to be seen at the unique stand of Messrs AE Gray & Co Ltd. Among the most notable were the plain band decorations and the floral and [fish patterns] on the stoneware. Oven ware is now supplied with decorations to match the dinner ware. A new set is a combination of egg and cruet sets; and another a [little jug with a lemon-squeezer fitted at the top]. Household jars are supplied all one colour or in harlequin sets, either lettered or plain. There are mixing bowls with banded decorations in different colours and all sizes, from 6's to 30's, to match the household jars. Among the richly decorated ware there is a new burnished silver pattern, replacing the liquid silver.
PG 2.33 p203 (Fair preview):
AE Gray & Co Ltd (Stand C12 & C23) - hand-painted decorative pottery in a full variety of wares for table use; also decorative pieces, in which bowls and lamps will be specially featured. The silver resist decorations will be seen in new applications.
PG 4.33 pp470-471 (Fair review):
AE Gray & Co Ltd, Glebe Works, Mayer Street, Hanley, showed a big range of their hand-painted decorations both in useful tablewares and fancies. The firm was honoured by a visit from the Queen and the Princess Royal, both of whom made purchases, including dinner ware with a hand-painted centre, and some jugs, bowls, egg sets and novelties. One of the decorations consisted of a bright purple exterior ground - a distinctive colour not usually encountered in pottery. A series of vases, bowls and electric lamps came in for general appreciation, and there were also some noteworthy silver resist treatments.