1936        February 17 - 28
21st British Industries Fair
Olympia, London
P&GR 4.36 p89 (Fair review):
AE Gray & Co Ltd, Whieldon Road, Stoke-on-Trent. Stand Nos C410 & 420. Quiet settings in a grey oak background made a fine display feature for the distinctive table and decorative wares shown at their big stand. Still making a strong feature of their buff coloured grounds in the Sunbuff ware (see Backstamps, NSunbuff). New banded line effects seen, varying in widths from neck to broader treatment at centre. Seen on the new Queen shape, signally well composed. A good stock pattern was the Sunshine en suite, warm in tone of body, and selling rather well, recently shown at Burlington House. The new decoration, A3396, of a simple leaf and band rather pleasant and cleverly handled in relation to shapes of cups. There was a new open curving shape in tea sets on Sunbuff body ware. In hors d'oeuvre sets a new style of horizontal shape, attractive in line, supplied with oak tray, has slight outturning at rim (No A3448). New patterns shown in these sets - A3415, somewhat delicate effect of leaf of green and silver grey.
PG 2.36 p248 (Fair preview):
AE Gray & Co Ltd (C410 & C420) - tableware and ornamental goods with distinctive decorations, largely consisting of hand-painted treatments - a leading speciality of this house - will again be on view, incorporating many new patterns.
PG 4.36 p539 (Fair review):
AE Gray & Co Ltd, Whieldon Road, Stoke-on-Trent - useful and decorated earthenware, of distinctive patterns, mainly evincing hand-painted effects, were to be consulted here.