1920        January 12
(Stoke-on-Trent) Ceramic Society Art Section - Modern Pottery exhibition
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
PG 3.20 p349:
AE Gray & Co Ltd, Glebe Works, Hanley, had a few selected pieces which, although simple in their motive, were free in their rendering, refreshing in their colouring, and altogether useful to the average class of china dealer. They were attractive without being involved, and of an order such as would appeal at once to the person who, without enjoying a fat purse, can yet appreciate quiet, good taste.
The Studio Decorative Art Yearbook 1920 p80:
An exhibition of modern pottery was recently held at Stoke-on-Trent. While revealing no great advance in what is called 'trade' ware, at any rate it did not include examples of decoration such as are inspired, for instance, by pink flowers on black grounds, which in recent years have been a cause of despair to those who were endeavouring to raise the artistic standard of this important British industry. Indeed, most of the pieces showed commendable restraint in the decoration and form. We reproduce on pages 83 and 86 a small selection of the exhibits.