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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.
SPORTING THEMES
IN THE YEAR OF THE OLYMPICS

Pattern D1821
A popular image and verse used on various Gray's shapes. Pattern number unknown.

Pattern number unknown
A commemorative dish for Alsager Golf Club in Cheshire. Pattern number unknown.

Pattern D985.

Throughout much of the company's life, Gray's Pottery produced designs with nautical motifs, but few could be specifically considered to illustrate a true sporting theme. However, pattern D1821, top left, depicts a 'GP Fourteen' sailing dinghy used internationally for recreational purposes as well as for racing. The other images above relate to angling, crown-green bowls, golf and carriage racing. All these designs were created in the mid-to-late 1950s, almost certainly by Sam Talbot.

Many souvenir items, including ceramics, have been created for the 2012 London Olympics. However, it is highly unlikely that there were many ceramic souvenirs made for the 1948 London Olympics. The war-time restrictions on decorated pottery for the home market, implemented in the 1940s, were not relaxed until 1952. For this reason, it would have been extremely difficult for Gray's Pottery, like its competitors in the Staffordshire pottery industry, to have made anything for the London games.