Fashion on a Plate: 1950s Contemporary Tableware

The 1950s was an exciting and innovative period for ceramic design. When wartime controls on ceramic production were lifted in 1952, potteries set about changing the shape and pattern of everyday tableware. The new contemporary fashionable tableware featured organic and freeform shapes and bold, stylised and abstract patterns, This attractive and colourful exhibition includes many iconic pieces such as the 1950s design classic 'Homemaker' produced by Ridgway Potteries.


Exhibition Contents: 

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8 Interpretation Panels

The panels are A1 portrait size and mounted on foamex. They can be wall mounted with screw fixings.

10 Framed Prints

The prints are A3 size and mounted in wooden frames. They are wall mountable with mirror plates. The prints are all from original advertisements of 1950s tableware.

Original Pottery

A collection of 80 original 1950s ceramic pieces is provided with the exhibition. There are examples by key potteries including Midwinter, Beswick, Hornsea, Poole, J & G Meakin and Ridgway. Please contact me if you require a full list of contents.


Everything you need for a retro child's pretend tea-party including a polka dot melamine tea service and wooden food. A wooden 3D teapot puzzle and a selection of reference books are also provided.

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