Arklow Pottery partners with Arklow Technical Institute to run a Pottery Decoration Class for girls wishing to work in the Decorating and Guilding departments of the factory.
At this time demand for ware outstrips supply capability and Arklow Pottery is short about 15% of market demands. Further expansion takes place – the sliphouse is doubled in size, new ovens and kilns are installed, ten new drying stoves and two new making machines are added.
Visits take place to Stoke-on-Trent and Northern Italy to research the most up to date potteries.
The Bottle Kilns are demolished in the years following 1950 due to lingering challenges with sourcing an adequate supply of coal fuel and a lot of waste as a result of ‘crazing’ on the ware.