Development begins on a new earthenware which would eliminate the flint pebbles being imported from Normandy, which make up one quarter of the body of the clay. Instead, caolad flint silicate is shipped from Ballincurra, Co. Cork, and sand from Muckish Mountain, Co Donegal. The ware produced using these materials is almost as fine as chinaware but more resistant to crazing and chipping, and deemed especially well-suited to hotel ware.
617 workers, 12% of the population of Arklow are employed in Arklow Pottery. A benevolent scheme is operated by the workers giving generous benefits to colleagues who fall ill.