Crested ware, with family names like O’Sullivan, O ‘Donnell and O’Connor, is introduced and the first shipment of Arklow Pottery to the US market takes place.

During St. Patrick’s Day 1954 celebrations, Mr. Robert Wagner, Mayor of New York is presented with a burnished black and gold china coffee set and an engraved crested McTague family crest, to celebrate is mother’s heritage.

21-piece crested china tea sets are manufactured for James J. Kavanagh of Erin Isle Import and Export Corporation, New York.

Market trends move away from white ware and towards decorated sets, so more decorators are trained – a total of 155 girls and 12 men are working in decorating.

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