Arklow Pottery displays at Blackpool Gift Fair and at the Irish Export Centre in London, generating over £10,000 in sales. More shows take place in Australia and Canada with a rise in demand of ware for promotional use. Some lines are in such demand that they are solely reserved for export. Profits reach the highest margin since 1956, however management notes that tariffs are being reduced incrementally in preparation for entering the Common Market.
Chief Designer Liam O’Connor of Arklow Pottery travels to Helsinki to train for 5 months.