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Hostess Tableware Designs, John Russell

John Russell "Dolly Days" Hostess Tableware

Hostess Tableware Staffordshire Designs by John Russell

These designs are stunning. British design at its best. They were all created by top British ceramics designer John Russell c1970s for a company called Hostess Tableware Staffordshire.

He designed a number of patterns for this company, but these are the standouts I think.

The company was formed by the merger of Royal Stafford China and British Anchor Pottery c 1970, which as far as I can discover, closed in the 1990s.

John Russell is primarily known for his designs at Midwinter Pottery, where he created Midwinter “Riverside”and numerous other Midwinter designs in the 1960s. These however are far much more impressive, bold, clean and resolved designs to me, than any of his Midwinter designs.

Black Velvet Coffee Set - John Russell

Black Velvet Design – John Russell

Black Velvet Coffee Set - John Russell

Black Velvet Coffee Set – John Russell – Photo from “H is for Home” on Flickr

Black Velvet Design - John Russell

Black Velvet Design Backstamp – John Russell

John Russell "Belinda" - Hostess Pottery

John Russell “Belinda” – Hostess Pottery Staffordshire,  via Flickr

John Russell "Dolly Days" Hostess Tableware Staffordshire

John Russell “Dolly Days” Hostess Tableware Staffordshire – Photo via “A30yoyo” Flickr

John Russell "Olympus" Hostess Tableware Staffordshire

John Russell “Olympus” Hostess Tableware Staffordshire – Photo “Bickittandpook” Etsy

John Russell "Blue Mink" Hostess Tableware

John Russell “Blue Mink” Hostess Tableware Photo “Chixycoco” Etsy

 

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