Kiln Craft Staffordshire – Bacchus Design
“Kiln Craft” Bacchus was huge in the 1970’s as utilitarian and affordable kitchen ware – It is probably not highly collectable, as it isn’t as tough and long-lasting as many wares from other English potteries of the period – but I like it because of the pattern design which couldn’t be more seventies, and also the forms in the series.
Additionally the trademark “Kiln Craft” logo would have to be one of the most iconic pieces of Graphic Design from the 1970’s
Kiln Craft was produced by Staffordshire Potteries Ltd., which grew out of the Keele Street Pottery Group. In the 1950s they were producers of utilitarian white cups, and dinner wares.
During the 1960s and 1970s the company concentrated on the production of mugs as well.
The Kilncraft brand name was introduced in 1972 and introduced a new range of modern shapes, colours and surface decorations, such as the Bramble and Bacchus ranges.
This range was so successful that the name and trade mark was adopted as the corporate symbol for Staffordshire Potteries Ltd.