Our pattern of the month is Vista - Pink by Mason's. It was produced from 1959 through 2000. Read below for the interesting story of this popular pattern.
Miles Mason and his three sons used their artistic flair and technical brilliance to develop pottery that was both durable and beautiful. So strong was the original Mason's Ironstone, patented in 1813, it was used to make fireplaces, four poster beds and garden seats. Since production was started, it has been used for every occasion from hotel breakfasts to Royal banquets. The collection's rich heritage has been charted in detail over the last two centuries and the legend continues to unfold.
- The outline for every Mason's pattern is initially engraved onto a copper plate - a process first introduced in the early 1800's and still in use today by Mason's and one other pottery manufacturer in Britain.
- The Copper plate is then used to print the pattern onto tissue paper.
- The tissue is then cut into sections and applied carefully by hand to the biscuit piece - the name given to the ware after it comes out of the mold and has been fired once - before the pattern is applied.
- Each piece then goes to Mason's decorators who painstakingly paint the enamels and other colors onto the pattern before it is glazed, fired again, and sent to the gilding department if needed.
- The design is finished in gold (if applicable - not on the Vista pattern), completing detail for each piece as needed.
- The piece is fired a final time after the application of the gold, creating a beautiful Mason's masterpiece.
Mason's joined the Wedgwood group in 1968 ensuring continued production of the successful designs developed by Miles Mason.
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* All sizes are diameter in inches unless otherwise noted.