J: Jessie Tait

Jessie Tait was born as Dorothy Tait in 1928 and became one of the most famous and well loved ceramic designers of the mid-century period. She joined Midwinter in 1946, staying until 1974. She went on to Johnson Bros and retired in 1990.

Her designs really sum up the 1950s with their quirky style and colourful playful nature. Her 1960s designs are also iconic, with most of us recognising them as a glance.

We love her Red Domino set with its cute red and white polka dot pattern which dates to 1953.

Then there’s Zambesi: the zebra like stripe which dates to 1954.


5 Comments on J: Jessie Tait

  1. Helen Monaghan
    April 17, 2013 at 8:07 am (6 years ago)

    We love Jessie Tait too and have been collecting her trio sets for Midwinter for many years now and managed to pick up the very rare ‘Toad stool’ trio which goes for huge amounts of cash now!

    • Your vintage life
      April 19, 2013 at 8:40 am (6 years ago)

      Oh how I love the toad stool! X

  2. Sarah
    April 17, 2013 at 8:41 am (6 years ago)

    Oh I just love Jessit Tait’s designs!

  3. Sarah Drew
    April 17, 2013 at 9:08 am (6 years ago)

    So gorgeous: the designs have really lasted and looks so fresh still now. I’d love all of these, especially th Spanish Garden one. Really nice to learn a bit about the designer behind them x

    • Your vintage life
      April 19, 2013 at 8:39 am (6 years ago)

      Agree I love them!!! I want to add more to my collection!


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