What's New in Foodservice from The Homer Laughlin China Company

March 12, 2002

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Homer Laughlin China Wins Prestigious Award for “Victorian Dream” Plate Design

             Newell, West Virginia—The Homer Laughlin China Company has been recognized for outstanding decorated ceramic design and technical achievement by the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators (SGCD). Susie Bebout, manager of the Decorating Department, took home the 2001 SGCD Discovery Award in the Foodservice, Formal, Ceramic Category for her “Victorian Dream” plate, featured on the Unity™ shape, part of the Ameriwhite Collection®.

            SGCD sponsors the annual Discovery Awards Competition to recognize outstanding decorated ceramic and glassware design and technical achievement. Winners were selected by a jury of independent experts.

            No stranger to winning awards, Homer Laughlin won the Discovery Award for outstanding decorated ceramic design and technical achievement in 2000 with “Grand Californian.” In 1998 the SGCD awarded Homer Laughlin the Frank S. Child Award, and the Westin Wine Program plate won in the Novelties and Souvenirs category.

Homer Laughlin creates custom dinnerware, and has the fastest turn-around time in the business—customers can receive a fired sample within four weeks and quotation in one week. The award winning design staff of Homer Laughlin China, led by Art Director Judi Noble, creates over 1,500 custom designs and samples every year for many restaurants, hotels and clubs around the world, including The Biltmore Hotel, Colonial Williamsburg, The Pittsburgh Penguins, and Houlihan’s Restaurants.

 Homer Laughlin’s designers and engineers have worked together to advance the use of lead-free decorating materials, modern manufacturing techniques, precious metals, exclusive one-fire processes and complex molds. Those emerging technologies, combined with the time-honored craft of pottery, can open new vistas for expression and deliver quality product orders at affordable pricing.  

For more information, call Homer Laughlin at 1-800-452-4462 or visit on the web at www.hlchina.com.

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