Over the years, Fiesta dinnerware
has become a staple in many American homes. Introduced in 1936 at
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's annual Pottery and Glass Exhibit. Fiesta dishes were the first widely mass-promoted and marketed solid-color dinnerware in the USA. Fiesta
gave people the opportunity to step away from previously popular
dinnerware with Victorian era inspirations, all matching with the same
designs, and instead encouraged its customers to mix and match its
solid colored pieces to create an Art Deco set unique to the customer.
Fiesta featured 37 different pieces at its introduction, with
everything from the basic table services of Fiesta dinner plates,
salad plates, soup bowls, cups, and saucers, to occasional pieces such
as candle holders and bud vases. At its largest, the Fiesta line grew
to carry 64 different pieces. Some pieces came and went quickly - for
example, the 12" compartment plate was not even made in all of the
colors. At its height of production, Fiesta was manufacturing more than
10 million individual pieces a year. The line was restyled in 1959, as
more colors and changes were made to the products.
Browse all of our Fiestaware Colors.
there were six colors: red, blue, green, yellow, old ivory, and
turquoise. Over the proceeding decades, the color sets changed to
include more and also discontinue some of the older colors. Fortunately
for Fiesta dish lovers everywhere, this was not the end of the Fiesta
story. As appreciation for the Art Deco style of the early decades
began to bloom in the 1970's, Fiesta dinnerware became a collectors
item, as items that went for pennies in the 1920's began to command
hundreds of dollars. Fiesta dinner ware founder, the Homer
Laughlin China Company, noticed the rising popularity of its products
on the secondary market and decided to reintroduce the Fiesta line on
its 50th anniversary in 1986. The new Fiesta line began with 26 glaze
colors but now features 39, including ones similar to the original
Fiesta glazes and newer ones such as Juniper, Plum, Shamrock,
Chocolate, Paprika, and a limited edition 75th anniversary color,
Marigold. Make sure to visit our Retired Fiesta ware collection
its reintroduction, both new and old pieces alike have been popular
purchases for those passionate about their place settings. Antique
pieces are still fetching high prices in the secondary market, and new
pieces are gracing tables even today.
Browse all of our Fiestaware Plates.