Carlton Walking Ware

The first Walking Tea Set was designed and made in 1973 by Napiorkowska and Michell in their tiny private studio called Lustre Pottery in Malton.

The idea saw two little legs added to all elements of a tea set with brightly coloured Mary Jane shoes (children’s shoes with one thin strap fastened with a button or buckle) and equally as vibrant socks.

The first range of Walking Ware produced consisted of teapots, sugar bowl, milk jug, coffee or water jug, soup bowl, mug, salt, pepper, plate, biscuit -barrel and egg cup.