The Rayware Group is one of the leading suppliers of homewares throughout Europe and is one of the few companies owning a number of strong and successful brands all under one roof. Brands include Mason Cash, Ravenhead, Kilner, Dema, Typhoon, Arthur Wood,Price & Kensington & Swiss Diamond. The Group closely monitors product development within the housewares market and responds quickly to emerging trends, this attention and logistical speed keeps the business ahead in a busy and rapidly growing market. There is a constant flow of new products and each season alone the company launch over 350 new lines and ranges. It can safely be said that the Rayware Group has products to suit every taste, every home and every pocket!
Mason Cash has been the choice of home cooks and bakers for centuries. The origins of Mason Cash can be traced back to a pottery operating at Church Gresley in the heart of the English ceramic industry in 1800. Church Gresley was located close to all the raw material and fuel sources required to make ceramics and had fantastic transport links to take finished goods all over the UK and the world.
The pottery produced kitchen items made from ‘white and cane’ glazed earthenware sometimes known as ‘yellow ware’ due to the colour of the local clay, or ‘bargeware’ as it was packed onto barges and sent to market.
The pottery was run by a series of Master Potters of whom the most colourful was ‘Bossy’ Mason, which is where the ‘Mason’ name came from in the 1800’s. Tom Cash acquired the pottery in 1901 and renamed the company Mason Cash & Co.
Mason Cash had been producing mixing bowls during the 1800’s, but in 1901 they designed and manufactured the very first iconic Mason Cash mixing bowl. The design of the bowl has endured the test of time and has become something of a design classic. In fact, the design has barely altered since then, which is why the brand is still renowned for its innovative, classic kitchenware today.