Identifying Marks on Fiestaware?

Answer Collecting Fiestaware pottery is a favorite hobby. Its bright colors and kitschy modernistic designs fit into many decor styles, from a retro 1950's scheme to a sleek urban loft. The Homer Laughli... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Identifying Marks on Fiestaware

Does Fiestaware contain lead?

Designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead in 1936, Fiesta Dinnerware, or Fiestaware, is a line of colorful glazed ceramic dinnerware. In the early 1980s the company began using lead-free glazes to prod... Read More »

Is Fiestaware radioactive?

Yes, antique Fiestaware ceramics have radioactive properties. From 1936 to 1943, the glazes used to color Fiestaware ceramics contained natural uranium. Once the U.S. government confiscated the man... Read More »

Can I bake in Fiestaware?

According to, Fiestaware is safe to use in the oven, microwave oven and dishwasher. Fiestaware is made of high-fired ceramic with lead-free glaze. The pieces are brightly colored and ca... Read More »

Can you put Fiestaware in the dishwasher?

Fiestaware, a line of china that has been around since the 1800s, is microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. It comes in a wide variety of colors, is chip resistant and is made of vitrified porcelain... Read More »