Lu-Ray Pastels was Taylor, Smith & Taylor's most popular line of dinnerware. It was first introduced in the summer of 1938 and was discontinued in 1961.
The initial offering consisted of four colors: Persian Cream, Sharon Pink, Windsor Blue, and Surf Green. The soft pastel colors were a contrast to the more bold
glazes made popular at the time by Homer Laughlin's Fiesta line. In the late 1940s to early 1950s, a fifth color, Catham Gray, was added. Of the five glazes, gray is
the most difficult to find and is usually priced higher as a result.
The gallery below are of pieces from the collection of Joe Zacharias and appear in Taylor, Smith & Taylor Dinnerware by Mark Gonzalez, Schiffer Pub Ltd (May 1, 2004)