Corelle Profile: Batik (1979), Strawberry Sunday (1980)
Introduced in 1979, Batik is a design inspired by traditional textile printing methods. Strawberry Sunday debuted in 1980, depicting berries, blossoms and vines. Both belong to the Expressions product line, so their closed-handle cups, creamers and sugar bowls are made of Centura.
Strawberry Sunday dinner plate.
Bowls & saucers in both patterns are decorated only with coloured bands, and platters have a central pattern but no bands on the rim. Strawberry Sunday's green banded pieces also match Meadow, Wildflower, Sunshine and Honeydew, since it is the same shade of green.
Batik luncheon plate.
A small selection of matching Corning Ware also was offered in Strawberry Sunday, which sets it apart from most other Expressions patterns. Regular square Corning Ware shapes were made in these sizes: 2¾ cup Petite Pans, 1½ Qt & 2 Qt casseroles, and 6 cup teapots. There might be others too.
Strawberry Sunday Corning Ware: P-104 teapot, P-43 Petite Pan, 1½ Qt casserole/saucepan.
Batik was discontinued late 1981 or early 1982, and Strawberry Sunday was last available in 1984. The designer of Batik is Estelle Rothstein and Strawberry Sunday was designed by Loretta Moskal. Strawberry Sunday was known as Wild Strawberries in the United Kingdom. Corelle was launched there in 1981.
Strawberry Sunday platter.
(Photo below right: Batik dinner plate. Image from 1979 catalogue)
Dinner Plate (10¼")
Luncheon Plate (8½")
Side Plate (6¾")
Saucer (6¼") *
Expressions Centura Cup (8 oz)
Expressions Centura Cream & Sugar
Dessert Bowl (10 oz, 5-3/8") *
Soup/Cereal Bowl (18 oz, 6¼") *
1 Qt Serving Bowl (8½") *
2 Qt Serving Bowl (10¼") *
Oval Platter (12½")
* - coloured band:
Batik = two dark brown bands; Strawberry Sunday = one lime green band.
Batik sugar bowl (lid not shown), Strawberry Sunday creamer. Both are made of Centura.
(Photo right: Strawberry Sunday. Image from 1981 catalogue.)
Manufacturers other than Corning produced their own versions of Strawberry Sunday. The majority of these are unofficial products and close comparison with the genuine Corelle pattern will reveal variations in the design.
Gemco produced numerous tabletop accessories with their own version called "Strawberry". These products are clear glass and the pattern is printed on the white plastic lid.
A variety of glassware was made by Libbey, as well as other manufacturers. Official glassware was available during the early 1980s.
Cup Styles: Expressions Cup
Plate Styles: Coupe
Corning Ware Teapots
Corning Ware Petite Pans
1981 Catalogue: Expressions Livingware
1981 Brochure: Corelle In Britain
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