Left Gray’s Pottery in 1922 and went to Barker Brothers of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, where some of his designs (eg Arabesque, The Storm) carry his name as part of the backstamp or within the design.

The only written reference to his design work for Gray’s Pottery is an illustration of a ‘Hand-painted dinner service designed by J Guildford, executed by AE Gray & Co, Hanley’ – Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art, 1920, page 83.