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Kensington Gardens, cream jug, designed by William Edwards, decoration by Mary Woodin - After 1988

Kensington Gardens, cream jug, designed by William Edwards, decoration by Mary Woodin
    Kensington Gardens, cream jug, designed by William Edwards, decoration by Mary Woodin

A long history of collaboration exists between the Royal College of Art and Wedgwood, at times the company has been represented on the college council and many graduates have worked for Wedgwood. In 1988 the Royal College of Art celebrated its 150th anniversary, to mark this event William Edwards, a student, designed a tea set he called Kensington Tea Set.

A long history of collaboration exists between the Royal College of Art and Wedgwood, at times the company has been represented on the college council and many graduates have worked for Wedgwood. In 1988 the Royal College of Art celebrated its 150th anniversary, to mark this event William Edwards, a student designed a tea set he called Kensington Tea Set. This tea set was available in three 150 piece limited editions, Kensington Tea set by William Edwards, Kensington Gardens decorated by Mary Woodin and Kensington Anniversary decorated by David Liversage with Sandra Tindley. This cream jug is from the Mary Woodin, Kensington Garden tea set. Body is made from bone china, decorated with flowers pattern, which has been applied through lithograph, based upon artist’s original work. A clear glaze has been applied to exterior and interior of this item.

  • Type of object: Teaware/cream
  • Mark: (portland vase in black ink]
    WEDGWOOD®
    Bone China
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    KENSINGTON GARDENS
    [crest of Royal College of Art]
    Royal College of Art
    ©1990
    [printed in black]
  • Year produced: After 1988
  • Body: Bone china
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed
  • Accession number: 11700
  • Dimensions: 75 mm (height), 140 mm (width), 95 mm (depth)

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  • William Edwards Designer of shape

    William Edwards - Designer of shape

    In 1988 the Royal College of Art celebrated its 150th anniversary, to mark this event William Edwards, a student designed a tea set he called Kensington Tea set. His design impressed so many people that Wedgwood decided to comission three limited edition sets. Each tea set was available in three 150 piece limited editions, Kensington Tea set by William Edwards, Kensington Gardens decorated by Mary Woodin and Kensington Anniversary decorated by David Liversage with Sandra Tindley. Since graduating with a master's degree from the Royal College of Art in 1989 William Edwards has been seen as a leading light in the Industry. His personal speciality is in design and print work which he produces from his factory based in Stoke-on-Trent. Edwards offers a bespoke exclusive commission service clients have included hotels, restaurants, clubs and Royal commissions. A sample listing of some of these includes The Ritz, The Goring, The Connaught, The Berkley, The Fairmont group and Burj Al Arab hotels as well as several exclusive commissions for HRH The Prince of Wales, The Royal Household, and other commissions for other Royal families overseas.

  • Mary Woodin Designer of pattern

    Mary Woodin - Designer of pattern

    Illustrator and artist Mary Woodin is known for her painting of natural subjects such as wildlife and flora. Her watercolour illustrations have been commissioned for a wide range of international projects including packaging, book and magazine publishing, advertising, and stationery. Clients have included Waitrose, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Running Press, Country Living Magazine, Boston Beer Company, Galison and Wedgwood.

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  • Bone china

    Bone china

    A porcelain made from clay and feldspathic rock with the addition of about 50 percent of calcined animal bone. Josiah Wedgwood II introduced bone china at the Wedgwood Etruria factory in 1812.