Photography by Kathy McGuinness Designs
You're all invited to a new Wedgwood x Palace Tea Party!
Palace Wedgwood's new china launched October 2023 and arrived in grand style in a playful ‘Antiques Roadshow’-inspired film by Alasdair McLellan, starring ceramics expert Lars Tharp. The film celebrates the launch of its latest offbeat collaboration, a line of tongue-in-cheek table and teaware created with historic china and porcelain producer Wedgwood. The range, which is adorned with cartoon strawberries and a trippy dotted print drawn from archival Palace pieces, comprises a china teapot, cup, saucer and plate. Palace Wedgwood will be sold at Palace stores and online, and exclusively at Wedgwood, Harrods. Information on the new teaware can be found here and the video can be seen here. In addition, Palace and Wedgwood have also created skateboard designs that feature the skate brand’s graphic strawberry print and Wedgwood’s signature blue hue.
Palace x Wedgwood
A fresh new design combining Wedgwood's iconic style and Palace's freedom of expression, optimism and authenticity.
Ceramics expert Lars Tharp examines the Palace
x Wedgwood collection in the ‘Antiques Roadshow’-inspired film.
Alexis E. Barton at Juniper restaurant in Birmingham, Ala. (Andi Rice for The Washington Post)
My family found joy in entertaining
Wedgwood china continues to be the center of family life and gatherings. Alexis Barton shares her
family's long history of collecting and setting a fine table with their Wedgwood china and the feelings that those memories evoke. Ms. Barton writes of purchasing her first set of fine china, Sheila Bridges Harlem Toile de Jouy and how it honors all the past generations of her loved ones. The link below will
direct you to the full article as it appeared in the Washington Post Sunday magazine.
One-of-a-kind Wedgwood tea and coffee set is now on display
at the V&A Wedgwood Collection in Barlaston
StokeOnTrent Live reports that a one-of-a-kind Wedgwood tea and coffee set which previously belonged to fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is now on display in Staffordshire. The 'Campanula' set can now be seen at the V&A Wedgwood Collection in Barlaston and was owned by the controversial creative director for Chanel until his death in 2019. Designed by Paul Follot for Wedgwood, the hand-painted set was made around 1923 and includes 16 cups, 15 saucers, a teapot, a coffee pot, a milk jug and a sugar pot. The pieces are thought
to be the only examples of this pattern and shape in existence.
The stunning Campanula set can now be seen at the V&A Wedgwood Collection in Barlaston
The poor potter who invented modern advertising
Wedgwood & Byerley showroom, York Street
BBC Select discusses Josiah Wedgwood's humble origin and his marketing strategies to appeal to the social aspirations of the growing middle class. From opening the first purpose built showroom in the fashionable West End of London, to clever invoicing techniques, Wedgwood transformed the buying public's tastes and vastly increased his sales and ultimately his wealth.