How the inspired collection was created
William Edwards started by sketching his initial design inspiration. Two weeks later the design of the Royal Wedding collection was ready. The digital design studio then adapted the artwork to fit the individual pieces of bone chinaware. The bone china used in the collection is expertly designed in the factory. Silk screens are then produced for each individual colour in the pattern which is printed onto lithograph paper.
The pieces of bone chinaware are then hand gilded with a second coat of platinum. These traditional decorating techniques have existed in the English Potteries for generations and William Edwards is dedicated to preserving these unique skills.
With an extreme level of care, the lithographs are then applied by hand to the fine white bone chinaware. One the lithograph is applied the pieces of bone china are then hand gilded with the first coat of platinum by experienced gilders who use a very fine brush to apply liquid platinum to the rims by hand. The bone china is then fired (for the first time) in the kiln at 800 degrees for 16 hours.
The final firing in the kilns is at a 780 degrees for a further 16 hours and produces the exquisite finished result. After scrupulous inspection of each individual piece of bone china for ultimate perfection, the bone china pieces are wrapped in tissue paper and packed into individual gift boxes which share the same aqua and platinum colouration as the chinaware.
Whether buying as a gift or a collector’s item each piece in this Royal Wedding Commemorative Collection will undoubtedly become items to treasure, valuable heirlooms and antiques of the future. Prices start from £15 for the Coaster to £45 for the Tea Cup & Saucer Set.
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William Edwards are offering readers 20% off the purchase of The Royal Wedding Collection. Discount code: EXQUISITE ESSEX valid until 31.5.18.