Royal Worcester flies high with new design
Royal Worcester is taking to the skies with its new fine bone china collection, Up, Up & Away
The ten-piece tableware and giftware range is inspired by the winning design from Portmeirion Group’s first ‘Fired Up’ design competition winner, Jemma Moore. In 2014, students across the UK were tasked with creating an original and innovative tableware surface pattern that would appeal to the modern homemaker.
23-year-old Jemma wowed judges with her eclectic creation of hot air balloons flying dreamily across an industrial landscape. The talented surface pattern graduate, who won a three-month paid internship and £1,000 in cash, will now get to see her winning design on sale across the UK.-t
The vibrant collection features teaspoons [set of six], pastry forks [set of six], a cake slice, dinner plate, side plate, cereal bowl, mug, teapot for one, and 3 Tier cake stand.
About Royal Worcester
Renowned for its distinguished tableware ranges, Royal Worcester has been manufacturing high quality ware for well over 250 years. Today, this Great British brand was a wide portfolio of products from delightful fine bone china mugs to stunning ranges for the table.
Its roots date back to the 18th Century, when porcelain manufacture was the preserve of the Far East. In the mid-1700s eminent physician Dr John Wall and an apothecary, William Davis, began experimenting with materials and processes with the aim of producing a porcelain recipe. After their success, they secured funding from 13 other local businessmen to open a factory in Worcester. In 1751 the first Worcester porcelain factory was established. After securing Royal Warrants in the mid-1800s, the company became known as ‘Royal Worcester’.
Royal Worcester was acquired by leading homewares company, Portmeirion Group, in 2009.