To commemorate the auspicious occasion of the HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 Emma Bridgewater and her husband Matthew Rice have created a collection of commemorative pieces that will bring pleasure for years to come.
Speaking about the Diamond Jubilee Collection Emma Bridgewater said; “Matthew and I are both fiercely patriotic and have created commemorative ware for every Royal occasion for the past 25 years. Dreaming up an entire range which we believe captures the heart and spirit of this momentous occasion has been one of the design highlights of the last year. Our designs are bold and jolly and couldn’t be further from the traditional fiddly gilt and swags normally associated with ceramic memorabilia. This is what we and, more importantly, our customers like. In fact many of our earlier pieces are now highly collectible – and the rare Andrew and Sarah mug changes hands for over £900, I wish ours still had a handle…”
“The inspiration for our Diamond Jubilee collection comes from the past and present… the past because we have a shelf full of commemorative ware, the famous Guyatt and Ravillious designs from Wedgwood, Laura Knight’s Coronation mugs of the 1930s and even some from Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1895… and the present because we are genuinely excited about the processions – the Thames flotilla, the horse pageant at Windsor Castle to name but a few.
“Britain has marked its national rites of passage in china for two centuries. Almost all of this has been made in Stoke-on-Trent and we are so proud to be part of that tradition.”
Products can be purchased online at www.emmabridgewater.co.uk or instore