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On the White Road by Edmund de Waal - limited edition


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On the White Road is a limited-edition series of four fine bone china plates designed by renowned ceramicist and writer Edmund de Waal, created in collaboration with the V&A and Wedgwood. The design for each plate is inspired by a different object in the V&A and the V&A Wedgwood Collection, reflecting the breadth of the museum's vast collection and its relationship with the iconic Wedgwood.

Each of the works chosen by Edmund to inform his designs marks a key moment in the history of porcelain. 


Expertly produced by Wedgwood in Stoke-on-Trent, with only 150 editions made, each plate bears Edmund's printed signature a gold emblem depicting alongside the piece from the collection that inspired the design.

These beautifully finished decorative pieces come packaged in a bespoke V&A and V&A Wedgwood gift box, including a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity featuring original text written by Edmund and further information on each of the referenced objects from the V&A and V&A Wedgwood Collection.


Join Edmund de Waal on a tour around his studio in South London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dn8Rpoala4


Please note for this limited edition it is not possible to request specific edition numbers and can only be shipped within the UK


• Limited to two sets per customer

• Please note this is a bone china product and delivery restrictions apply.

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Edmund de Waal


Box dimensions: width 33cm x length 33cm x height 14.5cm. Plate dimensions: 27cm


Fine bone china (Hand wash only)

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About the artist
Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal is a British writer and artist known for his fascination with the history and potential of ceramics. Practicing as a ceramicist since childhood, de Waal has exhibited major installations at V&A, Tate Britain, the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the Kunsthistoriches Museum amongst many others, often creating works that respond to the collections, archives, and history of a physical place. De Waal was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2021 in recognition of his contribution to literature. His bestselling family memoir The Hare with the Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance traces the journey of a collection of 264 miniature Japanese netsuke sculptures that were hidden in a mattress to avoid confiscation by the Nazis in Vienna during the second world war, and subsequently handed down through five generations of de Waal’s family. This bestselling family memoir was followed by various publications relating to the world of ceramics, including The White Road, which follows de Waal’s investigation into the history of porcelain, from the hills of Jingdezhen, China to the development of porcelain manufacture in Dresden, Germany and the pioneers of English porcelain, William Cookworthy and Josiah Wedgwood. This work in turn inspired de Waal’s most recent collaboration with the V&A, On the White Road, a limited-edition series of plates created in reference to significant objects in the museum’s world-renown ceramics collection.