The second tableware design from Kit Kemp, the highly acclaimed designer, co-owner and Creative Director for Firmdale Hotels. Wedgwood Sailor’s Farewell is inspired by John Craxton's drawing of a sailor’s wife waving farewell. Sailor's Farewell is a magnificent example of modern tableware design by Kit Kemp beautifully executed by Wedgwood.
As with much great design, the finished product looks so perfect and natural, it's hard to believe that this tableware design took about around 18 months to create. Attention to detail was given to every colour, making sure every shade would look perfect whether you were drinking tea in New York, London or Barbados.
"It’s a story on a plate and shows a sailor’s loved-one as she waves goodbye on a rock with her scarf flying in the wind. The motifs around the china show the sailor’s adventures on the high seas both above and below the waterline.
The rust red sails of his sailing ship pass by whales and merfolk fishing, there are two little dogs alone on the high seas, seagulls flying above the lighthouse, and the enticing sight of a house under a palm tree on a faraway desert island. Below in the depths is a frogman, a curious octopus and the flashing fins of many fishes." Kit Kemp