Waterford Wedgwood at Silver Sands Factory Stores is hosting an in-store artisan signing reception on Saturday, May 21 from 11am-4pm. Michael Doulton, a fifth generation descendent of John Doulton, founder of Royal Doulton, will be making a special appearance and signing of Royal Doulton and Royal Albert collectables.

“This signing reception offers our shoppers a unique opportunity to meet a direct descendent of the Royal Doulton founder. Our shoppers look forward to obtaining these signed pieces for their collections or as a gift that will continue to increase in value for years to come,” stated Myra Williams, VP of Marketing for Howard Group.

For over thirty years Michael Doulton has served as the Royal Doulton Brand Ambassador and Spokesperson appearing on television shows and meeting thousands of loyal collectors at retail store events around the world. Michael’s vast knowledge about the products and company enables him to enlighten collectors seeking information on new and discontinued pieces as well as have their prized collectables signed by Michael. Michael’s yearly international tour locations are not always the same, so collectors should take advantage of the opportunity to attend this exciting event. Waterford Wedgwood is now accepting pre-sales and phone orders for this by calling 850-650-1636. Shipping will also be available for out-of-town customers via insured UPS.

Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton (WWRD) US, LLC is the U.S. operating division of WWRD, the leading provider of luxury home and lifestyle products worldwide, manufactures, distributes and sells well-recognized brands, including Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, Minton, Johnson Brothers and Franciscan.

Silver Sands Factory Stores, a Howard Group Development, is the nation’s largest designer outlet center located near Destin, FL in the heart of Northwest Florida Beaches, named one of Frommer’s top 2010 international destinations. The Center currently features more than 100 designer factory stores with 465,200 square feet of retail space, and ultimately 700,000 planned. Silver Sands is visited by over seven million shoppers each year who shop for designer merchandise at up to 75 percent off retail prices. Silver Sands is located on Emerald Coast Parkway, one mile west of Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort. For more information, call the Shopper Services at (850) 654-9771 ext 1 or visit online at silversandsoutlet.com. Fan Silver Sands on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SilverSands) or follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/SilverSandsFS).