March Elmley Hare


Elmley March Hare.  Beautiful warm light on a cold March morning in Kent

Painted on the classic Balmoral bone china with ceramic paints and then baked, these mugs are dishwasher proof.

All mugs can be customised with your message/name/dob please add the mug to your basket and at checkout, you will be invited to add personalisation.  Please note that customising your mug will mean a delay of 3-4 days in posting.

Only 3 left in stock (can be backordered)


A unique piece of art for using and enjoying

Each Elmley hare mug is unique.  Working from one of my photographs I paint the mugs in batches of about 6 so that there is consistency in the colours of the hares.  With the paint, I build layers of colour which creates texture on the mug and adds to their vibrancy.  The paints are ceramic and once dry are baked in the oven to cure the paint which makes them dishwasher proof.  The mugs we are using are beautifully thin bone china, just right for a lovely cup of tea or coffee.   These hares are all on our classic Balmoral stock which gives you a large tea mug.  To see more information and compare sizes link here.

About the Elmley hare in the picture

Mid-March saw one of our annual trips to Elmley Nature Reserve, As ever nature is not predictable, We took my 4-month-old granddaughter with us for her first adventure and with her safely strapped in the back of the car, which we use as a hide, we lucky with a glorious morning and some hares.  Having left her at home, the next day we thought we would again get hares in the early morning light but the road and surrounding fields were empty. There’s something enchanting about hares, I think it’s because they are elusive.  I’ve now had lots of experience of watching hares but I still find myself holding my breath when I see them and taking as many photographs as possible.

All the hares have a hare’s bottom on the back side of the mug.  I have assumed that mostly the right hand is used to pick up the mug and you would like to look at the picture as you drink.   If you would like a left-handed mug please email me and I will create it for you.  You will need to allow at least one week for the mug to be completed.

Customise your mug

Customise your Elmley hare with a message, a name, a date of birth in all of one of 4 places.  Either side of the handle, between the pictures or on the bottom of the mug.  You will be given the option at checkout to add personalised messages.  The messages are handwritten on to the mugs and you can choose capitals, mixed case or lower case.  We will ask you to supply the spelling by email to ensure we don’t make any errors.  See examples here

Care for your mug

The painted mugs have a texture created by the build-up of the paint.  They are dishwasher safe and fade safe.  Do not use abrasive cloths or scourers on the painting and it can damage or remove the paint.

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