A unique piece of art for using and enjoying
Each Hedgehog mug is a unique piece of art. Working from one of Zaffie’s photographs I painted the mug a batch of about 6 so that there is consistency in the colours of the hedgehogs. 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 hedgehogs 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 hedgehog in the picture
On Elmley Nature reserve they have lots of hedgehogs and often gather them up in April and move some of them on to new locations. Zaffie went out to photograph them on a wild wet day with really bad light and the hedgehogs did not want to pose. We’ve used some creative license to add colour and vibrancy to these hedgehogs although looking at a range of hedgehogs on Pinterest in the right light these are about right.
All the hedgehogs have a hedgehog’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 hedgehog 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.