A unique piece of art for using and enjoying
How about high tea on a hen plate? 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 chickens. 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 hens are all on the 6-inch rim plate is perfect for our children’s range, especially as a gift with the cockerel and hen small Balmoral mug. To see more information and compare sizes link here.
About the hen on the plate
This lovely lady is from my Elmley chicken range. I’ve just been off photographing bantams, – yes new products coming but I’d forgotten how quickly chickens move and how greedy they are it actually much more difficult to get a good photograph than you’d imagine. Children love chickens, whether it is chasing them around as my grandchildren do, or collecting the eggs on the farm children and chickens go together. Spending so much time with chickens has reminded how they too have distinct characters. If you have a chicken I’d be delighted to paint that for you on your plate and or a mug if you take a photograph See customising a product
Customise your hen plate
Customise your hen plate with a message, a name, a date of birth in all of one of 4 places. The rim obviously makes the perfect place for a name, date of birth or any other message You will be given the option at checkout to add personalised messages. The messages are handwritten on to the plates 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. Please note the message on the example is computer generated. We work to produce an italic style writing. you can choose capitals or lower case. See examples here
If you choose to order a mug as well we will customise both at the same time, you only need one Customise product.
Care for your mug
The painted plates 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. They are safe to eat off but I would recommend keeping them for toast and jam rather than dippy egg. If something like an egg does dry on the plate soak in warm water and wipe off with a soft cloth
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