Suffolk Hare


Early morning hare in Saxmundham, Suffolk.  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.

In stock (can be backordered)


A unique piece of art for using and enjoying

Each Suffolk 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 Suffolk hare in the picture

I spent a day with wildlife photographer Paul Sawyer. He has dedicated many hours to watching and photographing hares.  It was a dewy morning and the hare was clearly not enjoying having wet feet.  We sat and watched it groom itself for a good while before it sat up, looked at us, before loping off across the field – getting its feet wet again.  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 lefthanded 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 Suffolk 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.

Shipping and Packing

Please see our shipping and packaging information and find out how to get free shipping.  We review this regularly and will add in new options when we can. Shipping will be calculated when you enter your address.

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