A unique piece of art for using and enjoying
Each Tiger 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 tigers 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 tiger in the picture
This tiger was photographed on a ranch in Montana. We went one January and that year they had more snow than they normally do. We joined a week-long programme with Jeff Wendorff at a ranch where you have the opportunity to photograph a lot of animals you might not otherwise get to see, except in a zoo. These animals are acclimatised to humans and are brought out for a photograph session. They are in large enclosures with their keeper and are able to run around, hide from the cameras or engage with their keeper. I love the way this tiger is looking at you, in fact, I’ve printed this on vinyl and have it on my kitchen wall – she’s watching me and she could be watching you too. Since that experience, I’ve been to India to see tigers in the wild so watch out for another mug
Customise your mug
Customise your tiger 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 options for customising your product click 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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