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Museums & Galleries

Museums & Galleries

Many of the items we produce for Museums and Galleries feature our reproductions of precious artworks from their collections. This painting "The rain it raineth every day" is one of the treasures of Penlee Gallery, Penzance. We received the order to produce this fairly soon after we commenced digital ceramic printing - we cut our teeth on it - controlling the subtle soft colour tones with consistency gave us immense problems, and we probably made at least 30 separate printings and firings as we researched this then-new technology

Welsh Ladies painting, Aberystwyth Museum

One of several paintings in the collection at Aberystwyth Museum that we have been asked to reproduce on our bone china mugs for sale in the Museum's shop

Painting at Royal Scottish Academy

The first of two paintings that we reproduced from the Academy's art collection

For the Royal Scottish Academy

The second of a pair of mugs depicting reproductions of precious works of art at the Academy

"The Under The Pier Show"

We had to show the full wrap-round design from Southwold Pier - really great!!!

Precious tapestry at Topsham Museum

The Museum's Buyer telephoned to say "Our girls have just finished unpacking your delivery - They've been squealing with delight . . ."

Bone china gifts range for tourist attraction

We produced this range of items from John's pencil sketches after he was allowed a day off to meet with the Quay's Buyer to carry out his photography . . .

100-year old loco 'Sir Robert McAlpine'

This locomotive, still hauling visitors around its track on the McAlpine Estate was a centrepiece in a major recent (2013) charity fundraising event which we were honoured to support

Fundraising event for small charities

A mug to help raise funds for various small charities held at the McAlpine Estate, home of this 100-year old locomotive

Limited Edition mug, Margate Clock Tower

Recently produced (autumn, 2013) as a fundraising venture for the preservation of Margate's  famous clock tower, the edition was very quickly sold out and our Customer promptly returned for two further different items with a different design

For the New Room at Bristol

One of the items we produce for the New Room, John Wesley's south of England headquarters, at Bristol

Magnolias plate for home of National Magnolia Collection

At the time, John was congratulated for his 'magnificent' painting of this magnolia, but we have to admit that we then overdid the framing, so unfortunately it didn't sell too well . . . We learn from our mistakes . . .

Camellia plate for Caerhayes Castle

Perhaps a little over-ornate for its purpose, John painted these camellias developed by the Williams family at Caerhayes