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Specialist Retailers

Specialist Retailers

We specialise in the design and supply of exclusive giftware and tableware to specifications given us by our Retailer Customers, mail order companies, etc.. The accompanying photograph is of the pair of items we manufactured for the Methodist Recorder weekly newspaper to mark their 150th anniversary. We have been honoured to have been asked by Methodist Newspaper if they could sell a number of our christian commemoratives off the page, including those for Wilberforce, Donald Soper, Mow Cop, Primitive Methodism, etc..

Set of Georgia, USA, plates

One of a set of twelve plate designs that we put together for one of our American Customers, all printed by Stewart in in-glaze crimson and fired at over 1000°Centigrade. Magnificent.

Is that spider tickling your finger?

This York retailer allowed us freedom to exercise our flair and play with the base sketches they sent us. Here, positioning the second spider gives amusement, and enhances sales . . .

Jackdaws for York retailer

We've greatly enjoyed completing/adulterating (with their approval) a set of original sketches received from Preistleys at No.36, York. This shows the resultant Jackdaws mug. We had fun with the Jackdaws plates, round box, etc. too . . .

Peppers design by Eden Project

One of the latest mug designs we have manufactured for Eden Project, vibrant and quite stunning

Eden Project - Agapanthus

Another of the precision-silk-screen-printed mugs to their design that we have delivered in 2013 to Eden Project

Eden Project - Teacups mug

Another of the superbly-designed mugs we've produced for Eden Project in 2013, their design, precision-printed by Stewart

Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast

Artworks supplied by this Lyme Regis shop for tourist souvenir sales, very cleverly designed and very attractive

The sad story of the brave dog, Gelert

The true but sad story of Gelert, the pet dog of Llewelyn, Prince of Wales is portayed fully on this delightful mug. A must-buy mug for all, not just Welshmen


Very clever design for Londoners, and visitors

London - City break

Another clever design for Londoners

Mugs for Design Museum

One of a set of mugs that we have manufactured to the artworks of a graphics design team for the Design Museum, London

Furry Dance mug

Flora Day with its world-famous 'Furry Dance' is held in Helston, Cornwall every year on or about 8 May. Another of John's watercolours is wrapped around this mug

Helston, Cornwall, home of the 'Furry Dance'

A tourist souvenir mug, part of a range we produce repeatedly for Joy Williams Ltd of Helston

A heritage school, South Carolina, USA

Sketched by John from old photographs supplied by Customer, for a specialist American retaileer

Vintage Inns of South Carolina, USA

One of a large series of 27cm diameter Plates for one of our specialist American Customers, all sketched and constructed by John, and superbly printed in true cobalt blue by Stewart, fired at well over 1000°Centigrade