Earlier this year I entered a competition where I designed a pattern for a bone china mug. I was thrilled when my design was shortlisted, and although it didn’t win I was so pleased with the pattern I’d created. This got me thinking… could I extend my homeware range to include bone china teacups? I decided to go for it using my original mug design as a starting point.
I created two more colour-ways and found the perfect bone china teacups (made in Stoke on Trent) to apply my designs to. I was really excited when the blank teacups arrived and got to work printing my designs on to ceramic decals.
Then came the tricky bit… applying the decals. It was so important to make sure there weren’t any air bubbles trapped underneath, as this would cause a hole in the pattern.
It was a nerve-wracking day as I waited for the teacups to be fired, but I needn’t have worried as they came out brilliantly. The colours are vibrant and the decorative handle complements the print design as I had hoped. The art deco influences shine through creating a charming teacup for your brew!
I’ll be launching the collection at a charity event for Beaumond House Hospice in Newark on Trent later this month. Following this they’ll be available to purchase from my online shop. Hopefully this will be the start of plenty more ceramic ventures!