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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the pottery dishwasher safe?

Yes – the designs are fired at about 800°C and will survive dishwashers for a good number of cycles and over time. However, cleaning heat and detergents will eventually affect the glaze on the item, just as other materials are affected including plastics, metals and glass. We also advise that any product edged or printed in gold will wear off far more quickly due to the abrasive nature of the process and the aggressiveness of todays detergents.

Is the pottery microwave safe?

Yes, except do not put anything with gold in your microwave – the pot will survive but your microwave may not!

Will the colours fade?

Our products are very well fired in conventional kilns, but eventually some colours may fade.

Where can I buy replacement pots?

If the design is ours you can buy from us direct at the pottery either in person, by telephone or email. If they are designs which we have produced for other customers, you would be referred to that customer where possible.

How can I pay?

We accept all major credit cards from individuals. If you are a company we will organise a VAT invoice for you to pay

Can you send the goods?

We are happy to send by post or by courier. Please ask for details of prices

When will I receive my order?

When you order we will always give an indication of when to expect the goods. When the goods are ready to go, we will normally contact you to let you know

What kind of images can I have on pots?

The world is your oyster! We can produce any item from a single colour to multicoloured designs. We have used images from watercolours, pencil drawings, oil paintings and photographs through to corporate logos and crests and even just people’s names.

We also have available our own designs which you can order. See the ‘Patterned China’ part of this website

Is there a minimum order?

We can produce just one up to many thousands of items. When you are ordering a number of items in your chosen design, we will always produce a proof for you to see prior to production of your order. The last thing we want is for you to receive your order and it is not what you were expecting!

How do I send my artwork?

If you have a digital image you can use email and send the image as an attachment. Please send it at 300dpi resolution – this is important so that we can achieve a good sharp image when we are printing the transfers so that the end result after firing is good.

If you do not have a digital image, you can send a letter heading, leaflet or whatever you have available. We will let you know if what you send will be sufficient to produce a good image.

Events 2019

Bexhill Festival of the Sea

Event Date: 7th + 8th September
Location: Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex

There is something for everyone at the Bexhill Festival of the Sea!

Our Festival has a huge selection of stalls selling delicious international cuisine plus many unique shopping and gift ideas.

For more information click here

Leeds Castle Christmas Market

Event Date: 23rd + 24th November, 30th November + 1st December
Location: Leeds Castle (nr. Maidstone) Kent

Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.
For more information click here

Rochester Christmas Market

Event Date: 30th November + 1st December
Location: Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent

An opportunity to experience the picturesque Rochester Castle gardens, there’s truly something for everyone. For more information click here

Christmas Dickens Festival

Event Date: 6th December - 8th December
Location: Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent

This year lets uncover a feast of Victorian delights, familiar costumed characters, parades and open air carol concerts and browse the stalls for some festive shopping.

For more information click here

Rochester Christmas Market

Event Date: 13th - 15th December
Location: Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent

Another opportunity to experience the picturesque Rochester Castle gardens, there’s truly something for everyone. For more information click here