Each piece is mouth-blown and hand decorated, the colour intensity of each piece will vary, depending on the artist's application of colours. On some of the pieces of this unique glassware, a swirl or an air bubble may be found, which is one of the attractions of something mouth-blown and emphasis the individual nature of the glassware.
Emma Bridgewater, who continues to set trends in kitchen and home decorations twenty five years on, produces ever changing ranges of sponge decorated and lithograph pottery, all made at her factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England. The famous "Toast & Marmalade" script design and the "Birds" sets (illustrated by her husband Matthew Rice) are both immensely popular.
Strawsilk by Karen Keir
Karen Keir has combined the natural qualities of handmade Strawsilk fibres with the translucence of glass to develop these uniquely individual vases and tea light holders. Each is hand decorated and therefore original, no two pieces can be the same.
Canterbury Cathedral Ale
Available exclusively from the Canterbury Cathedral Shop, this aromatic copper coloured pale ale is deliciously fruity with a dry hoppy finish and is brewed from the finest malted barley and Kentish hops in Newnham, near Faversham. In the medieval period the monks brewed beer as the water was unfit to drink.
Heron Cross Pottery
Heron Cross Pottery Ltd continues to make fine English earthenware at the Hines Street site and also houses other innovative ceramic companies. As a grade II listed building it boasts one of the few remaining bottle kilns in the city of Stoke on Trent.