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Christmas 2018

Two Limited Paintings of just 20 ceramics each.

 

It’s that time of the year again when we present our collection of Limited Paintings for Christmas.  This year we have two very different Limited Paintings, one traditional and the other more modern.  There will be just 20 of each painting – so make your selction and place your order now!
Read on down for details of each piece.

 

The Christmas Jumper Shop

Celebrating a ‘Modern Tradition’…if there is such a thing!  The Christmas Jumper has become as much a part of Christmas as mince pies! And yet this festive wear only started to  become popular in the 1980’s  when British TV presenters started to wear brightly decorated jumper over the Christmas Holidays.  Slowly Christmas Jumpers became cool!  The most fashionable High Street stores now stock them, and even high end designers such as Ralph Lauren and Stella McCartney  have produced their own versions.

Our Christmas 2018 Limited Painting is a Jumper  Shop with strings of sweaters outside and more displayed in the windows.  As an extra special touch we have created a  mould and make tiny jumpers added to the ceramic above the ground floor window!  Painted on our Melton Mowbray Pork Pie building, with highlights of gold, this ceramic will be a fun addition to your collection or a great gift for whoever gave  you that extra bright jumper  last year!  A limited Painting of 20 ceramics The Christmas Jumper Shop is priced at £109.95 plus carriage/insurance.

To order your Christmas Jumper Shop

 

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Tales we loved as children—and some of us still love today!  Snow White, Hansel & Gretal, The Elves and the Shoemaker or The Golden Goose.
Until Carol suggested ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’ as a subject for one of our Christmas Limited Paintings, many of us didn’t realise how many of these well known tales were written by the Brothers Grimm.  Their original book of stories, published in 1812, contained 86 stories.  More volumes quickly followed, with new stories added, others removed, and still more re-written.  At the time these tales were first published, it was widely felt that both the subject matter and the style of writing was not suitable for children – with a revision here and a removal there the classis fairy stories that we now know emerged!

For our Christmas 2018 Limited Painting, we celebrate the creative ‘Grimms’ in ceramic.  Painted on our Windsor Guildhall Building by Carol, this lovely building highlighted with gold, shows Red Riding hood and Hansel & Gretal  at the bottom, with more fairy tales above. A Limited Painting of 20 ceramics, Grimms Fairy Tales in priced at £109.95 plus carriage/insurance.

To order your ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’

 

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If you would like to buy both Christmas 2018 Limited Paintings, .  The price for the  pair is £200 and we will make sure that your ceramics both have the same number.

If you are collecting a particular number, please email to let us know when you order.  Numbers will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.