Limited Paintings

From time to time, often to mark a collectors event, or a ‘signing’ visit by Hazle to one of our stockists, we  take a ceramic from the range and paint it in a particular way for a specific numbered quantity. When the final number is painted that livery will never be produced again.


Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday Limited Edition Ceramics

The Queen’s Birthday Breakfast90th Birthday website size

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It is said that Her Majesty starts each day with Tiptree Jam on toast!

A good reason to start our ceramic celebration of her 90th birthday with a ceramic based on the Famous Tiptree Jams Tearooms… Read down for more Tiptree History.

A Limited Painting of 63 ceramics on our Melton Mowbray building.

Why 63?  Her Majesty is our 63rd reigning monarch, and it is 63 years since her Coronation.

The Queen’s Birthday Breakfast is priced at £110.00 plus carriage/insurance.
To order please email us at to check availability


Tiptree Jams

Tiptree Jams for websiteLocated not too far away from us in Essex is a business whose roots go back to the 1900’s, and who like Hazle Ceramics, ship their products worldwide …Tiptree Jams.
Tiptree have held a Royal Warrant since 1911, but even before that the quality of the jams they produced had gained them royal customers including the Queen of Spain, Queen Sophia of Greece, And the last Empress of Russia.
In 2010, Tiptree celebrated 125 years of jam making on their current site, and received a visit from Her Majesty the Queen.
What she probably wasn’t told was that Tiptree had already made plans to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
In 2007 Tiptree had  ‘laid down’ 2012 jars of a very unique marmalade in Her Majesty’s honour!  Today Tiptree Jams runs 10 ‘Tiptree Tea Rooms’ across Essex, and has just opened it’s newest…right here at Barleylands!
Great for us, but maybe not for our waistlines!
With permission of the Tiptree Jams company, we celebrate the arrival of the Tea Rooms in Ceramic.
There will be just 100 of ‘Tiptree Jams’ painted. Priced at £79.95 plus carriage/insurance.
To order please email us at to check availability,

Shakespeare Ceramics – 400th Anniversary.

William Shakespeare was referred to as ’Sweet Swan of Avon’ by Ben Johnson, his  contemporary, and the title stuck. A truly global figure, it is great to celebrate his life’s work 400 years on—making him so worthy of one of his other titles ’The immortal Bard’.

Can you remember your first play, probably at school?  (Hazle’s was ‘The Merchant of Venice’  which she loved, Iona enjoyed ‘Julius Caesar’ while Nicci started off with ’A Midsummer Night’s Dream! – not love at first read !) And have you been soaked and stiffened at the Globe or did you book a covered seat and rent a cushion?

Stephen and Hazle had lunch in the Roof Top restaurant of the Swan Theatre restaurant in Stratford recently with a lovely view over the river and the grazing sheep. Worth another visit or two…..

Here we present a collection of Limited Paintings in celebration of the contribution he made to our history, culture, collection of fabulous phrases and great insults!

Swan of Avon websize‘The Swan of Avon’  Swan of Avon det websize sizePainted on our ‘Garrick Inn’ building, based on the public house at 25 High Street, Stratford on Avon. It is thought to have been built in 1596, with much older parts dating back to the 14thC and as such is one of the oldest buildings in Stratford, Grade II listed—and is said to be haunted by more than one ghost…

We produced the Garrick Inn ceramic between 1991 and 2000, but have brought this lovely Tudor building back into circulation, previously in a small edition to celebrate the Queen as longest serving monarch (‘Best of the Bunch’) and now to celebrate this great son of Stratford. Shakespeare may have known the building well (a ’new-build when he was 32)  but not from drinking in, as it became a pub in 1718.

There are alterations to the mould from the original. It features Shakespeare’s own crest, and on the sign, a portrait of Shakespeare one side and the black swan on the other side.

We produced 400 of ‘The Swan of Avon’ currently priced at £100 each plus carriage/insurance – for the Queen’s Birthday Weekend you can order for just £60.00 + carriage/insurance.
To order please email us at to check availability

New Bardic Books for shop

Bardic Books. New Bardic Books detailPainted on our Floris building, which is itself a Limited Edition of 500 ceramics.(Therefore this is 23 out of 500 castings) Painted by Linda Murphy, one of our most admired painters, who has returned to the fold after nearly 16 years away!  She has lost none of her talent for detailed painting. There is a bookshop in N. Ireland with this name, we’ve discovered….we may need to give them one…..

A Limited Painting of just 23 ceramics – you know we always have a reason for our numbers…On this occasion we went for 23 as the day he passed away was 23rd April.

Sorry, Bardic Books is now sold out.

olde Kings Head with tudor writingYe Olde Kings Head. Based on the building atshort and long of it detail full size 7 Church St. near Windsor Castle, and built in 1525  it is said  to be the oldest inn in Windsor and where Shakespeare wrote the   ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ around 1597 (argued), published in 1602 (also argued…)

For the occasion of this celebration we have given it a facelift in colour and detail,  a Tudor Rose, and a quote from the play. You can choose which of two quotes, carefully chosen, you want in the shop, by clicking below.

A Limited Painting of 400 ceramics priced at £69.95 each plus carriage/insurance

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Created in Celebration of Hazle Ceramics 25th Anniversary.

Hazle's Ceramic Tea Party websizeA ‘fantasy’ version of the Alice Shop (the Old Sheep Shop from the story) in Oxford.

Why Alice in Wonderland? Firstly because it was one of Hazle’s earliest artwork inspirations— At the very beginning when Hazle first started making low relief buildings she had an exhibition at the Woodstock Museum (which paid for her first kiln!) which included ceramic versions of the Tenniel drawings which illustrated the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ book. Secondly  because the 150th anniversary of this much loved and read book coincides with our 25th year.

‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ which was first published in 1865 was inspired by a boat trip which the author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) made three years earlier, with three youngsters, Lorina, Alice and Edith Liddell.  As they rowed the author told the girls, including Alice then 10 years old, the story which became the basis of this famous children’s book, often said to be the first fantasy book written for children.

Lewis Carroll at first drew his own illustrations for the book, but the John Tenniel illustrations, which appeared when the book was published became iconic, and added to its  quirkiness and great success.

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Penhaligons & Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’ Restaurant.

There are only 15 of the Jamie Oliver building…as the restaurant is called ‘Fifteen’ we could hardly offer another amount, and only 30 of the ‘Penhaligon’s’ building.  Most importantly, both these Limited Painting’s windows are painted by our (semi-retired) chief painter, Christine, as you will see, her talent for bringing shop windows to life is just amazing!  Christine feels sure that this will be her last ever painting, so if you don’t have one of her wonderful windows among your collection, this could be your last chance.

jamies websizeJamie Oliver’s 15 Restaurant
Jamie Oliver was born and brought up in Clavering, Essex, where his  parents ran “The Cricketers” pub and young Jamie used to practise cooking in the kitchen.   Success came his way when in 1997, he was spotted whilst working by a TV producer who thought Jamie’s personality would win him an audience.  That year, his first series :‘The Naked Chef’ made him a household name!
In 2002 he went on to make ‘Jamie’s Kitchen’ a series in which disadvantaged youths were trained in the restaurant business, with the promise of a job at Jamie’s new ‘Fifteen’ restaurant if they were successful.

Oliver opened his first “Fifteen” restaurant and bar in Islington, London in 2002. Jamie’s “ Fifteen” restaurants are supported by a charitable foundation of the same name, who each year provide funding for fifteen young adults who have a disadvantaged background to be trained in the restaurant business.

With our ceramic ‘Fifteen’ we pay tribute to this charitable work, (and to really yummy cooking ideas!)  ‘Fifteen is a Limited Edition of 15 ceramics, one of the smallest editions ever produced.  It is priced at £99.50 +carriage/insurance.   Sorry Now Sold Out


mousetrap websizeThe Mousetrap

When we heard the sad news of the death of actor & director Richard Attenborough, we just had to pay tribute to him with a ceramic or two.

Here we present The Mousetrap – Britain’s longest running play, which opened in 1952, with Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim in the original cast.

62 years later, the play is still as popular as ever, and kept up to date with regular changes to the ending.  So if anyone tells you the butler did it…Don’t believe them!
Our ceramic is painted on the ‘Woolworths’ bisque, with the windows beautifully painted by Christine!  Each comes with it’s own certificate signed by Hazle.

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Chandlery by the river

This corner building is located in Upton upon Severn, a small town with an extremely pretty high street!  Over it’s long history, this building has housed a number of different businesses, but here we present it as a chandlery.  Upton upon Severn has a busy marina, and tourists visiting the area often choose to enjoy a boat trip along the river!

Here we see the shop windows filled with canoes, kayaks, lifejackets, and all the things you would need for a boating break.  Upton is also home to more than one annual international festival, and as the sign beside the first floor window shows, this little shop also sells festival tickets!

The Chandlery by the river is a Limited Painting of 200 ceramics.

It measures 20cm (just under 8″) tall to the top of the chimney x 10.5cm (4″) wide at the widest point.

To order your Chandlery please email us at to check availability


Our  ‘Lucky’ Collection of Limited Edition Painting Ceramics with a Chinese theme

Our Chinatown collection is now sadly coming to an end.  There are so few left that you cannot now purchase these from our shop, but you are very welcome to call or email us – we may have the ceramic you want still on our shelves!

There are just 36 of each of these Limited Paintings – Why 36?  The edition will be numbered up to 50 ceramics, but just for fun, as the number 4 is considered to be the unluckiest number, there will be no ceramics with a number 4 – leaving just 36 available ceramics in the edition!


Chinese Opera House – The Year of the Rooster

400 operaPainted on our Northampton Royal Theatre

The portrait close up

building by Carol and highlighted with 22ct gold.  We see  the audience gathering outside, eager to see a performance in honour of the Year of the Rooster, and a famous ‘Dan’ actress is beautifully painted in costume on the centre panel.

Chinese Opera has a history dating back to the 18th century and is highly stylised, with the performers using music, dance, mime and even acrobatics.

Rooster Years include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and the next one will be 2017.

According to Chinese culture, those born in a ’Rooster Year’ are thought to be hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented.

Eager for the performance

The centre wording painted by Hazle, says ‘Opera House’ the symbols in the panels to left and right read ‘Rooster’ and ‘New Year’.
As with all our Chinatown Pieces, this will be a Limited Painting of 36 Ceramics, as we’ll remove all the ’4′ numbers, which by Chinese tradition are considered unlucky.

The Year of the Rooster is available to order now, and is priced at £94.95 + Carriage/insurance


Tiger Travel – The Year of the Tiger

year of the tiger travelPainted on our Bookshop Building, Year of the Tiger  Tiger TraveL DETAILlwith Bamboo decorating the walls, and the windows filled with images of the many famous sites we’d hope to visit on that holiday of a lifetime!  The Forbidden City, The Great Wall, The Terracotta Army, and even a Panda peeping out at us!

Those born in a Tiger Year are said to be lively, brave and lucky!  With a Tiger Year member of the family, your home will be protected against fire and burglery!

Painted by Michele, the Year of the Tiger is priced at £84.95   Tiger years include 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998  & 2010


 The Silk Market – The Year of the Goat

Year of the Goat  The Silk Mt wesizePainted on our Lock & Co building, Year of the Goat  The Silk Market detailThe Silk Market has it’s windows filled with exquisite silk clothing, textiles and fans.

Silk was first developed in China as long ago as 3500BC.  Chinese Emperors strove to keep the manufacture of silk a secret to preserve the Chinese Monopoly, but by 140AD silk was beginning to be manufactured in India.

Silk became so desirable in Europe that the major trade routes between Europe and Asia became known as The Silk Route.  DelicatelypPainted by Carol, The Year of the Goat is available to order now, and is priced at £89.95   Goat years include  1943 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 & 2003


Auction House – The Year of the Rat

Think of rats swimming away as the ship goes down, and you’ll see why we’ve linked the The Year of the Rat to The Auction House!  In our ceramic the Auction House  has it’s window filled with the famous Nanking cargo, ready to be sold.

In 1751, The ship Geldermalen, while on its way back to the Netherlands with cargoes of Chinese goods loaded in Canton, hit a coral reef and sank in the South China Sea. The bulk of the cargo was salvaged by Captain Michael Hatcher and in 1986 sold at Christie’s in Amsterdam as the Nanking Cargo. Painted on the Paxton and Whitfield building with a slight adjustment to the fascia, and gold lettering to the fascia, and above the first floor windows.

Being born a Rat is nothing to be ashamed of. In China, the Rat is respected and considered a courageous, enterprising person. It is deemed an honor to be born in the Year of the Rat and it is considered a privilege to be associated with a Rat.  So if you are a Rat Baby, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, or 1984, this could be for you!  As with all the Chinatown collection there will be only 36 ceramics available, and will come with an informative certificate, signed by Hazle.

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Monkey King Tea House – The year of the Monkey

The Year of the Monkey – Monkey King Tea House, painted on the Art Nouveau building, specialises in monkey picked tea!Monkey King Tea House detail

There is an interesting story behind this painting.  Buddist Monks used to train monkeys to pick the smallest, youngest leaves from the top of wild tea trees, and used them to create a special tea blend.  It is said that there is one remote area where monkeys pick tea even to this day! Although having searched for evidence of this, we cannot find any pictures of monkey tea pickers!  In one window we see the famous Tea Ceremony taking place, and in the other there is a display of some of the many beautiful teapots manufactured in China.  Only 36 ceramics,


Lucky Horse Restaurant – The Year  of the Horse

websize-horse-on-pork-pieThe Year of the Horse which follows the Year of the Snake, beginning in February 2014, is the Lucky Horse restaurant, painted on our Britain’s smallest pub building, The Nutshell. In Chinese culture, the Horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance. You are a horse baby is you were born in 1018, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990,or 2002.

This building is painted by Michele, who has filled the windows with everything you might see at a chinese restaurant. Like our other Chinatown ceramics, there are only 36 of these available.

To order a Lucky Horse Restaurant please email us for availability:


Chinese Health Centre – The Year of the Snake

The Year of the Snake, which begins in February 2013, is a Chinese Health Centre.  Painted on the Alf Roberts building which Yr of Snake Health Centre detail fuzzis very appropriate as this building is currently home to a Natural Health Centre!  The windows are filled with Chinese remedies, and the snake curls elegantly across the building.  Painted by Doreen.  Snake Years include 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1977, 1989, & 2001.  Ancient Chinese wisdom says a snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve.

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Oriental Spices – The Year of the Rabbit

2011 was the year of the rabbit, For which we designed our Oriental Spices emporium, painted on the ‘Sun Inn’ building in Canterbury, Kent.

Painted by Carol, with beautifully detailed windows filled with an array of Oriental Spices.

If you don’t yet have this building among your collection, this could be the painting to tempt you!  Especially if you are a rabbit year baby yourself! (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, Feb to Feb approx.)

Each ceramic will have a signed certificate with more details of the Chinese Zodiac Animals.

A Limited Painting of 36 ceramics.


Chinese Calligraphy – The Year of the Dragon 2012

Our first new ceramic of 2012, on ‘Penhaligons’ of Covent Garden, London.  This famous perfumers was founded in 1870, and holds two royal warrants!

2012 the Chinese year of the Dragon and as a Dragon year baby herself, Hazle has designed this limited painting of just 36 Ceramics, and will be painting all of this edition herself!

On the ground floor we have a Chinese Calligraphy studio with an artist at work inside painting lucky sayings to greet friends in the new year.  A red & green Chinese dragon curves between the first and second floor windows, take a close look at his tail to read the date 2012

Sorry!…  The Year of the dragon is now sold out!


Our Ceramics are individuals! hand made and hand painted with care, individual artisits work can vary, and a photo of one ceramic will not depict exactly every ceramic painted. They are hand made and individually finished. This means the measurements can very slightly from one to another, but only by a milimetre or two.