Beautiful Bugs dinner/side plates and saucers
What could say Spring/Summer more than bees, butterflies and (lady)birds… of course these beautiful bugs have had the full Marigold and Lettice treatment so think chunky not twee, unique not mass produced!
Available in all white or with their splash of colour, we hope you love our Beautiful Bugs collection as much as we do! They work beautifully in a matching set, and just as fabulously mix-and-matched with any of our other pieces!
Available in a range of sizes - saucer/cake plate, side/lunch plate and a choice of either an oval or round dinner plate. You can also choose to have your plate adorned with either a honeybee, butterfly or ladybird.
- Saucer/cake plate – one bug
- white bug £14
- coloured bug £18
- Side/lunch plate – four bugs
- white bugs £22
- coloured bugs £28
- Dinner plate – six bugs
- white bugs £28
- coloured bugs £32
Please note that they aren't mass-produced and if you are opting for coloured bugs, then remember that these are all painted by hand, each and every one is unique and a one off meaning that they won’t be/can’t be identical. That is what makes them even more special!
I M P O R T A N T I N F O R M A T I O N O N L E A D T I ME S
Getting your perfect piece to you is our priority but as each piece is made to order (we don't hold any pieces in stock), it takes at least three weeks to handmake, fire and glaze each piece of chunky china. That is just a guide though; while we aim for under, three weeks is the norm - it will be worth the wait so if it's four weeks+ please bear with us.
Please note that because each piece is unique the design will be different from the one in the picture – similar but unique.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE AN APPROXIMATE SIZE AS EACH PIECE IS HANDMADE
27 cm x 23 cm
Marigold and Lettice pottery
Marigold and Lettice pottery is made to be used, loved and enjoyed; it’s made using sturdy earthenware clay and a thick white glaze. This means it’s hard-wearing and every piece can safely go in the oven, dishwasher, microwave and even the freezer.
Each piece that is made by Marigold and Lettice is totally handmade and a one-off. So, if you see thumb prints in the clay or the glaze that may be thicker in some parts than others, it's because each piece is unique and is what gives our chunky china its specialness, and a different look and feel to mass-produced pottery.
When you first get your chunky china piece you may hear a ‘ping’ - especially the first time the pottery meets with water. If you do, please don’t worry, it's really quite normal and will stop as soon as the glaze/clay settles down together. You may also notice that the bottom of every piece is left unglazed, and this may leave a slight residue on your shelves, but can be easily wiped away with a damp cloth.
Like with all china, over time you may also notice signs of use in the glaze, but these are just signs of the china being well-loved. If this is the case, please be assured, the piece will still be perfectly fine to use.