'The Budgie' vase
We know you shouldn't have favourites but sometimes things just come along, and they go straight to the top of the list... take for example The Budgie vase! With a chatter of budgies (three in total - a small, medium and large birds, each with their own colours) on a deliciously chunky white base, this little vase is destined to be in our best sellers.
This is a one-size vase which is the perfect fit for most flowers, and while it is smaller in stature (around 14 cm high by 9cm wide) it is huge with character.
Now, these vases and budgies are all handmade and hand glazed so each will be slightly different in placement and colour. Remember they are chunky interpretations of budgies and their colours - not an anatomically correct replica!!
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.
Width Height 9cm 14 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.