Tricia's house name plates are a particular speciality. Thrown on the wheel, hand-painted and double fired, the plaques are generally recognised as among the finest around.
Each stage in the process is carried out by hand. They are hand thrown on a wheel using terracotta clay; when leather hard they are put back on the wheel for turning or trimming before being covered with a white clay slip; the lettering and numbers are then cut through the white clay down to the terracotta, ensuring that they are fixed and permanent - they will not peel or fade. When completely dry they have their first or 'bisque' firing to 980° centigrade; the decoration is then hand-painted using an underglaze medium before the plaque is glazed, ready for the final firing to 1150°, which ensures the name plate is strong and weather resistant.
Standard plaques come in a range of designs and combinations of lettering, while more individual pieces can be personalised with images of your choice. The completed plaque is a work of art of the highest quality.
The pottery plaques with your house name and/or number and a design of your choice are individually made to order. Designs can be ordered at the workshop or via the website (see order form).
They come in three sizes - 6", 7½" and 9" - each at two different price levels depending on design: click on an image to view full range of example plates at each price point.