Our End Terrace Home & studio (a little nicer than in reality!)
Adrian & Jennifer Bell work from their home studio in the Durham Dales
making & hand painting beautiful ceramic gifts.
Jennifer painting Bisque Adrian removing greenware
Jennifer Bell first started painting plates as a hobby in her school holidays in 1985. Not being able so afford frames for her oil paintings she decided to paint plates as they did not need frames. She continued with her hobby while attending art college & later while working as a graphic designer before setting up the business in 1997. After spending many years walking in the countryside her designs are inspired by her love of the wild flowers & country around the river Wear in County Durham.
Pen Studies of wild Honeysuckle
At first all the ceramics were bought in blank from small manufactureres in Stoke-on-trent but over the years they dissappered as everything is being made abroad. So after working in the Fencing industry for many years Adrian Bell joined the business in 2003 to make all the ceramics & help with the basic painting.
Mug before & after painting.