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Hi, I’m Diane, wife to Glen and mother to aspiring young actress Ellie and gaming mad Josh.
People ask me how did I come up with the idea of using broken old china for creating my pieces. One Christmas Glen, long suffering husband, went into the attic to bring down the decorations. Whilst in there he came across a box of Royal Albert china and brought it down. ‘What are you going to do with this?’ he asks. I looked in the box and the cups and plates had all seen better days and were chipped or the gilding was beginning to fade. It wasn’t good enough to use but too pretty to throw away, hence why it ended up in the attic. I put my thinking cap on and thought of what I could do with the bits and that’s when I thought of mosaic. I’ve never mosaic’d before so it was a big challenge and I didn’t really know where to start. My first mosaic transformation was a wooden jewellery/ makeup box which I decorated with a flower design and then gave to my lovely mum for Christmas. It took hours and hours of work as the china pieces used in the design were tiny. When using plates, saucers or cups you have to cut the pieces small due to the curvature of the china otherwise the pieces don’t lay flat. Anyway I loved it, and it inspired me to do more and I think the results are fab.
I hate to throw pretty things away and I know other people are the same. I have started a ‘keepsake’ service where I will turn a piece of treasured fine bone china which has been chipped, cracked or broken into a heart keepsake. This is a lovely service to offer for that special piece which has been given as a present or inherited. I can turn it into something to treasure again and will have it’s own special story to tell.
Using old fine bone china and turning into something beautiful again makes me happy.
There is nothing more special than a personalised handmade gift.
My gifts are made to order and individually hand painted. I have a passion for Art & design and vibrant colours. I’ve trained as a Gilder and Ceramic Artist, working for an independent China Studio supplying items to establishments such as Harrods, Aspreys and De Lamerie.
I was inspired to create my own designs, setting up business as a Sole Trader after struggling to find a personalised gift for my friend’s baby who has an unusual name. This gave me the idea to create colourful Keepsakes to decorate the home.
I offer a bespoke service born from customers requiring something unique and not mass produced.
Hi, my name is Sam and I am Sherbert Fizz Ceramics.
I hope you are going to like my work and are going to become a “Fizzy Fans”.
I am a mum of three and a registered childminder by day. I paint in the evenings and weekends and really enjoy it. My paints and brushes are never far away. I am not a very techy person and am learning daily on promoting my business so that I can paint full time.
I love to paint whimsy pictures of either my designs or your requests. I can make you something special for your someone special.
I can spend hours sketching and painting until I come up with a new design that I am happy with.
It still amazes me at the fabulous reaction I get to my work.
I do hope you will join me and let me know what you think of my efforts and maybe even purchase a piece (it will be very sought after in years to come – haha) x
I design ceramic and mixed media jewellery and art. My ceramic work is heavily focused on the surface design, inspired by the natural world and created using a variety of techniques such as screenprinting, stenciling, painting and mixed media. I study natural forms such as plants, flowers and insects and then develop these to produce my design ideas.Another source of inspiration is the sea, especially shells and the treasures found when beachcombing. The allure of all those shimmering, organic forms always triggers my inner Beachcomber.
Welcome to The Keepsake Co. the ultimate personalised baby gifts & keepsake portal for creating and capturing a families most precious memories. As you browse our site you will find an array of ideas to help you create lasting mementos which will be treasured in your family for many years.