For that extra special celebratory or wedding gift a personalised message or inscription can be hand written on any ceramic piece by Richard for a set charge of £4.50 per piece and finished off with his signature and the year. Richard has been offering this service for many years now both for website orders as well as when he is at exhibitions and the Borough Market Stall in London. In fact he has become famous for it, with many collectors regularily requesting inscribed pieces for themselves as well as for gifts.
The lettering, which is applied with a black ceramic pen, is dishwasher and oven proof. Personalisation can usually be turned around within a couple of days but longer if Richard is away on location painting - we will advise about this and you will have the option of cancelling your inscription if it takes too long.
Inscriptions can be written on the front or back of individual pieces, using common sense on the number of characters according to the space available. If choosing to have your inscriptions put on the front, we recommend choosing pieces that have no text already fired on, as the thickness of the pen will not match the text already in situ.
Caring for inscribed pieces:
Although the inscription will be dishwasher proof, as it is applied to the surface and not fired into the glaze care needs to be taken on the inscription area. If the piece is going to be used it is best written on the underneath side. When hand washing we advise lightly wiping the area of the hand written inscription only and not using a scourer. Also best not to leave to soak but if you do just to let the piece drip dry on a side with out using a drying cloth over the handwritten text.
When ordering please select the personalisation option during the check out process and write your message in the box displayed. If you are requiring more than one inscription on an order, please make it clear with the individual inscritpion which piece it ought to go on, and also add the correct number of inscriptions to the shopping card.