Events: Collectors Day 2008


Collectors' Day 2008: Ceramics

There are three sections: New Models, Signing Specials and Prezzo Pieces. Pieces viewable or available from A Piece of Britain have a purple link. (Click to view Event Photos.)


New Models

Hazle did drawings for these a long time ago and has wanted to model them since.

 
The Nutshell
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The Nutshell

on Bury St Edmunds Inn

With the bar measuring just 15 x 7 feet, The Nutshell is in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest pub in England. There is another record for holding 104 people and a dog. Its brewery Greene King is also at Bury St Edmunds - in Suffolk.

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Lock & Co
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Lock & Co LE500

on London Lock's

Like Floris, this famous hatter from 1676 is a family business in St James. It is the place to get your head tested - along with Lord Nelson, Frank Sinatra, Harrison Ford, Johnny Depp and all Royalty!

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Signing Specials

These Limited Paintings of 30 pieces are mostly based on the painter's personal interests.

 
James Smith
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James Smith Umbrellas LP30

on Sidmouth

Painter Doreen Bright likes visiting iconic London shops such as this, founded in 1830. Their motto is, "Behind every silver lining lurks a big, black cloud"! On a corner of New Oxford Street, the store is Victorian like the building shape. The fascia title is in Smith's black and red.

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Surf Shack
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Surf Shack LP30

on Bath Abbey Green

Michelle Bland painted a Surf Shack with someone's name on it as a private commission and Hazle suggested one for the Collectors' Day. Surfing, once a major part of Polynesian culture, had a big revival in the 1900s. This has to be the most summery painting ever!

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UK/Europe £67.50 Rest of World £57.45
 
J Black
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The Queen's Rat Catcher LP30

on Melton Mowbray

When colourful painter Iona Driver knew Michelle was doing the Surf Shack, she decided to explore her "dark side" instead! Iona's husband, an expert on Victorian London, suggested the theme - which caused a stir at the event. One lady bought it as a friend's father was once a rat catcher in nearby Chatham Docks.

The added dog, rat cages and sprats' sign are all hand-modelled by Iona - and with Hazle wondering if they can keep up production - buy now if you want it!

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Bygone Days
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Bygone Days LP30

on Bath Abbey Green

Michelle is rebuilding her house and is interested in anything to do with homes and interiors. The painting of the windows is very attractive. Note the Hazle Ceramics in each one - another piece for Clay's list on this subject.

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Pussy Cat Palace
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Pussy Cat Palace LP30

on Portsmouth

Painter Carol Whaley is Catwoman! She helps out at Pussycat Lodge, a Cat Rescue Centre in Brentwood. Aptly painted on the Bed & Breakfast model, all of Carol's own ten cats are featured. A popular piece at the event.

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Print Studio
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Print Studio

on Windsor Thames Street

As Hazle asked the painters for personal themes, Cara Hornett has depicted her dream of an Art Gallery with a Print Studio next door. Cara is operating the silk-screen printer in the studio. She studies part time at the London College of Printing and had a silk screen short-listed for the 2008 Royal Academy Summer Show.

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Buttons & Bows
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Buttons & Bows

on Pateley Bridge 1

Painted by Doreen and based on two old London shops: The Button Queen, now in Marylebone Lane W1, and the former Ells & Farrier (taken over by Creative Beadcraft in Beak Street W1). The buttons are copied from Doreen’s own collection. Although not a formal collector, over the years she has gathered some interesting and unusual ones, mostly as single buttons rather than sets.

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J & S Hill
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J & S Hill Cigars

on Canterbury Burgate

Involved with the East of London Family History Society, Carol discovered Jewish kin including these famous 19th century cigar makers in Whitechapel. Male and female workers sat in rows in separate rooms. A cigar took a few seconds to make with fragments of tobacco leaf rolled up in a narrow strip of leaf, twisted at one end.

SOLD OUT.

 
Candi Cards
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Candi Cards

on Hay-on-Wye

Candi stands for Carol and Ian Whaley who along with helping out at Pussy Cat Lodge and running a Family History Society also create wonderful handmade cards! They may start their own website - but in the meantime this is their dream shop - selling their cards plus pens, stamping, decoupage and scrapbooking products.

SOLD OUT.


Prezzo Pieces

This year the Italian restaurant chain Prezzo had some personalised ceramics made for them. Former fashion illustrator Chris McAllister, Hazle Chief Paintress plus people painter from 1992-2003, came out of retirement to design and paint each and every main window. Hazle regards anything done by her as highly collectable.

Along with ceramics from the standard range, the Prezzo pieces will be set into walls of some of the latest restaurants. So far we have heard that Chelmsford in Essex is a candidate. Prezzo is a "cool" brand frequented by professionals. On seeing the displays they will hopefully be inspired to collect. This is another unique part of Hazle history.

Most designs have been limited to 30 pieces. Those going to Prezzo were counted but unnumbered. Hazle has chosen her favourites and numbered the few left in each style to offer to collectors. It is rare for "corporate ceramics" to come on to the open market.

 
Prezzo on Tunbridge Wells
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Prezzo Design 5

LP30 on Tunbridge Wells

Window painted by Chris McAllister.

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SOLD OUT.

 
Prezzo on Cambridge Art Nouveau
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Prezzo Design 1

LP30 on Cambridge Art Nouveau

Windows painted by Chris McAllister.

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Prezzo on Canterbury Bakery
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Prezzo Design 7

LP30 on Canterbury Bakery

Main window painted by Chris McAllister.

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Prezzo on LOndon Haymarket
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Prezzo Design 6

LP30 on London Haymarket

This model was retired as Antiques in 2000 but is still used for Fancy That of London who occupy the real building. Main windows are painted by Chris McAllister.

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Prezzo on Melton Mowbray
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Prezzo Design 8

LP30 on Melton Mowbray

Main windows painted by Chris McAllister.

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Prezzo on London Floris
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Prezzo Design 2

LP30 on Floris

The main window is painted by Chris McAllister.

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SOLD OUT.



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