About Our China
Fine white with a subtle translucence. Bone china is made with great skill. Wonderful to hold and use, the ultimate blank page and design challenge.
In their garden studio in Alverstoke Village Rob Turner and Andrew Douglas have risen to that challenge with ingenuity and style since 1986. Eschewing the traditional approach of identical pieces in china collections in favour of innovation and experimentation.
We explore the possibilities of themes and variations across all our ranges.
Combining skilled industrial manufacture, with the artistic sensibilities and humanising hand of the craftsman, in the creation of everyday, life-enhancing pleasure.
Rob Turner was born in 1951 in Hett village Co Durham. He received a BA Hons in ceramics from Camberwell School of art in 1981 and a MA in Three dimensional design at Stoke on Trent polytechnic in 1983.
He has exhibited sculptural clay and paperwork’s in galleries in England and Japan. Has designed gardens, lighting, textiles, stationary and rugs for private residences, health centres and restaurants.
His first designs for Bone china were created in 1986 when he set up his independent company, which sold exclusive designs around the world for clients including Neumann Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Henry Bendell. The curse of a restless curiosity have found him on courses studying decorative paint finishes at Vauxhall college of Building, Garden design at Sparsholt collage and horticulture with the RHS.
Andrew George Douglas was born in 1964 in Wakefield. He studied art at Wakefield college and did a BA Hons fine arts degree in Newcastle Polytechnic in 1986 majoring in sculpture. He taught family pottery in Newcastle while working as an assistant to ceramist Christine Constant. A talented web designer he has created websites for charities, artists, events,bulding trades and therapists. Rob and Andy have been business and life partners since 1990.
You choose china to reflect your personality and your lifestyle. We hope you enjoy using it every day for years to come. Here is some information about what it is, and how to take care of it.
Bone China is the whitest of all tableware. Made with the same materials as porcelain with the addition of up to 50% bone ash resulting in a fine, very strong and durable translucent body.
Never use abrasive scourers to remove dried on food. Dried on dishes should have a short soak in water and wiped with a cloth before washing. If you are using a dishwasher use a mild detergent and a gentle cycle. Gold, platinum and lustre decorations are perfectly durable in everyday use but we do not recommend they go into a dishwasher. Store plates in stack plates with paper between. Store cups upright or hang from hooks.
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