A Wemyss Christmas 2023
Our festive Wemyss Wares are perfect for someone special (that includes yourself)!
Our Christmas pieces will be available to purchase from the 1st November. If you would like to order any of the pieces which have already been sold please phone or email us and we will paint it especially for you.
Please be aware that our usual average 12 week production time will still apply and any pieces painted to order may be completed after the New Year.
We Are Wemyss Ware
The ‘Wemyss Ware’® name has had a long and distinguished history from its beginning in 1882. It was the brainchild of Robert Heron, the Pottery owner, and Karel Nekola, a gifted decorator whom he had brought over from Bohemia. It is probably the most highly collectable and sought-after Scottish pottery, producing beautifully hand painted pottery cats, pigs, other animals, giftware, decorative tableware, tiles and limited editions, all made in Scotland.
At the Griselda Hill Pottery Ltd. we are proud that we are the only creators of Wemyss Ware. We love what we do and do what we love!
'I first became interested in Wemyss Ware® as a child when I visited my grandparents’ house. There, in the hearth, sat a large black and white pig, somewhat the worse for wear but full of character. Twenty years later when I moved to Fife I saw a similar version in Kirkcaldy Museum, and started to put two and two together. I would have loved to own one to remind me of my grandmother, but even in the 1980s a Wemyss® pig cost £2000, way beyond my budget. I came up with the idea of making one and then thought perhaps other people might want a more affordable version of the famous pottery. I approached the curator of Kirkcaldy Museum, who agreed to sell my ‘new Wemyss’ in the museum shop, and that was the start of it all!'
Limited Edition Platinum Jubilee Goblet
Wemyss Ware has a long tradition of creating commemorative pieces marking significant Royal occasions, dating back to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee we are proud to present our latest limited edition, this beautiful hand painted goblet which features cabbage roses and forget-me-nots within a ribbon swag. Only seventy of these goblets will be made, and the first was presented to Her late Majesty the Queen.
The goblet costs £460. Every piece is marked with a number up to 70 on the base. Since each goblet takes a considerable time to paint, we are producing them to order. If you would like to buy one of these lovely items to commemorate this unprecedented celebration please contact us and we will put your name on our waiting list. We normally ask for a 50% deposit at the time of order, and will contact you once your goblet is ready.
Hand Painted to Order - Please allow up to 12 Weeks Production Time