Every lover of ceramic pieces always goes for those with a fine finish for elegance when decorating spaces. Penkridge Ceramics in West Midlands develops, produces and designs some of the most ''real'' ceramic pieces. Here are a few of its vegetables, horse chestnuts and fruits collections:
Apple and pear collections
Horse Chestnuts and oak leaf collection
Orchard and exotic collection
Sycamore seed heads collection
It is a stand-alone company that has developed to become the best in producing vegetable and exotic fruit varieties. It casts and hand models each piece from nature and glazes them using different layers to design unique textures and colours.
The twigs and leaves on the exotic fruits are made from either ceramic, pewter or steel. Here are some of the products from the collections:
This exotic fruit has a short stalk. The apple designs come in two types of different sizes; an RHS apple about eight centimetres and an LHS Windfall apple shorter. You can purchase them with or without the twigs and leaves.
The Ferelli pear has a hand-painted wooden stalk. It is short, with a height of about five centimetres. You can purchase these exotic ceramic fruits as a double or single. You also get to choose those with or without leaves and twigs.
Many clients go for bowls containing quince, fig and leaves. These leaves and fruits get hand modelled and cast before glazing. Every twig is modelled using a pewter. You can purchase them as a split or whole fig, but the split fig is slightly more expensive than the whole one.
Every pumpkin gets cast using clay and hand-painted with different colours before glazing. Then, you can purchase them as baby pumpkins or larger pumpkins.
Nuts & Shell
The horse chestnuts have unique designs that look appealing while on display. You can purchase them as split shells with removable nuts. This way, they appear ready for eating when displayed.
Some nuts are removable, while others stay intact to the shells. You have the option of purchasing empty shells to display alongside the split ones if you want them to appear freshly cracked from the tree.
The company makes varieties of these oak leaves with different characteristics. Some have open, closed or no horse chestnuts. They come in various sizes, from small to large. The leaf stalks get hand-painted and made of metal.
Monochrome Exotic Fruit
The monochrome fruits get designed in one colour: black or matt white, and some have a finish of crackle glazes. Pewter and hand paints of basket canes make the short stalks attached to the ceramic fruits.
This particular West Midlands ceramic company makes monochrome fruits, including windfall apples, big pear, and windfall pear.
Sycamore Seed Heads
These can be sycamore in single, double, triple seedheads or a single leaf. This collection has four varieties only. They are all glazed after casting in clay and hand painting. You can display the single leaf alongside the seedheads to enhance its appearance.
Lemon is one of the ceramic pieces from the citrus collection. Some have leaves and twigs cast in clay. The group also has clementine, lime and orange.
Products from every collection made by Penkridge Ceramics can complement your interior design because of the fine finish on every piece.