Chiseling, sawing, sanding and polishing make up the sounds of the workshop as solid oak is
turned from the vast planks that are delivered to an array of objects – toys, egg cups, platters
and wine racks – each bursting with personality and a very unique charm.
We could have arranged for our designs to be mass produced, but that would spoil everything.
To us the quality and integral character of a piece is paramount to the purpose. See it, touch
it and feel it are the keys to success and for that to happen we create and make
It's a hands on process which means that no two items are ever quite the same and that's not
just down to the inherent beauty of the grain. Each piece has a signature all of its own whether
that comes from the hand painted wheels on the toys, bevelled edges on the boards or
curved shapes of the egg cups.
Handmade in England means exactly that. Bringing you items and gifts that have
a soul of their own.
We had to hire a crane today to lift this giant egg into position. It was worth it though,
as a publicity stunt to launch the newest addition to our range of ever-so-popular egg cups.
Meet the Bear Egg Cup (actual size 9 x 8.5cms) which is now available along with the tractor,
bunny ears, baby bunny, hen, rocket, heart and elephant in a motley crew designed with the
express purpose of bringing smiles to breakfast time. Or dinner for that matter. All eight are
supporters of the ‘Bring Back the Boiled Egg’ movement.
The Bear also becomes one of Hop & Peck’s ‘three bears’. An extra large platter board
(another new line for the Autumn) and the bear treat board being the other two.
Everyone loves a Teddy.