14 July 2011

Competition Time

I have been asked time and time again how i create my products and whether they are made by hand so i have decided to put together a step by step demonstration. I have recorded each stage of the process starting with me drawing my latest design 'The Hare', hopefully by doing this excercise more of my customers will see the time and care i put into making each of my products.

It is also competition time for you Night Owl followers, I will show you each step of the process up until i apply the transfer to a piece of china. Soooo, its your job to decide which piece you think will look the best and why! All you need to do is follow this blog and comment below as to which piece you think my brand new 'The Hare' design should belong to and why and i will send that piece of china and a mini digital print of 'The Hare' straight to the follower with the most interesting comment!

I will also record the last stages of the process once i have chosen which one of you will decide on 'The Hare's new home. This will include me applying the transfer and firing the china.

Good luck and be inventive, you have until midnight tonight 14th July.

 My drawing of the hare is finished.

About to scan the drawing so that i can edit it in Adobe Photoshop.

The edited version of the hare drawing.

The file ready to be sent to the digital printers.

The transfer sheets have arrived in the post.

Time to cut each one out very carefully. Multiple brews are needed for this stage.

The hare cut out and ready to be applied to one of the following pieces of crockery. This is where you come in, simply choose your favourite piece, follow the Night Owl blog and comment below on which piece you think 'The Hare' will look most at home and why.


  1. We think that the Hare would look most at home on the lovely milk jug. The hare will have an ample amount of room for his long curious ears. The Hare milk jug would look and feel right at home on our shelf when it's reunited with it's Owl coaster friends, and meets it's new friend the Deer plate.

  2. I'm pretty gutted that I think I've missed this opportunity!

    Regardless, I think the hare would look wonderful on the taupe plate (second photo from the bottom). The colouring will work really well with the linear quality of the drawing, especially as the plate has the embossing, it's a nice subtle detail that won't distract the eye from the lovely hare.

    I can't wait to see which you choose. x

  3. I think the illustration would look best on the tea pot. the black lines would pop wonderfully against the pristine white making it look like the hare was directly drawn onto the pot. It also gives you a bigger space to work on, giving the hare plenty of space in the background and really making it the centre of attention.

    Plus I think the hare and the tea pot is the perfect combination and a lovely reminder of the mad hatter's tea party from Alice in wonderland. I for one think it would be an indispensable accessory for an Alice fan like myself. :)

  4. I guess this has closed but I thought I'd enter anyway. I think he'd look at home on the taupe plate (second to last photo).

  5. That was really educational, I've often wondered how stuff like that happened : )