We are famous for our hand decorated bone china, which has been produced at Glyn-Coch for nearly 50 years, and we still decorate for stock and on commission. All our bone china is food and dishwasher safe, so can be used for ornamental or practical purposes.
Huw and Thelma took over in 2000, and in 2002 teamed up with the founder of the original business, Jean Evans, to produce new ranges of hand decorated bone china decoration. We use beautiful original designs by Jean (who taught the apprentices at Royal Worcester in the '60s. In April 2016 a plate decorated with one of her designs was independently put on sale for over £1000.) She specializes in the diverse flora and fauna of South West Wales, but also paints castles, local scenes, and so on. Jean likes to paint from life, so you can see why she says that one of her hardest ever projects was our tribute to the very popular Llanelli Pottery Cockerel. This was a copy of the French National Emblem, and Llanelli's 1920s design is avidly collected even now. It was designed for very rapid production-line hand painting and our version had to exhibit many of the original characteristics without being a direct copy of the historic designs, and yet be suitable for our very different technique.
Thelma Jones has created many free hand designs on earthenware, and on ceramic jewellery and has recently started adapting some for bone china. Sets of Celtic Knot, and whimsical sheep designs are already in production.
We also use photographs to decorate china, and offer a special package of commemorative china for weddings, anniversaries etc.
We do not make our own bone china (our small remote farm does not have the power supply), but buy it from established British manufacturers or wholesalers. In current market conditions it is almost impossible to be sure where the china is made, even if it does have a British brand name, but we try our best to support genuine British manufacturers, and would like to hear from anyone who makes bone china of suitable quality in the UK
We claim the copyright on all images created by ourselves and on behalf of those who have created images for us. While we would be pleased to assist you in whatever project you have in mind (large or small) we will take action against anyone who uses our images without permission. So Please ask first.
Learn about our china in the video below
We decorate bone china with traditional and modern designs, for ornamental or practical use.
Our decoration is of photographic quality, and is fired on at traditional high temperatures to give a permanent, food safe, microwave and dishwasher safe finish.
We sell Mail Order and at retail craft and gift shows in SW Wales, and elswhere. We also sell through good Gift, China and Homeware shops, who can contact us directly or meet us at The South Wales Gift (Trade) Show.
Prettier and more delicate than standard china, but very practical and ranges to suit most tastes regardless of age or gender