About Alison

Alison is a British artist and illustrator living in Southsea on the south coast of England. She trained at art college for five years and whilst studying had her first range of greeting cards published. Alison has also illustrated children’s books, magazines, stationery and textiles- including cross stitch and tapestry kits.

In 2000 she was commissioned to produce mugs for twelve National Trust properties, a charity that looks after British sites of historic interest or natural beauty, and their popularity meant she went on to design more than fifty. Since then Alison has worked with Buckingham Palace, Highgrove, Blenheim Palace, Canterbury Cathedral, the Florence Nightingale Museum and many other prestigious organizations in the UK.

Her bright, attractive designs of heritage buildings and her iconic style capture the essence of stately homes, cathedrals and palaces, make Alison’s products amongst the most collectable in contemporary British giftware


All our products are made in the UK ensuring we have a strong relationship with our suppliers and can guarantee the finest quality giftware.

Our fine bone china is made in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of the English Potteries, using methods unchanged for centuries. The production process takes seven days, with each mug cast in a mould and decorated by hand by our highly experienced crafters. Fine bone china is stronger and more chip-resistant than earthenware and the pure whiteness allows the colours of Alison’s designs to stand out. The smooth and delicate feel of the bone china ensures that drinking from one of our mugs will be a delightful experience. Many argue that fine bone china makes for a better taste, but we will let you decide that for yourselves…




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