Bespoke Gallery

Make your board an individual and unique piece….

Select a penny minted in a specific year, to mark a memorable event, and make your board extra special.

A 10th wedding anniversary is also known as a Copper Anniversary - why not select the appropriate year to be inserted into your board, making it a truly personal gift.


We also have some pre-decimal and colonial pennies - These are harder to come by, but do ask as we may well be able to help you.

Why not choose something entirely original.  We are also able to offer bespoke artwork to be added to your board, including logos and hand painted calligraphy.

Below are examples of bespoke items we've created for clients, from specific branding to honours boards. Should you wish to discuss a specific project, please contact us.

Chapel Down

We were thrilled to be asked to produce some bespoke pieces for Chapel Down Winery, for use in their delicatessen and cheese and wine events, as well as a variety of charcuterie boards for sale in their shop.

We worked closely with them, and Canterbury Pottery, throughout the branding process, and have created some lovely bespoke boards and dishes, which we have all been delighted with.

 

As well as being the official supplier to No.10 Downing Street and the official sparkling wine of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races, they also have The Royal Opera House, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, The Donmar Warehouse, The London Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican and The Turner Contemporary, amongst their customers.

 

They were the first English wine producer to feature in the London Stock Exchange’s “1000 companies to Inspire Britain”, and the directory of “Cool Brands” – what’s not to like, as we play a small part in their journey.

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Kings Camembert Board

This Camembert Board was a bespoke order for one of the Housemasters at Kings School Canterbury.
The dish incorporated the Linacre House colours, and instead of the usual penny, we put the House Shield

A great “in-house” project ... ordered by Linacre  House Tutor for Linacre HSM, who is an OKS, and Richard, of Canterbury Pottery, made the dish, also an OKS.

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Custom Basket Bench

This bench was built in our home to house the Fortnum and Mason baskets we have accumilated over the years.

We intended it to be somewhere we can take our boots and wllies off, but it seems the Cats and Dogs have claimed it as a bed!

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Restored Garden Bench

This garden chair was transformed from being weather sad, into a much grander bench.


The cast iron sides and strappings were simply cleaned up and waxed, whilst all the wood was replaced with new oak, to make a fabulous transformation.

Custom Coffee Table

A gorgeous remodelling of an old coffee table.


The legs were cleaned up and waxed and a fabulous new oak top was added - what a great addition to the garden

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Australian

September 2019

 

This is the first of our bespoke boards to be sent to the other side of the world - Queensland, Australia. This was a 50th Birthday Board, and we sourced an Australian Penny to insert, making this truly unique, and a thrill to make.

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Bird House

This bird table was made to a client’s specific requirements.


It has a very sturdy column and base, and the table plate is removeable and pegged in situ, with a bespoke peg.


There are some very well housed birds in Kent!

Wedding Board

October 2019

 

Leyton, who is a customer of ours, ordered a number of our boards to serve food from at their wedding reception, as well as a surprise bespoke board for his new wife, Charley, to remember their day in the years to come.

 

Their choice of a beautiful hand drawn disc with their names on it, was inserted and resined into place on their board.  A big shout out to our 'in-house’ calligrapher.

 

We love it!

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Honours Board

We were approached by the Chairman of Etchinghill Village Hall, and asked to produce an Honours Board.

Guy loves a challenge, and to do something different, and this certainly was.

In this instance, an oak veneered board was used with a solid oak frame, and, of course, the penny in the corner!
Once the vinyl, lettering was in place, the entire board was varnished and sealed.

The board was officially presented and mounted in time for the Etchinghill Village Hall Annual General Meeting in May 2019.  

Present and past chairmen were delighted, as were we.