Designed in a collaboration between Stokes Croft China and the SS Great Britain, these unique china mugs combine archival images from the Illustrated London News with beautiful hand painted copper lustre.
Inspired by the antique Victorian china used on board the ship, as well as the modern-day experience of visiting the SS Great Britain as a museum, these limited edition mugs offer something different and striking.
Artist Bev Millward has created these designs using images from both the SS Great Britain's archives and the ceramic archives at Stokes Croft China. Each piece has been hand decorated, fired and then the coloured mugs have also been painted by hand.
Bev is interested in the longevity and sentimentality of ceramics, how they infiltrate our lives and can be used as a tool for communication long after leaving the maker. This project combines history and long-lost artisan skills to create a product which feels both traditional and fresh at the same time.
Each of these mugs has been hand-decorated before firing, therefore each mug is slightly different. We would recommend purchasing your mug in person from our gift shop to enable you to choose your favourite.
Fine bone china