Introducing Head Turning Ceramics from Alice Funge

July 14, 2021

Here at Valley Mill we are proud to introduce you to head turning ceramics from Alice Funge. This handmade collection from Alice Funge is exceptional.  The styles and shapes of these pieces will compliment any interior home style. 

About Alice Funge

Alice’s designs are so unique and thoughtful. This collection has been created from the inspiration of her late grandmother and their family love of baking. Each piece has the inclusion of her late grandmother’s writing taken from handwritten recipes within the designs of this collection, which makes them so unique. 

These pieces bring warmth to many of us with memories of our own family history and recipes being passed down through the generations.

Alice studied at De Montfort University in Leicester. One to watch, Alice shows us how she creates a ceramic piece from a ball of clay using a potter’s wheel.

Update Your Style with Ceramics From Alice Funge

Why not update your homeware with this elegant vintage influenced ceramic collection from Alice Funge?

Mini Pourer Bowl

What’s a mini pourer bowl you ask?

A pourer bowl is so versatile in the kitchen and practical for every day prepping and cooking.  It’s the sweetest little bowl that is perfect for mixing ingredients and then pouring them in to your cooking and recipes.  Also useful for serving dips, snacks, drizzling sauces and oils and so much more. 

Ceramics from Alice Funge. This practical pour bowl is perfect for recipe and cooking prep.

Tea or Coffee, Please

Fancy a Brew?  These mug designs are EXCLUSIVE to Valley Mill and are great for dunking your digestives in or serving up your morning wake up coffee.  This mug is strong, practical and stylish with a dignified handle. 

Tea please. Large coffee mug from Alice Funge ceramics. Design exclusive to Valley Mill.

These mugs come in a choice of exclusive designs.  They read ‘tea, please’ OR ‘coffee, please’. 

Large tea mug. Ceramics from Alice Funge. Exclusive design to Valley Mill.

These mugs are perfect teamed up with one of our Alice Funge milk jugs and/or sugar bowls. Go on, enhance your drinking experience!

Spilt Milk? Not Anymore!

What will you serve in this elegant vintage influenced mini ceramic jug from Alice Funge.  Milk, cream or perhaps your favourite sauce.  This mini jug is so versatile and is beautiful on its own or displayed with some wild flowers or decorative twigs. 

Update your kitchenware with the easy pour ceramic jug.

We love how there is no handle therefore making it space saving and streamlined.

This practical wheel-thrown mini jug reads ‘Pour’, and is made from white stoneware which is an off-cream colour. 

We Like These ‘BERRY’ Much Alice!

Alice’s berry bowls have certainly been turning heads. In fact, before I saw this collection I had never even heard of a berry bowl. This was a little shocking as I couldn’t imagine my kitchen collection without one now. This bowl is so versatile and like a colander makes it easy to wash your berries, fruit, vegetables or more. 

Update the kitchen with this beautiful berry bowl. We love ceramics from Alice Funge.

Fancy A Squeeze?

We love these handmade lemon juicers. Alice has handmade each lemon squeezer in one part on her potter’s wheel.  It is then hand carved and finished with yellow slip to replicate the juice of a lemon after it has been squeezed. 

Squeeze me squeeze me.  Beautiful lemon juicer from Alice Funge. Juice your lemons.

On the inside rim of this lemon squeezer it reads ‘Juice 1 lemon’, which of course is taken from her late grandmother’s handwritten recipes.

Ceramics from Alice Funge. Lemon squeezer.

Where Would YOU Display This?

Ceramic milk bottle with kitchen conversions. Display on it's own or with a decorative flower.

Check out this elegant vintage influenced ceramic milk bottle from Alice Funge. This bottle is so versatile and is beautiful on its own or displayed with a wild flower or decorative branch.  Perhaps your hardest choice is where to display this stunning piece?

handmade ceramic yellow milk bottle vase flower holder

Give Me Some Sugar!

No really, can you pass the sugar please.

If you like your drinks a little sweeter then this piece is wonderful for creating a delightful table setting for your family or guests.  A beautiful addition to your coffee or tea set. So then sugar, would you like granulated or sugar lumps?

handmade gingerbread ceramic sugar serving bowl coffee tea

Organise Your Utensils

This ceramic piece from Alice Funge is not only practical and functional with ample space to hold your cooking gadgets but is also beautiful displayed on its own. This elegant vintage influenced ceramic utensil holder from Alice Funge will look beautiful with your kitchen interior.

yellow ceramic milk bottle handmade vase wheel-thrown flower

We are proud to introduce you to this beautiful collection of ceramics from Alice Funge. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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Welsh Slate Trophies for Swansea Festival Winners!

June 30, 2016
Swansea Festival Trophies

This Father’s Day saw the return of the annual Swansea Festival of Transport, organised by Ashley Lovering.

With over 400 cars, vans, buses, lorries and more, the festival continues to grow each year. Attracting a huge audience from across the country, the free event has come a long way from its early days. Starting out in Swansea airport in 1994 as a show known as ‘Wings and Wheels’ with 80 vehicles, it next moved on to the Quadrant bus station. As the show attracted more attention and grew in size, it was moved to Singleton Hospital where the famous name ‘Swansea Festival of Transport’ came about.

Eventually the festival moved to the city centre, bringing with it larger crowds and even more vehicles. The festival itself not only aims to provide a FREE day of fun for all the family, but it also aids local independent businesses by attracting such a large audience to Swansea.

Classic car

Swansea transport festival

Having recently opened a store on Union Street in Swansea, we aim to support and promote all of the great events taking place in the city and Swansea Festival of Transport sounded like a fantastic way to begin!

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