Judith Handford

Judith Handford @ Tudor House GalleryArtist and cat-lover Judith Handford, husband Paul and teenage daughter Georgina share their Essex home with Oscar the cocker spaniel. Oscar is cat-lover Judith’s first dog – he somehow seems to realise Judith’s passion for cats because from time to time, he gently ‘purrs’ at her… These furry creatures, who have shared her life, are the main inspiration for her quirky individual cartoons and funny sayings that she paints onto china.

Judith hand-paints her artwork and humour on all sorts of fine china – every item is an one-off creation, so when you buy a Judith original, it truly is. As well as cats and dogs, Judith paints rabbits, penguins, poppies and even camper vans, all in her whimsical cartoon style.

Judith also specialises in hand-painting buildings, so if there is a special event such as a Wedding or Christening, she can paint the venue and further personalise the china item so that it makes a unique keepsake of the day.

Judith buys elegant porcelain in plain white form. After it is cleaned, the individual designing and painting can start to take place. Once the paint is dry it is fired – at home in the family’s main oven! The porcelain and paint are both dishwasher-proof, but like all hand-produced items, they must be treated with care – best hand washed, and never scoured or cleaned with abrasives.

Judith’s bespoke gifts are perfect for special occasions. She uses Facebook as a website, so please take a look at her two pages – the main one is:

but for Wedding, Christening and New Baby gifts, see: