Personalised Porcelain and Watercolour Art
Artist Judith Handford, her young daughter Georgina and husband Paul share their Essex home with one Spaniel, nine guinea pigs, two fish tanks and until recently, three ageing cats, whose antics, particularly in their youth, provided the inspiration for much of her work. The cats, Pickle, Chang and Daisie Mae, sadly all died in their 18th year, but they are remembered fondly and immortalised in paint. Judith now paints dogs, rabbits, fish, rabbits, penguins and even spiders and snakes if that is what you want; all in her whimsical cartoon style.
This website features Judith's Kat Collection range of cute cartoons hand-painted to order onto elegant white porcelain. The porcelain is sourced and bought in plain white form. After it is cleaned, the 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, and never scoured or cleaned with abrasives. Judith is always on the lookout for porcelain items that can be painted, or ideas for personalisation, and welcomes any suggestions.
Judith began her artistic career as a watercolour painter, and has sold her Kat Collection watercolour cartoons in many countries throughout the world. She and her husband have devised a unique and amusing alphabet in which each letter is shaped like a cat, and she displays this work at craft fairs in her local area. She has painted a wide assortment of names written in 'Kat', as well as 'Welcome' watercolour pictures, 'Good luck' pictures and even a sign for the 'Toilet'! Because each picture is painted to order, Judith can ensure that the cats pictured interact with each other according to the how the letters fall in the name being ordered.