Our first shot at mugs!
directory 20th July 2017
click to read Our Creative Arts & Textiles team has just launched a new mug printing project and it’s taking off like a rocket!
important link The ‘mug printing press’ is a new creative arts venture at The Grange set up in our newly-opened Studio 3 in the main house. It’s actually a heated printing press. Mug designs are printed onto special heat sensitive paper, wrapped around the mug and then heat is applied with the mug printing press.
‘We got the idea from a professionals visit to Treloar College,’ says Senior Textiles Tutor Helen Hughes, ‘and we got an order almost immediately we bought the press. The Orpheus Centre in Godstone is a charity very similar to us.
Their students had created some beautiful designs for mugs to sell for fundraising purposes at their open day. We took their designs and made 50 mugs for them and they are selling well.’ The next order was for 15 special mugs for a 70th birthday party surprise (see opposite)
‘Since then the orders have kept coming,’ says Helen,’ we’ve now teamed up with our fudge enterprise and are selling mugs with fudge inside. We called them ‘mudges’.
visit site Ella’s no mug!
discover this info here The idea to design a special mug for her Granny’s 70th came from Grandad! He was at the official opening of The Grange’s refurbished main house when our patron, Joanna Lumley, was shown the mug press in action. He suggested Ella design a mug herself which was no problem for her as she loves arts, crafts as well as music. She has already designed a periscope and her own motorised car.
Ella chose flowers in bright summer colours for the design a reminder of times together in Granny’s garden. She was really delighted when she saw the finished mugs, especially when she realised there was fudge inside each one!