Blog & News

Ceramics Painting Workshops

Learn how to paint tiles ‘Delft’ style or come and have a go at painting your own design hanging decorations or even Christmas decorations. This will all happen in our local West Woodhay village hall, deep in Berkshire countryside, on several dates in August but also in November.

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Photo Competition

Win a Ceramic Decoration of your choice by entering a photo of where and how you display your decoration in your house.

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Bespoke decorations for Arley Hall

We are very happy to been able to deliver our latest bespoke order of hanging decorations to Arley Hall and garden in Northwich, Cheshire.
We made striking black and white ceramic decorations (with a touch of red) depicting this interesting stately home.

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We are supporting a new charity: GAF Helps Greek Strays

We have a brand new charity product launch. We love our dog and all animals, so it was a very easy decision when we chose our next charity to work with.
We have made some new ceramic dog decorations especially for GAF Helps Greek Strays (@GAFhelpsgreekstrays). These are for sale in our online shop now and £5 from every dog sold will be donated.

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Easter 2021

Easter is usually a funny time at Roelofs & Rubens because we would be knee deep in Christmas preparations. Not this year …We are taking it day by day and doing Easter at Easter time. We’ll be decorating our Easter Tree and having lots of fun during the ‘War of the Eggs’.

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Roelofs & Rubens’ virtual trade fairs adventures

With the country still in lockdown (although there is light at the end of the tunnel) and all the spring trade fairs cancelled, we grabbed the opportunity to take part in Springfair 2021 Virtual Showroom Online and Scotland’s Trade Fairs Online trade shows.

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The return of our Classic Decorations

We’ve decided to bring some of our Classic decorations back, listing them in our online shop. All of these decorations were designed and created between 2010 and 2015 and there are so many lovely designs in the collection. These decorations will all be made to order, as we do not have a stock supply of them ready to go (as we do with the rest of our decorations).
Therefore, due to the fact that these decorations will be made from scratch and have more time-consuming designs, they will be priced at £21.00 each.

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Meet the Profanities……

It’s fair to say that this year hasn’t been the easiest of years for anyone – it’s been one full of worry, sadness and a lot of frustration.

Here at Roelofs & Rubens, we decided that we wanted to find a way for you all to get one over on the year of 2020, through displaying our new range of decorations which we are launching today, just in time for Christmas.

Meet The Profanities…

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Give a little love with our new Hearts

We have recently been working on a new shape for our Heart Decorations.
This new style sees a new slightly wider and therefore more rounded heart shape with 15 different designs to choose from – making them the perfect gift for any occasion.

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Liverpool Gift Gallery’s Bespoke Collection

It’s not very often where we prepare more than one or two bespoke decorations at a time for just one outlet, but we’ve broken a new record with the Liverpool Gift Gallery who asked us to create a total of seven custom decorations just for them!

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Glastonbury Abbey Delivery

Here at Roelofs & Rubens, we are very excited to hear that more of Glastonbury Abbey and its amenities are open, following the initial Lockdown period, as it means that visitors will soon be able to treat themselves to one of our new bespoke decorations.

We’ve been working on the design and getting the decorations ready for the Abbey during lockdown and so are delighted to have finally been able to send them ready for visitors to buy.

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Post-Lockdown delivery at Tewkesbury Abbey

With businesses and visitor attractions slowly starting to open up again, we are have been excited to be able to start sending out some of the bespoke orders that we created during lockdown.
The first of these has just been sent out to Tewkesbury Abbey, in Gloucestershire.

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Spring Fair 2020

Greetings to you all from a rather blustery Berkshire! Last week, we made our way up to Birmingham’s NEC for the Spring Fair, the UK’s

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Giving & Living 2020

Roelofs & Rubens wishes you all a very Happy New Year!  It’s been a busy start for us here at our cottage studio with preparations

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Summer is Here!

The sun is out (most days!), bbq’s are being lit, and the beach is waiting on your arrival… Summer is here and it’s time for

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Hey, look at my collection

There is something very appealing about amassing a collection of items to represent your travels and adventures and the best part of souvenir collecting is

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Hello Maggie!

We’d like to introduce you to Maggie, the Roelofs & Rubens studio dog. Maggie is a rescue Lollie (or Collador) and at 8 years old

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Traditional Customers

Helston in Cornwall has a lively, friendly atmosphere with a busy main street and plenty of historical attractions that keep the town’s heritage alive. At

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Doing it for ourselves!

Running a small family business is incredibly rewarding.  The journey from idea to fruition, however, comes with it’s own hurdles and plenty of surprises!  We

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Faces

I like faces, I love portraits, my favourite museum is the National Portrait Gallery and my favourite TV show is ‘Portrait Artist of the Year.

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Our crazy move!

We are excited to announce that we have moved our home and business to West Woodhay. Packing up was hard because we have lots of

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Snowdrops this Spring

Spring is just around the corner, which means snowdrops will be back in bloom and soon our parks will be covered in a blanket of

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R&R tour to Benelux

Just came back from a whistle stop tour through Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands, visiting family and friends. We were thoroughly spoiled with lovely food

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The ‘Firing Shed’

Kilns are where the magic of pottery happens. The process of firing turns clay into ceramics and a raw work of art into a finished

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Gorgeous Product Photos

It’s not all about painting at Roelofs & Rubens. Capturing great product shots for our website and shop needs just as much attention so we

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Look at all these parcels!

We have been very busy packing your orders. From bespoke gifts to tableware and decorations – including a lovely order of Lincoln Cathedral hanging decorations

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Buildings of Interest

We have been really busy creating distinctive, eye-catching hanging decorations of beautiful buildings. Each building is handmade and we pride ourselves on being able to

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Make Up Chicken

  There was this little accident involving hole in the fence , the dog and the neighbours chicken….Hope this will make up for it…..?

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