Celebratory Royal birth teapot

A handmade heart-shaped teapot has been produced to mark the birth of the royal baby. A tiny pottery in the village of Debenham, Suffolk, is behind the quirky design which celebrates the birth of George Alexander Louis last week.

Suffolk pottery firm inundated with 'Royal teapot' orders

Now after a busy few weeks waiting and watching for the royal baby, many involved in the preparation for the new arrival are now enjoying a well earned rest.

For one small pottery firm in Suffolk however, the hard work has only just begun. Carter's Teapot Pottery in Debenham has produced a teapot to mark the birth of the young Prince George and has been inundated with orders from around the world.

Each heart-shaped piece of pottery is hand made and hand painted. It takes around a week to make it from start to finish, meaning the small team is rushed off its feet, keeping up with demand from as far afield as Hong Kong and Australia.

Commemorative Royal birth teapot made in Suffolk

Carol Bridger, of Tony Carter Ceramic Designs, holds up a commemorative teapot created to celebrate the birth of Prince George of Cambridge
Carol Bridger, of Tony Carter Ceramic Designs, holds up a commemorative teapot created to celebrate the birth of Prince George of Cambridge Credit: PA Images

A handmade heart-shaped teapot has been produced to mark the birth of the royal baby - and its maker has already received orders from around the world.

A tiny pottery in the village of Debenham, Suffolk, is behind the quirky design which celebrates the birth of George Alexander Louis last week.

Tony Carter, of Carter's Ceramic Design, expects to produce hundreds of teapots to meet demand from Italy, Australia, Hong Kong and the United States, as well as the home market.

And with each teapot taking a week to produce, the team of three will be working flat out.

Mr Carter, who produced a similar teapot for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding, said: "The idea is to produce something more modern and quirky but which is still a nice tribute.

"I was first approached by a customer in February and asked if we could produce something for the birth.

"It is only now that we all know the baby is healthy and well that we've gone ahead with production.

"For a small business like us it is a great boost.

"We work in a very English and probably inefficient way but hopefully that's what gives it some charm."

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