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Personal, Military or Corporate China
Personal, Military or Corporate China

Our artists will create a custom dinnerware design that reflects your passion, your interests, your heritage, or a defining moment in your life. From the artful simplicity of a contemporary monogram to the complexity of your family’s coat-of-arms, we’ll execute your custom china design in fine detail. The possibilities for you uniquely personal china are limited only by your imagination!

Scroll down to see a few pieces from custom china sets we have designed over the last twenty years.
See our choices of blank dinnerware on which you may choose to have your design.

You may purchase as few as 8 pieces; choose dinner plates, dessert plates or cups and saucers–
we’ll even let you mix and match!

Custom Military China for the Chief of Naval OperationsThis charger was designed for the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations for use in his personal dining room.

A family asked us to create custom dinnerware shown below using antique engravings of vegetables. The engravings had been used for advertising  vegetable seeds by their grandfather’s hardware store.

Personal China created using the family's antique vegetable stamps.

Vegetable print dinnerware in use. 

Our English ceramist, who spent decades in the great potteries of England, will handpaint your treasured estate, cherished florals, or other scenes. Each piece will reflect the nuances of individually handpainted pieces.Handpainted Personal Custom China in the English tradition.


Custom appetizer plate commemorating a family's extended trip across Europe.This appetizer plate commemorated an extended trip to  historical cities of Europe. The beautiful line art shown here was submitted by our client. Our artisans hand-applied the lineart transfer (printed in-house by our printer), kiln-fired the plate, handpainted each piece and then kiln-fired it a second time.


MONOGRAMS Done your way

Choose the elegance of 22k gold monogram for your custom dinnerware, perhaps give it a contemporary flair with a single initial. Or go out on the edge and choose an unusual shape combined with the flair of a bold, tone-on-tone monogram. Whatever your selection, your custom china design will be precisely executed and kiln-fired to more than 1400 degrees.

Custum Dinnerware or Personal China featuring a monogram.



From the rich heritage of traditional coats-of-arms to bold, contemporary interpretations of this extraordinary genre, we’ll create statement-making dinnerware that will become heirlooms for the generations to come. Immediately below, we show three dinner plates featuring heraldic crests reproduced in ceramic overglazes and precious metals (gold and silver).  Next, you'll see an off-center coat-of-arms created in just one color of overglaze. Last, scroll down to the hand-painted dinnerware set. More on that below.

Custum Dinnerware or Personal China featuring a monogram.
Custom China or Dinnerware featuring Coat-of-Arms of our clients.

Hand-Painted Dinnerware featuring family Coat-of-Arms.

 Hand-painting coat-of-arms china lends an Old World feeling like nothing else can. For this custom dinnerware set, we laid down the black overglaze using a transfer - a technique developed over three hundred years ago in England. The pieces were kiln-fired and slowly cooled for the next step. One of our staff artists meticulously handpainted every brilliant color on 12 place settings - five pieces per setting. The finished look is timeless and handcrafted and was perfect for this client's unique tastes. We'll find the right look for you!

Click on the image at right to see a close-up of the plate center.


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Our gifted artists will create your unique dinnerware based on your ideas. Your dinnerware is a work of art, created using time-honored techniques for a durable finish that will last generations.
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