Snowy Llandeilo hand painted scene

Christmas Fairs

I’m very excited to be taking part in Wright’s Christmas Fair again on Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th November, and then I’ll be at Dinefwr Christmas Fair Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November. 

Wright’s Christmas Fair
Dinefwr Christmas Fair

On the first weekend in December Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th I will be opening my house for a Christmas open studio, with a special guest all the way from Scotland – my very good friend from art college days, Ingrid Nilsson. Ingrid is a very talented artist and produces the most amazing prints.

The Cherry Tree Summer by Kate Glanville book cover

Two new books

Kate has two new books out this year, The Cherry Tree Summer and The Peacock House. Both are published by Headline and are available in paperback, ebook and Audible versions. Both books are also published by Bastee Lubbe in Germany.

hand painted plate mural at the Clay Bahrain

Clay Restaurant, Bahrain

Kate painted this large mural made of over 270 dinner plates for the new Clay Restaurant in Bahrain for interior design company Havelock One.

Christmas Reindeer Plate

An Early Christmas Gift

An Early Christmas Gift (and incentive to plan ahead!) – 10% off all personalised mug, plate and tile orders placed before 15th November.

Use Coupon Code XMAS10 in your shopping cart.

Dinefwr Christmas Fair personalised gifts

Dinefwr Christmas Fair

I will be having a stall at  the annual Christmas Fair held in the beautiful National Trust property in Llandeilo  – Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November 9am -5pm 

I will have a big selection of my ceramics – from teapots to jugs and fruit bowls plus signed copies of my novels. Hope to see you there! 

Special Summer Offer

Summer has finally arrived and to celebrate a bit of sunshine I am offering a 10% discount on any personalised plates or mugs ordered in July. Wedding season is in full swing so maybe this could be the ideal gift for the bride and groom who have everything?

Use Coupon Code SUMMER10

Plate Order Form | Mug Order Form

Happy Easter personalised plateEaster News

March 2019

As Easter fast approaches  daffodils are filling the garden and eggs are filling the shops. As an alternative to chocolate why not give a piece of personalised pottery!? Egg cups, mugs and 28cm plates can be decorated with rabbits, chickens, flowers  or any Easter themed design you can think of!

Egg cups £12, 28cm Plates £50, Mug £20.

Special 15% Easter Discount

15% reduction on all personalised plates! Offer ends 15th April. Last Easter orders 10th April. User Coupon Code EASTER15

Plate Order Form | Mug Order Form

Mothers day personalised plate

Mother’s Day Gift

March 2019

It’s not too late to order a special gift for the mother in your life. A hand painted plate or mug can be personalised with names, messages or even a bespoke design:

28cm Plates £50
Mug £20.

Plate Order Form | Mug Order Form

Hand painted Valentin's I Love You Mug

Valentine’s Mug

January 2019

The perfect gift for the one you love this Valentine’s Day. A hand-painted mug that can be personalised to include a name on the other side and a special message underneath.

Order by 5th February for delivery before the 14th.

Mug Order Form

Skiing ladies hand painted tile muralHappy New Year

January 2019

A very special offer to welcome in 2019. A 20% reduction on hand painted tile murals throughout January!

Hand painted tiles and tile murals can be personalised to your specific requirements and custom made to fit in the space you require – in kitchens as a splash-back behind your Aga or range cooker, in bathrooms above your bath, in your shower cubicle or even around the swimming pool!

Contact Kate for a quote and to discuss your tile requirements. Kate provides a free customised design service which includes sketches and any relevant sample tiles.

Hare, owl and moon painted plateArt at the Hall

October 2018

I will be exhibiting at Art At The Hall Winter Wonderland exhibition. Llangathen Hall, Carmarthenshire 24th November – 2nd December.

The exhibition will be a celebration of all the amazing artistic talent in the Towy Valley area. Well worth a visit! Next door to Aberglasney Gardens.

The Big Cwtch, hand painted mugsThe Big Cwtch

October 2018

I was delighted to be asked to make these mugs for the Carmarthenshire based music festival The Big Cwtch. Big Cwtch 2018 mugs are now available to order here £20 each.

Stag plate

Dinefwr Christmas Fair

October 2018

I will be exhibiting at The National Trust’s Dinefwr Christmas Fair in Llandeilo! 24th and 25th November, 10am to 6pm. An opportunity to find the perfect gift for Christmas.

Hand painted deer plate in Autumn glorySpecial pre-Christmas rush 15% offer!

September 2018

After a long and beautiful summer we suddenly seem to be slipping into autumn at an alarming rate! I am already getting orders for Christmas – gasp! Every year Christmas is a mad rush all the way up to Christmas eve with many orders coming in right at the last moment. This year I thought I’d try to pre-empt the rush by offering a 15% discount on all orders placed before the 15th October. This includes personalised plates, mugs and tiles and also any special orders of other kinds of pottery i.e. large platters, jugs and tea-sets. Use Coupon Code autumn15 in your shopping cart.

Harry and Meghan wedding hand painted plate

Harry & Meghan

May 2018

After such a wonderful wedding celebration I just couldn’t resist making this plate to commemorate the special couple! 

Kate at her Open StudioOpen Studio Event and Sale

April 2018

I will be taking part in The Towy Valley Open Studios this summer. My studio will be included on the trail of many local artists and craftspeople who are opening their studios to the public, 21st – 29th July. My studio at Birdshill Farm will be open 10am – 5pm daily. There will be a large selection of my work for sale including many bargains. Come and visit -tea and flapjack available to all customers. Follow the signs from the A40 just outside Llandeilo (head towards Carmarthen from the roundabout and take the second turn on the left) . 

Easter tile mural offerA little Easter gift

March 2018

A little Easter gift – a 10% reduction on all tile orders placed over the Easter weekend. After such a long cold winter wouldn’t it be lovely to brighten up your kitchen for spring with a hand-painted tile mural? All tile murals  are made to order so any tile design is possible and can fit any space. Contact Kate to discuss your tile requirements Offer lasts until midnight on Easter Monday. 

West Wales Business Awards2018 West Wales Business Awards

January 2018

I was very happy with my Highly Commended award in the small business category at The West Wales Business Awards. A lovely night out at The Strady Park Hotel.

Kate Glanville Nominated for the 2018 West Wales Business AwardsKate Glanville Nominated for the 2018 West Wales Business Awards

January 2018

Kate Glanville Ceramics has been nominated as a finalist in the upcoming West Wales Business Awards, which are due to take place on the 19th January. The business has been nominated in the small business category along side two other businesses from West Wales. Judges will be looking for companies that have marked significant achievements during the past year, for instance by growing sales, exports, jobs, or expanding or investing. After a record year for sales and completing orders from Ireland, Switzerland, The United States and Australia, I hope to be in with a chance! I have also had considerable development work done on my website that will enable the business to operate more efficiently.

The black-tie event will take place on Friday, January 19th, at Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, and will be hosted by Frances Donovan and the guest speaker is Wales and Lion legend Shane Williams. I will let you know how I get on!

Christmas gift ideasIt’s that time of year again!

December 2017

All is very busy at the studio at Birdshill Farm. Even though the orders are coming through thick and fast I thought I’d let you know that the LAST DAY FOR ORDERS is FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER – so, if you’re struggling to find that perfect present there is still time to order a bespoke plate or mug – or a personalised Christmas decoration, tile or eggcup.

I’m very much looking forward to our first Christmas at Birdshill and I hope you all have a lovely Christmas too. 

Art at the Hall ExhibitionArt at the Hall Exhibition

September 2017

I will be exhibiting my ceramics at the next Art at the Hall Exhibition, Llangathen, near Llandeilo 1st – 10th December.

The exhibition will be a celebration of all the amazing artistic talent in the Towy Valley area. Well worth a visit! Next door to Aberglasney Gardens.

Stag plate

Dinefwr Christmas Fair

September 2017

I will be exhibiting at The National Trust’s Dinefwr Christmas Fair in Llandeilo! Friday 24th – Sunday 26th November. An opportunity to find the perfect gift for Christmas.

Kate Book signingLlandeilo LitFest

September 2017

I will be participating in The Llandeilo Literary Festival, 9th and 10th December. I will have a stand at the book fair in The Shire Hall Llandeilo, 11am – 4pm.

Kate 25 years kitchen and plate25 Years of Painting Pots!

May 2017

This year I am celebrating 25 years of Kate Glanville Ceramics. It seems unbelievable but it really has been that long since I began my pottery business in Pimlico, London. Since then the business has gone through many changes and I’ve worked my way down the M4 to Llandeilo in Wales where I now have my ceramic studio creating commemorative pottery and tile murals.

Read more.

To discuss this special offer and your tile design ideas email me:

Llandeilo Lit FestLlandeilo LitFest

April 2017

Kate will be  participating in The Llandeilo Literary Festival, 27th – 30th April. She will have a stand at the book fair in The Shire Hall, Llandeilo, 29th – 30th April, 11am – 4pm. On Thursday 27th April, she will be in conversation with award winning author Brenda Squires about romance in fiction at The Angel Inn, Llandeilo, 7pm – please come along to what promises to be an interesting evening!

Stargazing Audiobook by Kate GlanvilleStargazing Audiobook

April 2017

I am very excited to announce that the audiobook of my novel Stargazing has been released. It is unabridged and read by the talented actress Penny McDonald.

Another excellent alternative to chocolate this Easter!!

More details:

Hens and Hares plates and mugs for Easter GiftsHens and Hares for Easter!

March 2017

It has been a busy winter here in Dinefwr Park; November and December were a mad rush – getting orders made and sent out, exhibiting at several Christmas fairs and having a special Christmas pot sale here at Dairy Cottage.

January and February were just as busy with orders for plates and tile murals and trying very hard to finish the first draft of my fourth novel – I succeeded with this and am now having lots of fun going through it, making changes and editing it – my favorite part!

Over the winter we enjoyed many cosy evenings by the fire at Dairy Cottage, but it’s lovely now the days getting longer and we can really enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Dinefwr Park. The birds are singing, daffodils are everywhere and Easter isn’t far away. At my studio at Birdshill Farm I’m already very busy making Easter orders, lots of egg-cups – of course! Pottery makes a great alternative to Chocolate!

Visit my Easter Gifts page

Valentines mugs at Crafts AliveBe my Valentine plate and mugValentine’s Gifts

January 2017

Valentines mugs and plates now available at Crafts Alive! Llandeilo. Or why not visit our Valentine’s Gift page!


art-hall-llangathenchristmas-books-mugs-platesChristmas 2016

November 2016

Christmas is approaching fast along with a series of festive art, craft and literary events that I am involved with. The first will be an exhibition being held at the hall beside the famous Aberglasney Gardens.

Art at the Hall, Saturday 25th November to 4th December, brings together local artists and crafts people to showcase what an amazing array of talent there is within just a few miles around Llandeilo. Painters, sculptors, print makers and ceramicists will be showcasing their work in the newly refurbished Llangathen Hall – a beautiful Art Deco building just three miles from Llandeilo.

I will also be exhibiting at the National Trust Dinefwr Christmas Fair in Llandeilo – which is held in Newton House right next door to my cottage!! Very handy – but I still bet I’ll be late!!! Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November.

Lots of Christmas gift ideas on my stall and on the many other stalls including amazing food and drink from local producers.

Kate Book signingBook Fair

October 2016

Kate will be attending a Book Fair in Llandeilo on Saturday the 10th December. She will be reading from Stargazing and there will also be a Q&A session at 4.30pm. All Welcome!

Click here for more information about Kate’s Books and Novels.

Bird tile mural being painted by KateBird tile mural behind Aga range cookerTile Mural in progress

September 2016

Its been a busy six months in my new studio at Birdshill. I’ve produced over one hundred and fifty plates, four hundred mugs and ten tile murals! Here’s a mural that I produced in July and is now happily installed above the customer’s AGA in their kitchen.

Click here to view more tile murals

Harbour at night tile muralBrittany View Tile MuralHoliday Tile Murals

June 2016

Hopefully the summer has begun and I’m looking forward to the spending long sunny days on the beach with my family. These tile murals were designed to commemorate just such lovely days. The harbour scene was inspired by a trip to Tenby last summer, with special memories of eating fish and chips on the sea wall! The second mural was designed for a customer who wanted to remember her Brittany holidays even when she was at home in her Welsh kitchen.

I am happy to design tile murals inspired by any summer holidays – near or far. It’s a lovely way to bring bring those happy memories home! View more tiles

Kate's Studio at Birdshill Farm, LlandeiloView from studioKate Has Moved!

April 2016

I have moved! After twenty years decorating pottery in the village of Bethlehem on the edge of the Brecon National Park I have now moved my studio just down the road to Llandeilo. I am working in a lovely barn at Birdshill Farm just on the outskirts of Dinefwr Park. From my work bench I look out at at the beautiful hills and wildlife of The Towy valley which I’m sure will provide wonderful inspiration for my ceramics and my writing.

Books to give for Mother's DayThe perfect gift to give the mother in your life!

February 2016

Stargazing is told through the eyes of three women; a wife, a daughter and a mistress. When Nesta’s husband leaves her on the day of their Ruby Wedding Anniversary a chain of events begin that will change their lives of the three women forever. Set against the backdrop of a pretty English town Stargazing is a novel that demonstrates that things are seldom as idyllic as they seem.

Click here to buy the book

Welsh BAFTA winning actress Rhian Morgan read out a short passage from StargazingKate signed many copies of her novel StargazingBook Launch At Wrights Emporium

January 2016

The book launch for Stargazing was held on Thursday 21st January at Wrights Food Emporium near Llandeilo. It was a glittering event with over eighty people in attendance. Prosseco flowed and Jason Lawday, Ceri Jones and Elsa played beautiful music to accompany the sparkling mood of the evening. Welsh BAFTA winning actress Rhian Morgan read out a short passage from Stargazing and added great dramatic effect! Kate signed many copies of the book and a lovely time was had by all.

Stargazing Novel by Kate GlanvilleStargazing

January 2016

I am very excited to announce that my new novel Stargazing is to be published on January 21st by Accent Press. Available from amazon it is my third women’s fiction and I like to think of them as a literary equivalent of my ceramics –  bright and cheerful but also slightly dark with a generous helping of romance to warm your heart!

The perfect complement to a cup of tea – preferably in one of my mugs!

Come and meet me at my book signing at Waterstone’s Bookshop in the centre of Carmarthen.
Saturday 30th January 11am to 1pm.

Christmas Gifts at Dinefwr Christmas FayreHand painted Christmas tree decorationsDinefwr Christmas Fayre

November 2015

This year I will be exhibiting my latest ceramic tableware and Christmas decorations at Dinefwr Edwardian Fayre at the beautiful National Trust house in Llandeilo, November 29 and 30th, 11am – 5pm.

More information:

Court Henry Bathroom SinkCourt Henry Bathroom BathBathroom Tiles

October 2015

I very much enjoyed making these bathroom tiles for the recently refurbished Court Henry near Llandeilo. My clients wanted tiles for the children’s bathroom. They had sourced reproduction 1930’s wallpaper and wanted tiles to complement the design. Court Henry is a historic Grade 2 listed mansion in Carmarthenshire and I was very excited to be part of the renovation project that has seen the house transformed. It’s lovely to see my tiles in situ in such a beautiful home.

Bespoke Mugs for Kate’s RaceBespoke Mugs for Kate’s Race

October 2015

I have just delivered thirty bespoke mugs to the Isle of Man for a fell race starting at Laxey Beach and ending at the summit of Snaefell. The race is in memory of Kate Burge who, amongst many other wonderful things, was an enthusiastic fell runner. Her husband has organised the race for the 11th October and asked me to design a mug that depicted the route including the seafront cottage he and Kate shared. The winners of the race in each section will receive a hand painted mug as their prize.

we_love_cakesHand Painted Aga Splashbackwe love cakes aga splashback

October 2015

I was delighted to see my hand painted tiles featured in this months English Country Home magazine. I recently designed this bespoke tile mural for a family who wanted kitchen tiles for their new home. Initially I discussed their ideas with them over the phone and by email – they wanted a cake themed tile mural to go behind their Aga. I sent them a design drawing and we worked together to create the perfect design for their Aga mural. I even managed to incorporate the children’s hand prints into the single tiles around the main design. It’s lovey to see the tiles in situ – I think the tile design looks stunning in their fabulous new kitchen!

gin_haus_deli_mugsI love Gin Mugs from the kilnI Love Gin Mugs

October 2015

A new batch of hand painted mugs has been delivered to my local gin emporium – . The Ginhaus Deli is a wonderful bar, restaurant and delicatessen in the lovely Welsh town of Llandeilo near to my home in Bethlehem. This is the second order of bespoke mugs designed especially for The Ginhaus – the first order sold out in days! I am rather partial to a gin and tonic myself so enjoy painting my I Love Gin range very much!

Hand painted mugs commisioned for The Great British Bake OffBake off mug on displayThe Great British Bake off

September 2015

For the last three years I’ve been lucky enough to have a tiny part in Britain’s favourite television programme The Great British Bake Off – well six of my hand painted mugs have had a tiny part! They have been used on the set of the show adorning dressers, shelves and tables.  As the contestants stress over their tarts and sponges my children and I have had great fun trying to spot the mugs. They have also featured on An Extra Slice, most prominently hanging from a hook just behind Jo Brand’s left shoulder!

The BBC commissioned them specially but they are also available to order via my website.