About us - Polly Put The Kettle On

About us

Polly Put The Kettle On is a family-run business based in Nottinghamshire, England. We are Katie (old enough), Polly (aged 8) and Lyla (5).

Established in 2012, I (Katie) started decorating mugs and teapots as gifts for friends and family and this slowly expanded to include plates, cups, saucers, teapots, coffee sets and tea bag tidies.

Having always been complimented on my hand-writing, I thought I would use my skills to decorate all things ceramic and before long I had established my own unique style.

After the birth of Polly, I suffered from post-natal depression (PND) and painting helped me to manage my anxiety as I struggled through those newborn months.  My creativity calmed me, it gave me something ‘for me’ other than being Mummy and added a little extra to the normal routine of feed, change, put down for a nap.

When my second daughter came along three years later, my business helped me greatly – I actually painted over 300 Christmas plates that year with a four month old Lyla in-tow and my experience of PND has allowed me to help others who are experiencing similar; I now volunteer with the Association of Post Natal Illnesses or APNI.
You can find out more about their work here.

Over the years, I have built my product-base and I specialise in hand-painted ceramics which make beautiful, bespoke gifts. This includes our best-seller –
Christmas plates, cups and mugs and teapots.

Looking for a unique, personalised gift? Look no further…Know you’d like something unique but are struggling for inspiration for that special present?

Thank you for visiting and please don’t hesitate to let me know if I can be of any help. We’re very friendly (promise) and you can contact me at anytime on hello@pollyputthekettleon.co.uk

Katie Xx