Plates - Polly Put The Kettle On


Seven years ago when we first set up Polly Put The Kettle On, as well as hand-painting mugs, we started experimenting with creating personalised plates.  The first product to enter our collection, by popular demand, was Santa or Father Christmas plates for children.  We can personalise with up to 5 children’s names.

Since then, the range has expanded.  Don’t forget, if we can fit it on, we will paint it!  Everything is fully-customisable and painted in high quality porcelain paints.

Our plates start at £18 each including delivery. To purchase a Christmas Plate click here!

We often get asked why our Santa plates are a little bit more expensive than others you may see on the market.  The simple answer is QUALITY.  Unfortunately in recent years many people think that they can paint a plate and yes there are some very good replicas.  However, many also paint using sharpies, they don’t fire them and the decoration will simply wipe off when you wash it.

Ours won’t.

The paint is dishwasher proof but to last year after year we recommend that you hand-wash our ceramics which just preserves them a little bit longer.


1. What is the price of your Christmas plate? They are £18 each. All prices are INCLUSIVE of Royal Mail signed for delivery ACROSS THE UK If you’re in NG15 you get the personal delivery touch by me or my husband though (you lucky, lucky people…) AND if you want to send one abroad, please contact me for postage costs.

2. How many names can I have on one plate? You can have up to five children’s names but please be aware, the more names, the smaller the text!

3. Can I have Father Christmas instead of Santa painted on my plate? Yes! Each plate is made-to-order and you can have whatever you like. Just let me know on ordering.

4. Why are your plates more expensive than many on the market? The simple question is QUALITY. These are not 75p Wilko plates, drawn with Sharpies. They are high quality 26-27cm porcelain plates decorated with the BEST ceramic paints on the market. I’m not saying all of the cheaper versions are a waste of money but please remember cheaper is not always better. Unfortunately in recent years many people think that they can paint a plate and yes there are some talented artists and some very good replicas, however when using cheap products and by not firing your work, the decoration will sadly just wash off. Every year I have at least a dozen customers who come to me and say they wish they’d just spent a bit more upfront because last year’s literally wiped off. Mine won’t.

5. Can I pop the plates in the dishwasher? Yes you can but to last year-after-year-after-year I recommend that you hand-wash which preserves them for even longer.

6. Can I eat my dinner off one? By all means, pop your treats on for Father Christmas but please note that these plates are not designed for eating from with cutlery. The paint will scratch if used against metal.

7. How long does it take from order to delivery? I aim to dispatch your order 2-3 weeks after payment is received. If you need it by a certain date, please let me know, my painting is meticulously scheduled and I’ll try to find a 3am window for you.

8. Can I collect from you? I don’t tend to offer collections simply because my studio is my home. That said, I do make exceptions for urgent orders for local customers if absolutely essential.

9. What’s the last date for ordering this Christmas? All orders must be placed and payment made by Monday 2nd December 2019 for guaranteed delivery before Christmas. This is to ensure I can replace in case of the rare postal breakage and quite frankly for my own sanity.

10. Why order from Polly Put The Kettle On? I pride myself on personal, friendly, customer-service and high quality products. Read my reviews and know that if you order from me you are guaranteed both. I’m a hard-working Mum of two, wife of one and I choose your satisfaction with my work over sales, every time.

Thank you, Katie Xx

As well as our Christmas plates, we’re constantly developing our range but you can choose any wording, any style etc. To find out more about what we have painted or to design your own, contact us using the email address at the bottom of the page.


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