Hazle Ceramics was formed in 1990 by Hazle Boyles, who at the time designed, painted and produced all the ceramics herself. Since then the company has grown substantially, now selling its ceramics to many enthusiastic collectors worldwide.
The main collection ‘A Nation of Shopkeepers’ takes its name from the famous Napoleon quote. Hazle took the statement as a compliment to the kind of liveliness and endeavour that can be found in the British High Street, with its hodgepodge of architectural styles and bustling activity, and has produced a range of low relief miniatures that reflect many different periods of British Architecture and History: Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian, Elizabethan and Tudor.
The range has received the British Giftware Association Award for the ‘Best Collectible’ for its ‘originality and value’.