I love insects. So much so that I decided to draw three of my favourites. The Stag Beetle featured on this plate is hand illustrated in pen and ink, and then applied by ceramic decal to the surface of these lovely decorative tea plates measuring 21cm.
Each plate features the insect and its name on the front and a factual description on the reverse. Beautiful, functional and educational. These plates are a great size for use as a decorative wall piece, or for a slice of your favourite cake.
All pieces are fired in my kiln to 850 degrees, making each design permanent and dishwasher safe.
The bottom of this plate reads:
adult male: 35mm - 92mm long / adult female: 35mm- 45mm long
Stag Beetles live as adults for only a few months, living on sap and nectar. They can be spotted flying at dusk, making a low pitched buzzing sound. The male Stag Beetle has horn like jaws which are used in battle, much like those of a stag - giving the beetle its common name.
UK orders will be sent out by Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For post. Your order should arrive between 1 and 3 days after despatch and will require a signature.
International orders will be sent by Royal Mail Air Mail. This service is not tracked. If you would like to be able to track your order, please contact me before purchase and I will adjust the shipping cost for you.