Winstanley Cats are the creation of the late Jenny Winstanley, who sculpted an unsurpassed range of life-like handmade ceramic cats, dogs and hares.
The Winstanley family carry on the tradition in the Winstanley pottery on the Norfolk Broads. Each piece bears the Winstanley name.
These models are traditionally slipcast in earthenware and hand fired by kiln. Each is then hand painted by a small team of artists, ensuring that each cat has its own distinctive individual colour and pattern.
One of a Winstanley cat’s most distinguishing features are its eyes, which are made from ‘cathedral glass’ – molten glass that has been rolled and shaped to create glowing life-like eyes. These give each model real warmth and individuality.
Some designs are available in more than one size (size 1 being the smallest, size 9 the largest). Many models are available in multiple colours. If we don’t stock the colour or size you’d like, call us for availability.
Winstanley bespoke design
We act as agents for Winstanley’s bespoke design service. Supplied with photos of your cat, Winstanley will create an original model. Call us on 01451 820547 or send me an email for further details.