About Happy Hens - Ceramic Hens, Chinas & Gifts
Beautifully hand crafted ceramic hens and chinaware with original conceptualisation. |Based on traditional poultry breeds once kept by New Zealands' pioneering women. These hand-decorated ceramic hens have become a firmly established object of NZ folk-art and won New Zealand's export award.||Their appeal is universal and the magic provokes good humour! Visitors wander through the studio/shop and see Happy Hens made and decorated! |• or view the website to purchase these famous little hens and other Happy Hen merchandise such as china tableware, linen and even Happy Hen chocolate! :o)|||HAPPY HEN HISTORY|Happy Hens is an original concept, created by Yvonne Sutherland and inspired by stories of early New Zealand. |A career as an art teacher and a love of history led Yvonne into this thriving business with its growing export markets.||From personal studies of colonial history and interviewing older local residents Yvonne learned that the early pioneer women, who were responsible for the kitchen gardens of New [Yvonne & Friends] Zealand, chose their hens as much for their decorative qualities as for their egg production. Her own grandmother kept the big Black Orpingtons and as a child, Yvonne loved to collect the large brown eggs.||Happy Hens are made in the studio/workshop at Portobello on the beautiful OTAGO PENINSULA. A favourite route for tourists on their way to the Royal Albatross Colony and Portobello Aquarium.||• ORIGINALLY, all Happy Hens were hand-moulded however, as demand increased, Yvonne had to teach herself the slip-casting method of production.|Yvonne expanded both her New Zealand and overseas markets by participating in the big Craft Shows and retail Gift Trade Fairs in AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE and NEW YORD! |As exports increased, Happy Hens won a New Zealand Export Award in 1989 and was a finalist in the American Express New Zealand Tourism Awards (souvenir category). |Happy Hens have become a firm Dunedin icon and have been tak
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