The story of Angelic Hen…
Angelic Hen was created over a decade ago by artist Mari Hutchings. While at home looking after her two young sons, Mari designed and painted many colourful signs, peg boards and door hangers for her house and garden. Inspired by the enthusiasm of her friends and family, the idea for Angelic Hen took off. She began producing hand-painted items on a small scale, selling them at school fetes and summer fayres. Her distinctive, humorous and vibrantly painted products swiftly caught peoples’ imagination and were increasingly in demand.
To keep up with orders, Mari enlisted the help of a team of friends. For the first few years, Angelic Hen products were cut out and painted in Mari’s garage, with a steady supply of coffee and delicious homemade cakes keeping everybody happy as they worked!
As the range of products increased, Mari made the move into larger premises and took on a team of professional artists. The Angelic Hen workshop is now based in the grounds of Wyastone Leys, a beautiful manor house in the Wye Valley not far from the picturesque town of Monmouth. With sweeping views down to the River Wye and deer grazing the parkland outside, Angelic Hen has stayed true to its rural roots. Visitors are always welcome to pop in and see the artists at work – and you may even be offered a home made cake in the spirit of those early days.
Pop into our gift shop in Wyastone Business Park, only a few minutes from Monmouth where you will find the Hens busy at work and our little gift shop bursting with bargains, new products and products which aren't avalible anywhere else. Plus we also have our featured products for the month and our bargain bucket filled with seconds and end of line stock. Visitors are always welcome, we are open 8am-4pm Monday-Thrusday and 8.30-2pm on a Friday. Follow our arrows down the drive into the wye valley and end up at our shop, where the Hens will be pleased to great you with a smile.
Saffron and Hazel Mari (designer and owner)