Martin Perry toby jug modeled by Andy Moss and produced by Peggy Davies Ceramics for Kevin Francis Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 1999 in a limited edition of 500. Martin Perry, the founder and artistic director of Antiquark, the company that produces Harmony Kingdom figurines, started his career as a shepherd. An injury forced him to take a job in a small company that produces replicas for art museums. It was here that Martin developed his artistic skills. He created a process that made marble resin look like antique ivory, a process now employed by Harmony Kingdom. In 1989, he and wife Corinna set out on their own. Their early pieces are very rare and highly sought after by collectors. Martin soon came up with the idea of making his figurines into boxes and used an actual tortoise shell as the mold to cast his first box. An orangutang forms the handle of the jug.
Harmony Kingdom Series