A personalised balloon for uplifting words
Over 220 years ago the first balloon flight took off on the 19 September 1783 from Versailles watched by King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette along with a large crowd of onlookers. The Montgolfier brothers who invented the balloon recruited a cockerel, a duck and a sheep for the inaugural flight which lasted about 8 minutes. They made a safe landing and were unharmed by their ordeal. The physicist Pilatre de Rozier and an infantry officer, Marquis d'Arlandes became the first humans to take to the skies on 21 November 1783. Their flight took them about 5 miles across Paris and it lasted about 25 minutes. Our design is inspired by these intrepid farm animals.
We have adapted the Life's Great adventure design to accommodate 11 or possibly 12 characters on the top bar and 11 characters on the lower bar.
Fixing Points: one hole at the top of the tile
Dimensions: 9.4cm x 11.3cm
Characters Available for Personalised Tiles
This tile supports up to 22 characters comprising of the following:
Letters: A to Z in capital letters Numbers: 0 to 9
Additional Characters: ’ & - ! • (enter • using *)
Lower Case Letters: d, h, n, r, s, t, to make abbreviations such as 'st' 'nd' 'rd' and 'th'
Personalised Tiles Firing Schedule
Specially made tiles are added to firings as scheduled below. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for us to make your tile.
We aim to stick the schedule as much as possible but firings can be changed depending on how the tiles are drying.
Deadline: 23rd March ~ Firing Scheduled: 20th April
Firing closed to new orders
This is the last guaranteed firing whilst we try to work out our future strategy for coping with the coronavirus outbreak. No further orders for this firing can be accepted as we have stopped production for the next few weeks/months.
Deadline: 20th April ~ Firing Scheduled: 30th September
Lots of time to make your tile
Important notice regarding personalised tiles: With the coronavirus outbreak we are seeing most of the heritage shops and galleries we supply closing until further notice. This means that we have stopped production for now which in turn means no firings. Please don't order personalised tiles until the end of May at the earliest as we won't be able to complete them. This message will be updated sometime in May.