planning and design
The best time to take the mould is as late as possible in the pregnancy to get the maximum size. A home visit will be arranged to cast the mould. This is also a good time to discuss the design options.
Raku is a second firing. It is an ancient Japanese technique which results in the distinctive crackle effect, copper sheens, and metallic blacks. This is an added option depending on your preference.
Each Belly Bowl is hand decorated. Leaves and other textures can be pressed into the clay to create a design. Mandalas are scratched in by hand.
The mould is preserved so that even if your Belly bowl happens to break, a new one can be made.
Do It Yourself
For those further afield, a D.I.Y. kit can be sent to you for casting the Plaster of Paris mould. This will then be sent back to Cape Town where the ceramic bowl will be made.
Our range of Belly Bowls start at R950 for the classic, undecorated earthenware, and go up to R1999 for our top of the range Raku-fired hand crafted designs.
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