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

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.

100% unique

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.

Pricing Options

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.

Please note, Earthenware is fired in an electric kiln and results in the clean, clear colours. The Raku firing gives you the crackle effect and deep rich tones. All glazes are mixed by hand and so colours may vary.

Prices are as follows:

Classic undecorated Earthenware- R950
Classic undecorated Raku – R1199
Earthenware with hand drawn Mandala – R1499
Plant impression Earthenware – from R1699
Hand drawn Mandala Raku – R1699
Plant Impression Raku – from R1999
Burnished Mandala red or white – R1599
Burnished Mandala black – R1999
Wooden Ring (Oak, Poplar, Wallnut)- Add R100

Basin Modification Add R350 (includes plug and sink attachment)

For Cape Town residents – a home visit will be arranged to cast the initial plaster mould, This is a quick and easy process and only takes about 15 mins. Travel charged at R3/km.

For those further afield, a DIY kit which includes everything you need to cast the plaster mould yourself can be sent to you at an extra cost of R300 to ALL MAJOR towns in South Africa. This is purely to cover transport costs including 3 trips in total as we send you the kit in a special double walled box, which protects the mould on its way back to our studio in Cape Town, and then the finished ceramic bowl is sent back to you). 

Custom Designs – Price to be discussed.

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