Ceramic art

September 19, 2018

Ceramic art

Eating and drinking; two of life’s most enjoyable activities! Whether you are sharing the experience or having a solo break, using a beautiful hand made ceramic piece from our collection will enhance the enjoyment.

The ceramics are created in the small farming community of Kapula in South Africa. Each piece is individual and unique; the images, depicting either women or birds, are celebratory and reflective of the vibrant African spirit.

Each design is original and painted by hand.

The pieces depicting women are brightly painted and illustrate colourful figures dressed in a wide range of African textile designs. Some women hold brooms while others carry water pots. They wear large hoop earrings and vibrantly coloured headdresses. Each woman conveys the energy and satisfaction of living a meaningful life. 

Every item in our collection of sushi plates, large plates, mugs, teacups and saucers, teapots and accessories is finished with a glaze that makes it a pleasure to use. The large plates are ideal for sharing food or cake. And inside each mug and tea cup you will find a bright and cheerful colour of orange, green, blue or red. And of course everything is microwave and dishwasher safe. 

Our supplier provides full time employment to 160 people almost all of whom are women. From small beginnings as a hobby in the founder’s kitchen in 1993, the family business became fully fledged only a year later. The company is fully committed to creating sustainable employment, producing ceramics which are hand made from start to finish. It believes in empowerment and skills development for the local community. More than half the employees have worked for the company for over ten years. Providing ongoing and meaningful employment is vital in farming communities such as this where income is variable.

The company is also determined to match its quality product with ethical production processes, and is certified as a Guaranteed Fair Trade Organisation after satisfying the ten principles set by the World Fair Trade Organisation.

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After experiencing the pleasure of using your own Kapula ceramic you are sure to want to share your discovery with family and friends! These pieces make beautiful and unique gifts which we can mail to you. Gift wrapping is also available.

A purchase of Kapula ceramics support not only the woman who helped to create it but also the wonderful work of the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Hospital.