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Richard Ballantyne




Richard Ballantyne

Raku Fox Head by Richard Ballantyne for AUTHOR's collection of British-made unique furniture and homeware accessories

Regular price £170 Sale

Beautifully handcrafted and fired in Buckinghamshire, England by ceramic artist Richard Ballantyne.

This characterful fellow is completely hand made and so each is unique and individual. Hand built from clay, this fox is then raku fired to create the amazing crackle glaze on his snout, chin and ears. Can be ordered without goggles and with feathers.

Free UK Delivery on all orders over £80*


  • As each piece is individually made, these measurements are a rough guide:
    Height: between 11 - 13cm
    Width: Between 12 - 16cm
    Depth: Between 14 - 19cm

  • 4 weeks depending on the maker's schedule

    AUTHOR will deliver your product as quickly and as carefully as possible. We pride ourselves on our fastidious packaging and despatch service. Where our products are handmade, your order could take a matter of weeks; in these instances we will provide you an approx. leadtime and then keep you updated by phone or email as to the progress of your order. Where there’s a short wait for hand-crafted items made in small batches or for a custom order, trust us; it’s always worth it. Any item intended as a gift is beautifully wrapped, as standard.

    Orders under £80 incur a delivery charge of £7. Delivery is free for orders of standard products over £80. Delicate or non-standard pieces are marked as such and incur a delivery fee depending on your location and the size/weight of the piece.


  • Just a light dust using a feather duster or a soft, clean cloth.
Why we love this product

A distinctive character that looks like he may have flown out of a Kenneth Grahame novel, grabbing a spot of feathery lunch on route.

This flying-enthusiast fox is a joyful addition to any mantelpiece, book shelf, or wall. Hand built and fired in Buckinghamshire, his crackle glazed ears, chin and snout are creating using the Raku firing method. Raku is an ancient firing technique that was used traditionally in Japanese Tea Ceremonies. It was developed by potters in the USA during the late 50’s and from there it has evolved to what it is today. The pieces are taken out of the kiln to cool to 800 degrees and then put into a mixture of sawdust to create the crackly, variant Raku pattern that is just so exquisite. 

As each piece is handmade, no one is the same. This delightful fox can be acquired with or without his trusty goggles and with or without feathers in his mouth.

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