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Red Earth Designs




Red Earth Designs

porcelain sea urchin tea light holder by Red Earth Designs for AUTHOR: home of British-made luxury homeware

Regular price £94 Sale

Beautifully handmade by Claire Gibson at the Red Earth Designs studio in Northern Ireland.

Thinly slip cast in porcelain flax casting slip, then adorned with individual hand pierced holes and individual hand-added spikes. There is an option to have with 24 carat gold lustre dribble added.

Free UK Delivery on all orders over £80*


  • Large Plain Circular:
    Height: 9cm
    Width: 12cm
    Length: 12cm
    Weight: 85 grams

    With Gold Dribble:
    Height: 7.5cm
    Width: 11cm
    Length: 11cm
    Weight: 75 grams

  • 2 to 3 weeks if not in stock

    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.


  • Wash in warm soapy water and air dry
    May be soaked in bleach solution to remove any stains
Why we love this product

Inspired by shells and urchins

This gorgeous tea light candle holder has the appearance of a real urchin, making you question whether it is actual shell or ceramic. It is the desired effect from the maker as she wanted the design to look like a real oscillating urchin. These exquisite pieces are very thinly cast so they are delicate yet strong from being stoneware fired. The stoneware firing also makes the porcelain look translucent when a candle is lit inside of it, making the piece glow perfectly. 

The contrast between the optional 24 carat gold lustre dribble and the matt porcelain of the urchin adds to its eye-catching silhouette. The richness of the gold is exquisite and creates an extra level of sophistication to the piece. 

What our customers say...

How lovely to see such beautifully made British originals at the touch of a button . The Author team find and display a range of very special pieces that will become the heirlooms of the future.

Chamkilla Thompson