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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.

Select luxury gift wrapping in CART for just £3.50 per gift or accessory ordered. We will wrap the gift beautifully in one of our luxury gift boxes with tissue paper, ribbon and seasonal decoration. We can also add a personalised message for you which you can provide in the ‘notes' section at checkout

Free UK-wide Delivery on all orders over £80*

We ship globally. For orders to an address outwith UK, contact us to arrange international shipping to USA, Australia, mainland Europe and beyond.


  • 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 concierge despatch services, no request is too much trouble. Do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss delivery. Where our products are handmade, your order could take a matter of weeks; in these instances we will provide you with an approx. lead-time 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 can be beautifully wrapped, just tick this option in CART. Gift wrapping is a complimentary service to our AUTHOR Society members.

    UK orders under £80 incur a delivery charge of £7. Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £80. Delicate or non-standard pieces are marked as such and incur a delivery fee depending on your location in the UK and the size/weight of the piece. International orders do incur a shipping cost which is calculated on size, weight and location of delivery address. An invoice will be sent separately from as little as £15. For further information please refer to our payment and delivery page.


  • 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...

I ordered a gorgeous pinch bowl for a girlfriends 40th and it arrived as promised; beautiful wrapped with a lovely personalised note and information on the piece and who made it. Everything was of such high quality and elegantly put together….my friend absolutely loved it and really appreciated the effort I had gone to. I didn't tell her it wasn’t quite all done by me!

Jennie Bett