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Richard Ballantyne

RAKU HEN

RAKU HEN

£92.00

Richard Ballantyne

Raku Hen by Richard Ballantyne for AUTHOR's unique collections of British-made home accessories

Regular price £92 Sale

Beautifully handmade by Richard Ballantyne in his Buckinghamshire based studio.

Hand built from clay and then raku fired to create the gorgeous crackly pattern.

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.

    MEASUREMENTS

  • As these hens are handmade, each is unique and so these sizes are to be taken as a guideline.

    Height: approx. between 13-17cm
    Depth: approx. between 14-18cm
    Width: approx. 10-12cm
    Weight: approx. between 540 - 600 grams
  • DELIVERY

  • 0 in stock, expecting more by the end of the first week of December.


    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.

  • TO TREASURE FOR EVER

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

Delightful farmyard friends to sprinkle (or peck) some joy 

Richard has the wonderful ability to capture the personalities of animals perfectly in his work and these hens are no exception. You can almost hear them clucking and ruffling their feathers as they perch perfectly on your bookcase, shelf or mantlepiece.

Just like the Raku Hares and Raku Leverets, the beautiful, sporadic, crackly pattern on these hens is created by the use of the Raku firing technique which sees the pieces removed from the kiln and cooled down to 800 degrees and then put into a mixture of sawdust or paper to create the exquisite crackled pattern. 

These gorgeous hens make exquisite gifts as they are all handmade individually and so no two are the same. 


What our customers say...

‘Author’ quite simply tells the story of their products. Author introduces the maker, describes their journey,  infects you with their enthusiasm and then guides you to the right conclusion, delivering an outstanding shopping  experience directly into your home. Personal and curated style available to everyone, everywhere. Can’t recommend Jane and the team enough

Mrs H Van Der Kuyl 

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