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Richard Ballantyne




Richard Ballantyne

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

Regular price $178 Sale

Expertly handmade and fired in Buckinghamshire by ceramic artist Richard Ballantyne.

These gorgeous baby hares, also known as leverets, are completely handmade and so each is unique and individual. Hand built from clay, these leverets are created using the ancient Raku firing technique to create the stunning patterned glaze. Available in two different poses: sitting or lying down.

We also have larger raku hares available here.


  • Select 'Luxury Gift Wrapping' in BAG and, for £3.50 per gift 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 at no extra cost, which you can provide in the 'notes' section in CHECKOUT.


  • As each piece is handmade unique, these sizes are to be used as a guideline.

    Sitting Down:
    Height: approx. 16.5cm
    Width: approx. 14.5cm
    Depth: approx. 8cm
    Weight: 690g

    Lying Down:
    Height: approx. 7.5cm
    Length: approx 19.5cm
    Width: approx. 9cm
    Weight: 660g

  • We currently have one sitting pose and two lying down pose in stock. Do please check if we have any in stock as they would be ready for immediate despatch otherwise it would be 2-4 weeks for another to be made depending on Richard's schedule.

    Orders under £250 incur a delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. Excludes fragile or large pieces flagged as requiring specialist carriage; in these instances you must provide the AUTHOR team your contact details, and info about your order via our contact form and we'll reply to discuss your delivery needs and provide you with a delivery quote to complete your order. Or call us during office hours.


  • If you are ordering for delivery to an international address, you can check-out now and buy online in your local currency to secure your purchase, which will be zero VAT rated thereby reducing the price you pay by 20%. Currency conversion charges apply. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you promptly to complete your order by providing a shipping estimate, which will be charged separately by AUTHOR. Be assured, AUTHOR have negotiated competitive international shipping costs from reliable couriers. Please note, you may need to account for import VAT, duties/customs to the country being delivered to; AUTHOR is here to help with this. If you want to talk to the Author team first before ordering, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging international delivery.


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

These delightful leverets will bring you joy with their big eyes and gentle faces

These adorable baby hares are a smaller version of the larger Raku Hare we also feature. As with the adult version, these loveable leverets are hand built from clay and fired by talented ceramic artist, Richard Ballantyne, in his Buckinghamshire studio. Their beautiful, sporadic, crackly pattern 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. 

Richard has succeeded in capturing the character of these leverets in his charming, immutable style. Due to their petite size, these pieces can be located easily in bookshelves or even a bedside table. We have them grouped together (as seen pictured) with their mother, making a gorgeous family unit on a mantlepiece or side table. 

Customer Reviews

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Grace T
Gorgeous Piece

Fantastic item which looks beautiful in our home. Thanks to Author for friendly and efficient communication along with a lovely video of our purchase before it was sent.