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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 £132 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.

Select luxury gift wrapping in the BAG page 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 Standard UK-wide Delivery
on orders over £250 (Excludes international shipping, express delivery, where requested, and delivery of PIECES THAT REQUIRE SPECIALIST Carriage (e.g Particularly fragile or large items.) In these instances you must provide the Author team your contact details, and info about your order, via our contact form. We'll reply to discuss your delivery needs and provide you with a shipping quote to complete your order. Or call us during office hours.)

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


  • 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

  • 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

    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 on the BAG page. Gift wrapping is a complimentary service to our AUTHOR Society members.

    UK orders under £250 incur a delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. 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.


  • 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. 

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