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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.

Free UK Delivery on all orders over £80*


  • 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

  • No sitting leveret in stock, the lying down one is 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.


  • 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. 

What our customers say...

I received my order of candles, some for myself and some for Christmas pressies.

Author has gone to the trouble of beautifully wrapping the ones I had for as gifts, which made giving them to my family such a joy! And I am thoroughly enjoying burning the ones I purchased for myself. I think Tranquil is my favourite and remind me of being in a very luxurious spa! Thank you Author! Can I order some more please?!

Mrs L Clark