Inspired by African Zulu colors, these brightly painted mugs brighten up any morning! They make the perfect gift for hostess gifts, new homeowners, and besties.
Kapula Candles and Ceramics is located in Bredasdorp, a small community in the southernmost region of South Africa. Here, this family business trains their artisans to make these wonderful handcrafted candles and ceramics. Started by Ilse Appelgryn in 1993, the business began to help employ the local women of the community, many of whom are single mothers. Ilse taught these women how to make and paint candles in her kitchen! While today 90% of their employees are women, now they hire men and women alike and train them to be the crafters of these beautiful products, which in turn provides them with sustainable employment to help them to take care of themselves and their families.
In addition to the candles, Kapula artisans also handcraft a beautiful line of ceramics. The ceramics are hand poured into molds and hand painted. The product is fired three times creating a glossy finish that is elegant, yet chip resistant and dishwasher & microwave safe. No patterns or stencils are used in painting these beautiful products, so each is a special piece of art!
- Made by hand in South Africa
- Hand painted ceramic
- 12 oz
- 4" x 3"
- Dishwasher / microwave safe
- Due to the hand painted nature of these mugs, mug patterns will vary.
Made by hand is uniquely beautiful. Our products are made by humans, not mass produced on automated machines. Minor imperfections and variations are to be expected as a characteristic of the artistry. Please appreciate these individualities for what they are, a maker pouring their heart and soul into a unique and beautiful piece of work for you.