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Ceramics and Soapstone

Fair trade decorative goods are crafted by artisans using Kenyan soapstone, also known as kisii stone, or ceramic to add a beautiful touch to your home.

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$42.00

These pots are crafted from clay, fired in a kiln, and then hand-painted with acrylic paint. Each is unique and beautifully made!

Measures approximately 8”L x 8”W x 8”H. The opening of the pot is approximately 4.25" diameter. Because this item is handmade and hand-painted, each will vary.

About the Artisans:

Many years ago, this eye-catching hand painted Luo ceramic planter was one of our bestsellers. We're so excited to have this beautiful creation in our collection again! Each pot is thrown by Luo potters, and fired in a rustic open-air kiln.

$22.00

These pots are crafted from clay, fired in a kiln, and hand-painted with acrylic paint. Each is unique, and beautifully made!

Measures approximately 4”L x 4”W x 4.5”H. Because this item is hand-painted, each will vary.

About the Artisans:

Many years ago, this eye-catching hand painted Luo ceramic planter was one of our bestsellers. We're so excited to have this beautiful creation in our collection again! Each pot is thrown by Luo potters, and fired in a rustic open-air kiln.

$28.00

This ceramic vessel is handcrafted from clay, and finished with acrylic paint. Perfect for holding kitchen utensils, pens and pencils or other small items!

Measures approximately 6.5"L x 5"W x 5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Dark inclusions from firing are to be expected. Please note: if intending to use as a planter, no bottom drain hole is present.

About the Artisans:

A small team of Kenyan ceramics artisans excel at fashioning functional art from clay. Their newest line of low-fired pottery pieces centers around chameleons, molded artfully using clay.

$18.00

These ceramic soap dishes are crafted using clay, and acrylic paint. Featuring a hand molded chameleon perched atop a stone, these dishes are beautifully crafted.

Sold individually. Three sizes available. Small measures 5”L x 4”W x 2”H. Medium measures 6”L x 4.5”W x 2”H. Large measures 8”L x 5”W x 2.5”H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

A small team of Kenyan ceramics artisans excel at fashioning functional art from clay. Their newest line of low-fired pottery pieces centers around chameleons, molded artfully using clay.

$16.00

Veins of gray and cream soapstone offer a beautiful crafting medium for Kenyan stone sculptors. This unique collection showcases the varying colors and textures of the stone through polished and rough-hewn elements.

Sold singly. This item is crafted from stone, and will include variations in coloration and texture.

Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$14.00

These sweet rabbit sculptures are hand-carved from beautiful soapstone in Kenya.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2.75"T x 4"L x 2.25"W

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$11.00

These darling rabbit sculptures are hand-carved from Kenyan soapstone and dyed a vibrant yellow color.

Sold individually. Small bunnies measure 2.5"L x 1.75"W x 3"T. Large bunnies measure 2.5"L x 1.75"W x 4"T. Due to the handmade nature of these items, size and color may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$15.00

Hand carved and polished to a smooth finish, this serene bunny showcases the beautiful grain and varied coloration of natural gray soapstone. Although colors are predominantly gray, this is natural soapstone with no dye; each piece will display variation with veining, shades of gray, and even some brown and pink tones. Additional color swatches are shown as examples.

Sold singly. Because these are handmade items crafted from a varying natural material, each is unique.

Approximate Dimensions: 2.5"L x 1.5"W x 4"H

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$15.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve these simply sweet bunny rabbits from soft soapstone, dyed with a vibrant red finish and etched details.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 2.25"W x 2.75"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$14.00

Kenyan artisans carve this colorful hippo sculpture in soft soapstone, then add brilliant hues of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  4"L

Crafted from:  Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$14.00

Kenyan artisans create this vibrant rhino in soft soapstone, dyed in brilliant hues of red, orange, yellow, green and blue.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  4"L

Crafted from:  Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$16.00

Kenyan artisans showcase natural soapstone in a sweet sculpture of a songbird. Polished to a smooth finish with hand-carved details, each bird sculpture may display small veins of color within the creamy white soapstone.

Sold singly. Choose from Small or Large. Because these are handmade items crafted from a varying natural material, each is unique.

Approximate Dimensions: Large 4"L x 2"W x 2.5"H

Small 3"L x 1.75"W x 1.25"H

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$18.00

Showcasing un-dyed soapstone in this beautiful lidded box, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely.

Dimensions: 4"L x 4.25"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$32.00

Showcasing un-dyed soapstone in this beautiful set of two candle holders, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with no dyeing, so each piece shows the unique color and grain that it natural to the light soapstone.

Sold as a set of two. Each measures 3"L x 3"W x 3"H. Size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$12.00

Showcasing soapstone in this sweet elephant soapstone sculpture, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely.

Sold singly. Because these are handmade items crafted from a varying natural material, each is unique.

Dimensions: 2.75"L x 1.5"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$56.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve natural soapstone to craft these fun owl bookends that are polished to a smooth finish. Although these are predominantly white stone, this is completely natural soapstone with no dyeing, so each piece could display color variation with veining that can vary to gray and pink.

Measures: 7"T x 5"L x 3"W. Size may vary slightly. 

$34.00

Showcasing un-dyed soapstone in this beautiful cup, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely.

Sold individually. Each measures 3.25"L x 3.25"W x 4.75"H. Size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$48.00

Showcasing un-dyed soapstone in this beautiful cup, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely.

Sold individually. Each measures 4.5"L x 4.5"W x 5.5"H. Size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$24.00

Showcasing un-dyed soapstone in this beautiful lidded box, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely.

Sold singly. Because these are handmade items crafted from a varying natural material, each is unique.

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 4.5"W x 2.5"H

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$58.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve natural soapstone to craft these beautiful bookends that are polished to a smooth finish. Although colors are predominantly white, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a variation - with veining that can vary to gray and pink.

Sold as a set of bookends. Because these are handmade items crafted from a varying natural material, each is unique.

Dimensions: 10"L x 3"W x 6"H (each side is 5" long)

Crafted from: Soapstone

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$24.00

Showcasing soapstone in this sweet set of hippos, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Although colors are primarily cream, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely.

Sold as a set of two. Each measures 4"L x 2"W x 2.5"H. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$12.00

Hand carved and polished to a smooth finish, these beautiful rhino sculptures showcase the beautiful grain and varied coloration of natural gray soapstone.

Although colors are predominantly gray, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, lighter or darker gray, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely. Additional color swatches are shown as examples.

Sold individually. Each measures 4"L x 1.5"W x 2"H.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$125.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve soapstone to create this beautiful one of a kind bowl. Soapstone is un-dyed and showcases the natural grain and coloration of the stone. Polished to a smooth finish, it truly is a work of art!

Only one available. Bowl measures approximately 16"W x 3"T.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$58.00

This collectible ceramic vase is handcrafted by Vuyelwa Katshwa from South African's Zizamele Ceramics using press-moulds. It features a deep blue and white pattern with woman wearing a traditional headscarf.

Size: Width from edge to edge: 2.5"; Height from the top of women to bottom: 6.5"; Height from edge to bottom: 4". Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

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The South African Zizamele Ceramics, founded in 2008 by Toni Burton who taught ceramics skills at a local college, creates highly sought after and collectable ceramic pieces that can be found all around the world and is increasingly exporting to international stores and galleries. Members of Zizamele have their own ceramic specialty developed after Toni taught an 18-month long job creation course in craft production.

$44.00

These tiny bowls, with women reaching toward each other around the edge of the bowl, represent the philosophy of Ubuntu: a complex Nguni word that means “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.” These hand thrown bowls feature female figures wearing their traditional African headscarves with their babies on their backs.

Size: approximately 6"L x 3.25T x 4.25"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, each design and color will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Watch Zizamele Promo Video

The South African Zizamele Ceramics, founded in 2008 by Toni Burton who taught ceramics skills at a local college, creates highly sought after and collectable ceramic pieces that can be found all around the world and is increasingly exporting to international stores and galleries. Members of Zizamele have their own ceramic specialty developed after Toni taught an 18-month long job creation course in craft production.

$14.00

We believe in setting important words in stone, so Kenyan artisans hand carve our Wise Words heart paperweights from soft soapstone, then add a bright dyed finish and a thought-provoking hand etched inscription.

Sold individually. Measures 3.5"L x 3.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$24.00

Handcrafted by Kenyan artisans from soft soapstone, this heart-shaped keepsake box has a hand-dyed finish. Makes a thoughtful gift for your best friend!

Sold individually, available in four different colors. Each measures 2.75"L x 2.75"W x 1.25"H. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$24.00

Handcrafted by Kenyan artisans from soft soapstone, this heart-shaped keepsake box has a hand-dyed finish with a simple message: "love lives here." Makes a thoughtful gift for young and old to share.

Measures 3.5"L x 1"T.  Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$18.00

The basic form for these dramatic boxes are crafted in Kenya's western highlands from soft soapstone. Artisans in a Nairobi workshop then add the black dyed finish and etched line details.

Size: [Medium] 3"D x 1.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$16.00

These vibrant heart dishes are hand-carved from solid soapstone in Kenya. The dishes are dyed to rich hues using natural plant dyes.

The dishes make great catch-alls for any occasion and are fair trade. Sold singly. Measure approximately 4"L x 4"W x 1"H.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$28.00

Hand carved and polished to a smooth finish, this set of 4 rounded hearts showcases the beautiful tones of natural gray soapstone.

Although colors are predominantly gray, this is completely natural soapstone, undyed, so each piece will display a wide variation in color with veining, lighter or darker gray, and even some brown and pink tones. Each will be lovely. Additional color swatches are shown as examples.

Size: each heart measures 2.75" wide by 1.75" tall.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$28.00

This decorative tray is handcrafted by Kenyan artisans from soft soapstone which has a hand-dyed finish with a simple message: "love is love." Hearts and a bold black rim complete the dishes.

Measures 10"L x 3"W x 0.5"T. Because this box is carved from natural soapstone, variations in coloration should be expected.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$14.00

These beautiful tea light holders are crafted in Kenya's western highlands from soft soapstone. The stone is then hand-dyed and finished with etched details.

Sold individually. Each measures 4"D. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Candle not included.

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$14.00

We believe in setting important words in stone, so Kenyan artisans hand carve our Wise Words heart paperweights from soft soapstone, then add a bright dyed finish and a thought-provoking hand etched inscription.

Sold singly. Because each heart is handcrafted, slight variations are normal.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3.5"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$14.00

Sweet treats, hugs, wisdom...who doesn't love all the good things Grandma gives? Kenyan artisans hand carve our Celebration heart paperweights from soft soapstone, then add a bright dyed finish and a "Grandma Rocks" hand etched inscription.

Sold singly. Because each heart is handcrafted, slight variations are normal.

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 4"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$14.00

Show Dad that he's the best! Kenyan artisans hand carve our Celebration heart paperweights from soft soapstone, then add a bright dyed finish and a "#1 Dad" hand etched inscription. Kisii stone is named for the region in Kenya's Western Highlands where it is mined.

Sold singly. Because each heart is handcrafted, slight variations are normal.

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 4"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

$15.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve these sweet bunny rabbits from soft soapstone, dyed with an earthy brown finish and etched details.

Sold as a set of two rabbits. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2.5"L x 1.5"W x 1.5"H (each)

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$15.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve these sweet bunny rabbits from soft soapstone. Using only a touch of black dye for the eye, each sculpture shows the natural creamy coloration of soapstone.

Sold as a set of two rabbits. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 2.5"L x 1.5"W x 1.5"H (each)

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

$15.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve these simply sweet bunny rabbits from soft soapstone, dyed with an earthy brown finish and etched details. A matching set of baby rabbits is also available.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 2.25"W x 2.75"H

Crafted from: Soapstone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Soapstone is mined in Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. We work with three different artisan groups in and around Nairobi who carve, polish and paint the stone to create beautiful pieces.

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