Lead times: there is usually approximately a 4 week lead time before items are dispatched for delivery. This is because all of our products are handmade with utmost care and ceramics is a lengthy, involved process. This lead time includes any customisations you might request.
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"All my deliveries from Calico Ceramics are amazing. Great quality products. Excellent communication."- Celia
Gosh, I've been waiting a full year to put these up 😅 I made this Seder Plate just a little too late for last Pesach (or Passover) but I'm not making that mistake again! So here you have it, my handmade terracotta bowls and plate with a white glaze and 24karat gold typography.
The traditional Seder Plate is a very important and meaningful part of a Pesach Seder table, with each bowl containing symbolic foods to represent different elements of the story of Exodus. Of all the Jewish holidays, Pesach is definitely my favourite. It's about overcoming impossible odds, it's merry and interactive and, typically, there's LOTS of food, so.. You got a happy girl here 😂🍲
The Hebrew in each of the bowls above reads (clockwise from the top), 'Maror', 'Karpas', 'Beitzah', 'Chazeret', 'Charoset', 'Zeroah'.
Served in a specific order (and please note, the photo does not reflect this), each food is eaten at a different point while reading the story of Exodus. The Maror and Chazeret are bitter herbs like horseradish to represent the bitter experience of slavery in Egypt. The Karpas is usually parsley dipped in salt water, to represent the tears shed. The Beitzah is an egg, an ancient symbol of mourning. The Zeroah is a lamb shank bone, to symbolise the sacrificial lamb whose blood was painted on the doorways of the Israelites. And the Charoset, my absolute fave, is a sweet mixture of apples, nuts and cinnamon to represent the bricks and mortor used to build the stone houses and pyramids of Egypt.
I'll only be making an EXTREMELY LIMITED number of these, so if you'd like to order one, please do so now to ensure you don't miss out!
PLEASE NOTE: Gold lustre is not a fully food-safe glaze, so for safety's sake we recommend that you use the food in the plates with 24k gold lustre for display purposes only.
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Shipping of made-to-order items: unless specified, all of our products are made-to-order. Unless a product is in stock, our lead time before dispatch is approximately four weeks. This is because all of our products are handmade and hand-painted.
Shipping of in-stock items: if you order an in-stock item, unless otherwise communicated, it will be dispatched for delivery within one business day following order confirmation.
We are a Cape Town based ceramics studio specialising in creating adorable custom ceramics to celebrate the people and occasions that matter to you most!
Every single one of our products is lovingly handmade using stoneware clay and hand-painted using only the finest materials.
We particularly enjoy bringing your vision to life and we are always happy to fulfil your wishes for bespoke orders. Please send us an email if you'd like to chat.
How do you ship?
We utilise a couple of reputable door-to-door courier services for delivery in South Africa. A quote for international shipping to your location will be provided on request.
How much does shipping cost?
We offer free 48 - 96 hour* shipping to your door in South Africa! Overnight courier in South Africa is R150.
International delivery costs and times will vary.
*Please note: this delivery time is once your order has been produced and is ready to ship. There is a production lead time of approximately four weeks, unless otherwise specified.
Can I collect my order?
Unfortunately, we no longer offer order collection.
Do you ship overseas?
We do on special request - please contact us if you'd like to chat. International delivery times and costs will vary.
Are payments secure?
Yes, all payments on our store are securely processed by PayFast.
You can pay using credit card, cheque card or EFT.
What is your refund/returns policy?
We try our best to package our ceramics as safely as possible, but in the unfortunate event that there is a breakage during transit, we will endeavour to either fix the item for you, or, if necessary, replace it. Should your order be damaged, we require that you please contact us, via email, within three days of arrival. Returns and refunds will not be issued for any other reason. We reserve the right to issue refunds on the basis of breakages at our discretion.
Please note: should you wish to return any item, the cost of shipping it back to us will be to your account.
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