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Vorster & Braye Ceramics


 Arrestingly beautiful. Unassumingly simple. Meticulously handmade. This is the signature style of a Vorster & Braye original, designed and handcrafted by the Cape Town studio of ceramicist Colin Braye and his team.


Each Vorster & Braye piece is made using traditional ceramic techniques, then kiln-fired and individually hand glazed to produce an object that has the authenticity of the handmade, while still being clean, precise and beautifully finished.


For timeless classic pieces that epitomise minimalist design and effortless function, with striking details of texture, colour and glaze, look no further than a Vorster & Braye original.


Shop decorative ceramic bowls, handcrafted for the Ethos Store by Cape Town ceramicist Colin Braye and his team, the creative force behind the Vorster & Braye exclusive range of homeware.

This decorative bowl came from the pair’s experiments with throwing clay on the wheel, pulling up the side wall as straight as possible while seeing just how thinly they could pull the rim. The result is a bowl of arresting beauty, with the uneven ‘flake’ of the rim intriguingly contrasted with the clean vertical lines of the side wall. The unglazed black clay exterior matched with a viridian glazed interior further highlights the simplicity of the bowl’s form and handmade origin, making this a classic, elegant addition to your home. Also available in unglazed terracotta with an interior mustard glaze.

Care Instructions

Hand wash with care - warm water and soap. Not recommended for dishwasher. Not microwave or oven safe.
Avoid utensils in the bowl as flaked rim can chip with rough use.

Specs and Dimensions

Ceramic
23 Diameter x 7cm Height
R 1,499.00R 1,349.00

Shop decorative ceramic bowls, handcrafted for the Ethos Store by Cape Town ceramicist Colin Braye and his team, the creative force behind the Vorster & Braye exclusive range of homeware.

This decorative bowl came from the pair’s experiments with throwing clay on the wheel, pulling up the side wall as straight as possible while seeing just how thinly they could pull the rim. The result is a bowl of arresting beauty, with the uneven ‘flake’ of the rim intriguingly contrasted with the clean vertical lines of the side wall. The unglazed clay exterior matched with mustard glazed interior further highlights the simplicity of the bowl’s form and handmade origin, making this a classic, elegant addition to your home. Also available in unglazed black with an interior viridian glaze.

Care Instructions

Hand wash with care - warm water and soap. Not recommended for dishwasher. Not microwave or oven safe.
Avoid utensils in the bowl as flaked rim can chip with rough use.

Specs and Dimensions

Ceramic
23 Diameter x 7cm Height

R 1,499.00R 1,349.00

Make any salad a triumph when you buy this handmade ceramic salad bowl, designed and crafted exclusively for the Ethos Store by Cape Town ceramicist Colin Braye and his team.

With its aesthetic of minimal design that emphasises form and colour, the cone salad bowl is the epitome of timeless, classic beauty.

Crafted using traditional ceramic techniques, the cone salad bowl is authentically handmade and beautifully finished, with its unglazed terracotta exterior offset by an amber glazed interior.

Whether you put it to work as a salad or fruit bowl, or prefer it to serve a purely decorative purpose, the cone salad bowl will be a stylish addition to your home.

Care Instructions

Hand wash with care - warm water and soap. Not recommended for dishwasher. Not microwave or oven safe.

Specs and Dimensions

Ceramic
27 Diameter x 9cm Height

R 1,299.00R 1,169.00

Shop handcrafted Vorster & Braye ceramic salad bowls, designed exclusively in South Africa for Ethos Store by Cape Town ceramicist Colin Braye and his team.

The clean lines and contrasts in neutral colours of this Vorster & Braye bespoke salad bowl beautifully epitomise the brand’s minimalist aesthetic. With its striking contrast of rich espresso clay offset by a lustrous white interior glaze, this bowl is at once understated in its elegance without compromising on handmade authenticity. Also available in a warm taupe-hued clay with a glazed ivory interior finish.

Care Instructions

Hand wash recommended. Not recommended for dishwasher. Not microwave or oven safe.

Specs and Dimensions

Ceramic 
27 Diameter x 8cm Height
R 799.00R 719.00

Shop handcrafted Vorster & Braye ceramic salad bowls, designed exclusively in South Africa for Ethos Store by Cape Town ceramicist Colin Braye and his team.

The clean lines and contrasts in neutral colours of this Vorster & Braye bespoke salad bowl beautifully epitomise the brand’s minimalist aesthetic. In a warm taupe-hued clay that’s perfectly complemented by a glazed ivory interior finish, this bowl is at once understated in its elegance without compromising on handmade authenticity. Also available in a rich espresso clay strikingly offset by a lustrous white interior glaze.

Care Instructions

Hand wash recommended. Not recommended for dishwasher. Not microwave or oven safe.

Specs and Dimensions

Ceramic 
27 Diameter x 8cm Height
R 799.00

Shop the Ethos Store for this exclusive Vorster & Braye ceramic salad bowl, handcrafted in South Africa by Cape Town ceramicist Colin Braye and his team. 

Arrestingly beautiful with its contrasting finishes and pensive colour palette, this Vorster & Braye original will make a statement at any table. 

This deep salad bowl is meticulously handcrafted and plays with contrasts, offsetting a carved, textured, unglazed grey clay exterior with the high-gloss finish of the interior.

Pair it with the Vorster & Braye carved dip bowl and lend any occasion an air of classic elegance. Or keep it out on a table piled high with fruit, giving it an everyday place in your home.

Care Instructions

Hand wash with care - warm water and soap. Not recommended for dishwasher. Not microwave or oven safe.

Specs and Dimensions

Ceramic
23 Diameter x 7cm Height

R 1,499.00R 1,349.00

Add drama to any dip with this handcrafted original designed exclusively for the Ethos Store in South Africa by Cape Town ceramics studio Vorster & Braye. 

Vorster & Braye is all about minimalist, timeless design with an emphasis on form and colour, a signature style which this carved dip bowl perfectly embodies. A carved, textured, unglazed grey clay exterior contrasted with the high-gloss finish of the interior ensures that while this handmade object oozes simplicity, it is never plain.

Crafted using traditional ceramic techniques, the Vorster & Braye carved dip bowl has a reassuring feel of handmade authenticity.

Add in the Vorster & Braye carved salad bowl to complete the look of classic elegance at your table. Perfect for dip or with a meze platter, holding nuts, cubed cheese and olives.

Care Instructions

Hand wash with care - warm water and soap. Not recommended for dishwasher. Not microwave or oven safe.

Specs and Dimensions

Ceramic
11.5cm Diameter x 7.5cm Height
R 599.00R 539.00

Shop the Ethos Store for the exclusive Vorster & Braye range of ceramic storage jars, handcrafted by South African ceramicist Colin Braye and his team.

The small storage jar with wooden lid has a scalloped texture and earthy oatmeal glaze, beautifully portraying the signature style of a Vorster & Braye timeless classic. Turned by hand on a potter’s wheel, the small jar is meticulously crafted to retain the authenticity of a handmade object while still being clean, precise and beautifully finished. Perfect alone, or group it with Vorster & Braye in medium and large storage jars in complementary textures and glazes. Comes with a kiaat wood lid oiled with olive oil to bring out the richness of the wood.

Care Instructions

Hand wash jar - warm water and soap. Wipe kiaat wooden lid with damp cloth and oil occasionally with olive oil as needed.
Not recommended for dishwasher. Not microwave or oven safe.

Specs and Dimensions

Ceramic
15cm Diameter x 5.5cm Height
R 889.00R 799.00

Shop the Ethos Store for the exclusive Vorster & Braye range of ceramic storage jars, handcrafted by South African ceramicist Colin Braye and his team.

For minimalist, timeless design with an emphasis on form and colour, look no further than this South African original. The medium storage jar with wooden lid is the epitome of simplicity without being plain, with its striking mustard glaze and brushed textured finish, capped with a kiaat wood lid. Vorster & Braye crafts each piece using traditional ceramic techniques, then each jar is finished and glazed by hand, producing an object that has that reassuring feel of handmade authenticity. Mix and match this jar with Vorster & Braye’s small and large storage jars, in complementary textures and glazes for extra décor impact.

Care Instructions

Hand wash jar - warm water and soap. Wipe kiaat wooden lid with damp cloth and oil occasionally with olive oil as needed.
Not recommended for dishwasher. Not microwave or oven safe.

Specs and Dimensions

Ceramic
11.5 Diameter x 12.5cm Height
R 899.00R 809.00

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