Meet the members of our Potbelly Family and see how they are made:
Raku Fired Potbelly Figurines
Goodiez’s range of Potbelly figurines have each been fired and individually hand-painted in bright happy colours. The process of firing is called Raku which is an ancient Japanese method of baking clay. Each piece is baked in a 950°C oven, and once removed placed in sawdust which results in the glaze being blackened by the smouldering sawdust. This process is largely uncontrolled and the slight imperfections that appear in the glaze are all part of the attraction and excitement of Raku firing.
Goodiez’s Rugby range of Potbellies are all painted in the South African team jerseys, namely : Sharks, Lions, Blue Bulls, Stormers, Cheetahs and the Springboks. These popular Potbellies are assured to make great gifts for the men in your life.
Other Sports Range of Potbellies
This range includes: Baker, Business Man, Butcher, Chef, Doctor, Farmer, Fireman, Nurse, Policeman, Teacher and Tour Guide.
This range includes: Bride and Bridegroom, Santa Claus, Shopper and Tourist.
Not forgetting our very special BIG MAMA. The approximate height of all our potbellies stand at 14cm-17cm where BIG MAMA stands at 27cm.
Each Potbelly figurine comes with its very own Certificate of Authenticity which assures you that it is a South African Handmade product.
The dictionary definition of a “Potbelly” is a large round stomach that sticks out. At first glance, this would not be humorous at all, but wait … take a closer look at the Rugby player, Nurse, Tour Guide and the numerous others that make up our Potbelly family. They really do portray a certain cross-section of modern-day society that many people can relate to.
We love the fact that artists nowadays celebrate the fuller figure instead of focusing on the bygone era of “Twiggy” and the image society itself created that we have to be thin in order to be happy.
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