Resin Tableware

Handmade Resin Tableware

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Handmade Resin Large Salad Bowl & Servers - Chillies & Pepper Corns (Malulu)

Handmade Resin Large Salad Bowl & Servers – Chillies & Pepper Corns (Malulu)

 

The resin tea light on the left is the shinny finish product, whilst the resin tea light on the right has just come out of its mould and is still tacky.

The resin tea light on the left is the shinny finish product, whilst the resin tea light on the right has just come out of its mould and is still tacky.

These unusual Salad Bowls and Servers are made using a clear polyester resin, which is the consistency of syrup. This is mixed with a catalyst before it is poured into moulds, where it begins to harden and usually sets within 2-3 hours.

Once set hard the products are removed from their moulds and left on racks for some days to cure. They are then shaped by means of a grinding disc and the surface layer of “tacky” resin is removed.

The laborious and exacting polishing stage is undertaken by the polishers who buff the articles in stages with various grades of water paper and rubbing compounds to give the final sparkle.

 

 


About the Supplier

This woman is making resin bowls in special moulds and decorating them with lucky beans and feathers in this complex process.

This woman is making resin bowls in special moulds and decorating them with lucky beans and feathers in this complex process.

 

The company built this crèche for pre-school children where they receive basic pre-school education as well as an essential nutritional meal a day.

The company built this crèche for pre-school children where they receive basic pre-school education as well as an essential nutritional meal a day.

This company is a life line of employment in an area which has suffered much due to HIV/AIDS, as well as the negative impact of politics.   The majority of the work is carried out by women who are paid on a piecework basis, which allows them to work around their laborious domestic duties and attend to their families.

The company has a crèche for pre-school children where they receive basic pre-school education as well as an essential nutritional meal a day.  It is also company policy to assist in paying school fees for their permanent workers school-attending children.

Furthermore, the company has secured and implemented piped water scheme into the nearby village, giving access to clean drinking water all year round.  Not only does this secure water supply reduce the work load for local women who otherwise would have to walk great distances to fetch water, but it also has lead to an improved food production.

 

How Resin Products are Made

Click on the link below for a whistle stop tour of how these amazing bowls, salad servers etc. are made and see the skill, time and creativity that goes in to make each item.

 

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