Hand-Made Ceramic Fortune Cats

Earlier this year Handpicked co-designed and produced “Rolling Fortune Cats” for a leading mobile classifieds marketplace, Carousell.  Please scroll down to read more about Carousell.

At the end of this post, you can find a short video demonstration of the “Rolling Fortune Cat” in action.

The production of these custom-made ceramic figures was done by hand, making each piece unique.

An interesting hand-made production executed with care. Lets have a closer look at some of the steps!

Above:   Ceramic is pressed into moulds and dried
Below:   Excess ceramic is manually removed

Below:  ​After placing a contra-weight in the lower part of the body the upper part is fixed. The fortune cats are then stacked for another drying process.

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Below:   In this short video clip you can see the final outcome; a “Rolling Fortune Cat”.


Carousell is a mobile classifieds marketplace that makes selling as easy as taking a photo, buying as simple as chatting. Launched in August 2012, Carousell began in Singapore and has spread to 13 cities around the world. With over 35 million listings, we are one of the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplaces. Carousell has been ranked as the top Shopping app in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia, and is backed by leading international Venture Capitalists Sequoia Capital, Rakuten Ventures, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, and QuestVC. In Singapore, Carousell has a diverse range of products in 29 categories, including cars, lifestyle gadgets, and fashion accessories. Download the app for iOS or Android, and visit www.carousell.com for more information.

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