"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris
14 years ago I got my first dog, a tiny, 8 week old cocker spaniel called Bella. Not long after this I moved house and had a new kitchen put in, and, try as I might, I couldn't find a bowl for Bella that kept her ears clean and looked nice in my kitchen. At the time I was just starting out as a ceramicist, with a studio in an old, Victorian artisan mews near Elephant & Castle in London. I decided I'd make Bella a bowl - put her name on it, match the colours to my kitchen, and shape it so that it would definitely keep her ears out! The cats got new bowls, too.
Pretty soon, word got out, and friends started asking me to make bowls for their pets, too. And so Chow Bella was born. The business has grown gradually and is now my full time job. Over the years I've made bowls for celebrity clients including Claudia Winkleman, Caitlin Moran and Denise Van Outen, as well as many hundreds of loyal, repeat customers.
Very sadly, I had to say goodbye to my beautiful Bella on 5th March 2019. She was the most joyous little dog in the world. Her legacy is Chow Bella, and it is her who adorns the logo.
Based in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, I use British clay and also source my packaging (which is completely biodegradeable) in the UK.
I pride myself on making elegant, rustic bowls for your much loved pets that are unique, personal to you and your dog or cat, and will look beautiful in your home. The bowls are fully glazed and are dishwasher proof unless otherwise stated.
Please feel free to browse the different sections of this site and have a look through the galleries. I have set sizes that I make but I am always willing to tweak these if you have specific needs - because I make every bowl from scratch, it's easy to adjust the measurements.
Chow Bella bowls are much loved by my customers and I hope you will love yours too!
"The quality of these bowls is outstanding. I have a spaniel and so having bowls to stop her ears mixing with her food and water is brilliant. I have personalised each of her bowls too which makes me smile everytime I see them. They wash very well and look beautiful. Thankyou.". Rachel A, Oct 2018
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I've featured in Dogs Today magazine, "Dishiest Dishes", March 2016, The Daily Telegraph's Living Magazine "Three of the Best Cat Bowls" January 2016 and "Five of the Best Dog Bowls" April 2016, and Your Cat magazine July 2016.