Limited Edition Totoro Ocarina

These limited edition totoro-style ocarinas are made in Chepstow, where the river Wye meets the Severn estuary. They are hand made using a keyed plaster mould; clay is rolled to thickness, pressed into the mould. Next each one is individually sculpted to correct moulding errors. The voicing is formed and they are tuned and sanded before firing. Post firing each ocarina is sanded again and fine adjustments made to the tuning before being shipped to Cardiff, where artist Aimee Taylor carefully hand paints each one.

They are tuned in E flat with a Mellow, deep tone and a low breath requirement. Each one is 11cm high to work equally well as a display piece.

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Each ocarina is painted to order and the choice of finish is left in your hands. You can choose the expression and back decoration from those offered below, or request your own features.


  • Plain
  • Small mouth
  • Grin


  • Plain
  • Soot sprites
  • Small Totoros
  • Any combination of above


Matte or glossy.

There is one of these ocarinas remaining, beyond which no more will be made.

Each ocarina costs £90, shipping to the UK is £10 tracked. To USA is £12 untracked or, £16 tracked. On items sent untracked should the item become lost in the post I am not liable, however I have sent many items this way without one problem.

Please ask for other countries. Painting takes 2 to 3 weeks.

To order, please email including your desired painted options and paypal email address.