Sugar Bowl - Otto Sims

This beautiful fine porcelain sugar bowl with design by Otto Sims is a unique Australian gift and makes the Australian souvenir to take or send overseas.
Perfect to bring a little sweet-ness to the table.

The work comes with information about the artist and his community.

See the full Otto Sims Collection here

    Select 'Gift Wrap your order' at checkout and we'll personalise your perfect present with luxury paper and ribbon ($4.95)*.

    This includes a hand wrap of your special order and 1 x complimentary gift tag - simply leave your message at checkout. Alternatively if you’d like a larger, more luxurious Australian greeting card, you can choose from our range here and we'll write on that for you.

    *Please note that your entire order will be gift wrapped as one gift if you select this option


    We deliver to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Philippines.

    Due to issues guaranteeing delivery; or prohibitive customs duty and taxes; we no longer deliver to other international destinations.

    See here for more information on our delivery policy.


    We send to all Australian addresses from our Burleigh Heads, Queensland Headquarters.

    Standard shipping to Australian addresses is free for orders over $100.

    How Much Does it Cost

    Our Kookaburra Delivery fleet offers a flat rate, express service to USAUKCanadaJapan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Philippines.

    Read more about How Much Does it Cost here.And why not compare the costs between sending with I Still Call Australia Home or sending yourself?


    FLAT RATE 2 – FOR PARCELS 401G – 1KG: $66.95 



    Delays to All Deliveries

    Please note all logistics providers in Australia and overseas are experiencing delays to normal delivery timelines.

    This is due to both the drastic reduction in commercial flights that would otherwise carry your gifts; as well as the huge spike in volume across all networks as everyone shops more online.

    We're still sending your Australian Gifts overseas

    There’s never been a better time to send some love across the oceans to cure a homesick heart or to send warmth to friends, family, or overseas business contacts.

    We can confirm we are still successfully sending parcels within Australia as well as to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong as of the date of this update.

    Changes to the way parcels are delivered

    There’s a few changes where ALL couriers and postal delivery services in Australia and overseas are doing whatever they can to keep their staff safe.

    This means that parcels will be left on front doorsteps or porches without human or other unnecessary contact including


    You will still be sent tracking details for all deliveries and if you are concerned, we suggest you follow the real-time tracking and notfiy the recipient when your gift is delivered.

    Delays in Delivery and Dispatch

    As of this update, all parcels that have been sent have been received, on average, 4-6 working days from date of dispatch (overseas express service); 1-2 days from date of dispatch (Australia Post express for delivery in Australia); or 3-10 days for normal standard Australia Post.

    Please also be aware we have increased diligence on the way we pack and send your parcels, including applying disinfectant to goods and our packers hands; and minimising contact in our warehouse. This means orders take longer to pack, and there may be delays to our normal dispatch turnarounds.

    Australia Post Express is no longer guaranteeing next day delivery, and our experience is this is taking 2-3 working days. However, please be aware, this is still a prioritised service beyond normal mail, which is taking much longer to be received.

    International Routes via Singapore or Hong Kong

    We have been working with UPS Express International and DHL Express as our trusted carriers to successfully delivery your gifts overseas for many years.

    They are making choices at this time about what is the fastest and safest way to get your parcels to their destination given there is a global pandemic; cancelled commercial flights on which some of your parcels may have been carried;  different restrictions per country; and a high volume in the network at this time.  Routes may change on a daily basis and are outside our control.

    DHL Express parcels going to Japan, the UK and Europe are likely to go through either Singapore or Hong Kong hubs (or both) to get to their final destination. DHL Express will do this based on what it believes is the best and safest route for parcels at this time.

    Packages going to the USA will go via UPS International Express and generally go directly from Australia to the USA.

    We thank you for your patience in these stressful times.

    0.5 kg

    This product has been designed by an Australian, for an Australian owned company who pays Australian taxes;  and has been made overseas.

    If Australian made is important to you - please see the Australian Made section here  where all products are proudly made in Australia.

    Due to the loss of commercial porcelain manufacturing in Australia, this item has been made overseas on behalf of an Australian owned company. Royalties benefit the local artist and their community.

    Otto Sims Sugar Bowl, 8.5cm diameter, x 8cm Height (including lid), alperstein designs, melbourne, australia

    This delightful sugar bowl is the perfect Australian gift for overseas guests, to send overseas, or for Australians who just love great Aussie design.

    The sugar bowl features art work by Otto Sims from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, Australia; and is presented in a giftbox featuring information about the artist group.


    Otto Jungarrayi Sims was born in 1960 at Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community about 290km northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

    He spent much of his childhood travelling in the surrounding country.

    Otto finished high school in Yuendumu and has continued his studies through the indigenous college in Alice Springs where he achieved a bachelor in Business.

    He has worked for Yuendumu Council and the Tanami Goldmine in the 1990s.

    Otto's father, Paddy Japaljarri Sims, passed stories down to Otto that were, in turn, passed down by to him by his parents, and their parents before them for millennia.

    These stories relate directly to Otto's country at Kunajarrayi and Yanjilpirri, its features and flora and fauna.

    Otto has a passion for hunting Kiparra (Bush turkey), and can often be seen driving down backroads around Yuendumu in his four wheel drive.


    Otto has painted for Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 1990, and was elected to its executive committee in 2002 and Chairman of the art centre in 2007.

    In March 2008 Otto travelled to Bahrain for the opening of a Warlukurlangu group exhibition at the La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art.