Pottery for Plants, but really for People
Becky Bourdeau loves plants. As a Landscape Designer for fifteen years, the last eight of which have been in sunny Los Angeles, CA, she started making hand-thrown planters for herself in 2015. It didn't take long before her own house was full and in order to keep making pots, she knew they'd have to go live with someone else.
Mineral Ceramics planters and homewares are still wheel-thrown and glazed by skilled hands in small batches in downtown LA. We strive to imbue humanity, sustainability, and joy in our products as well as our business operations.
That means our materials and equipment are sourced from local suppliers, our studio and kiln are rented from an arts advocacy non-profit, shipping materials are repurposed/recycled whenever possible. We are committed to paying our employees a living wage and providing a fun, enriching work environment. In addition, we pay for carbon offsets when we ship, our financial operations are with a bank that does not provide financing for fossil fuel projects or non-sustainable wood harvesting, and we strive to engage meaningfully with BIPOC professionals by seeking out and paying for expertise, skills and products from diverse providers.
That's why though we make Pottery for Plants, it's really all about the People.
We love special requests and wholesale inquiries. You can reach us at hi[at]mineralceramics.com
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