Rachel Saunders Ceramics operates on traditional, unceded territory and ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish peoples - Lək̓ʷəŋən (Esquimalt and SongheesNations), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin,Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) - - whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

We believe an imperative part of reconciliation is lifting up organizations that contribute to the advancement of Black and Indigenous peoples both locally and globally.
  • From our inception, we have been mindful about the choices we as a small company make while continuously striving for methods that provide care for our environment and community. The learning curve is never-ending, and while we continue to engage and educate, we're taking action to implement intentional practices in every aspect of our company.

    Our vision is to contribute both locally and internationally to communities and places in need, to support those on the frontlines fighting for equality and change, and to give back to the land from which my pottery is born.

  • As a maker who creates from earth-sourced elements, we honour our materials, the land from which they come, and the community around us. Environmental-based initiatives are essential to our studio and a part of our responsibility when it comes to protecting the Earth. We strive to be as intentional as possible and are always looking for new ways to better our practices. All orders are shipped and packaged with materials created from recycled, biodegradable, and/or post-consumer materials. These can be reused, recycled or added to your compost, respectively.

  • It is through the incredible support of our community that we are able to make this world more beautiful through connection, intention, and action, and for that we are so grateful.

The Black Artist Fund is a nonprofit organization giving money directly to Black artists to combat systemic inequity in art.

The SNIWWOC is a non-profit organization that supports black and indigenous women, women of colour, youth and children with culturally appropriate reproductive health services.

The ACEH is a non-profit organization that provides culturally supportive and intentional care for Vancouver Island’s Aboriginal peoples experiencing homelessness.

NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.

Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women.

The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.

Stand was created to challenge corporations and governments to treat people and the environment with respect, because our lives depend on it.

G.L.I.T.S. approaches the health and rights crises faced by transgender sex workers holistically using harm reduction, human rights principles, economic and social justice, along with a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions from our own community.

A Black and Brown led coalition of growers building a grassroots movement through relationship building, honoring culture, community education, organizing, activism and advocacy: a people’s agroecology. is a national charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health.