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.
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.
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