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Pottery For The Planet

October 20, 2020
Pottery For The Planet is a both an ethical business and an environmental cause, producing hand-crafted artisan ceramics.

Dreamt up by two artists, Renton Bishopric and Clare Botfield, their ceramic studio in Noosa, Queensland, offers a range of gorgeous pottery, from glazed teapots and tableware to an on-the-go range of earth-friendly cups and bowls.

Renton and Clare are both involved in the creation of their stunning range – Renton, in the shaping and Clare in glazing and firing. They also run a Pottery School at Mount Coolum and a crystal jewellery store and crystal shop, Cinnabar Soul, in Eumundi.

Pottery for the Planet are Silver Business Supporters of the Australian Marine Conservation Society, donating a portion of their profits to protecting Australia’s oceans. 

 

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The couple and most of their team of potters live in coastal Queensland and are deeply connected to the ocean. It’s only natural that they want to help protect our beaches and seas from the harmful effects of plastic pollution and climate change impacts.

Their hope? To encourage people to make lifestyle choices that help the planet! 

 

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Pottery for the Planet’s mission is to create a sustainable future for generations to come by eradicating single-use culture and plastic waste across the globe. Each of their pieces is unique and reflects the beauty of nature’s palette through vibrant hues and muted earth tones.

This isn’t just pottery for our planet folks, these are stunning ceramics that will light up your soul!

 

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Renton and Clare share their passion for the environment and activism.

The success of Pottery for the Planet has meant their business has become a vehicle to create change and spread awareness about environmental issues.

They have been long-time supporters and donors to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, and regularly collaborate with the environment movement.

For instance, they designed Stop Adani reusable cup (pictured below) and a Green Sea Turtle Planet Cup for World Turtle Day to help spread awareness about climate change and how it impacts sea turtles. 

 

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As if there wasn’t already so much to love about Pottery for the Planet, they have a superb ethical business model (and we’re so happy it complies with the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Ethical Charter!)

Pottery for the Planet source packaging from recycled cardboard and by-products of business and consumer waste.

Their wholesale model encourages customers to buy from local stockists, which in turn reduces freight packaging and inevitable carbon emissions from long distance transportation.

 

 

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Pottery for the Planet are doing amazing things in their little corner of Queensland and we encourage you to visit their online store today.