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When a raindrop hits the surface of still water, the impact ripples out in concentric circles. It's a wonderful metaphor for how our actions cause ripples that impact our environment, relationships and future actions. Concentric circles are a lovely tribute or reminder to our impact on the world around us.

Our little hand carved concentric circles dish is just the right size for your rings by the sink, a crystal on your altar, a tea bag, or my favorite is to use it for an air plant. There's something about combining those concentric circles with a living, breathing plant that just makes me happy.

Like everything at Gravesco, we sought an air plant supplier that is ethical. All our air plants are grown in CITES-certified nurseries and never taken from the wild. 

AIR PLANT CARE from our supplier:

CARING FOR YOUR BRAND NEW AIR PLANTS

Yay, they've arrived! After you've unpacked your plants and spent sufficient time marveling at their unique beauty (and possibly giving them names), give them a good soak in a water bath (submerged in the water) for about 20-30 minutes. Shake gently to remove any excess water, and set in a spot with bright light and good air circulation to dry off. Follow the directions below for ongoing care of your plants.

LIGHT

Air plants should be kept where they'll receive bright, indirect sunlight or under fluorescent home/office lighting. Periods of direct sunlight are just fine, but more than a few hours of hot sun will deplete the plants of their moisture. If your plant will be in a spot with some pretty direct light, try misting them every couple of days to keep them hydrated.

WATER

Air plants live on air, right? Uh, not right! While air plants don't grow in soil, they definitely NEED to be watered. While the plants can survive for long periods of drought, they will not grow or thrive and will eventually die off if water is too scarce. Follow the directions below for watering your plants on a regular basis and they will stay alive and well for quite some time. The good news is that since these plants are very forgiving, you shouldn't stress over their care schedule. There's certainly no need to get a babysitter when you go on vacation.

As a main method of watering your plants, we recommend giving them a thorough rinsing under running water or letting them soak in a bath of water for 20-30 minutes. You can use a bowl, the sink or even the bathtub if you've got a family. After their shower or bath, gently shake the plants to remove any excess water from the base and the leaves, and set out to dry in an area with enough air circulation to dry them out in about 4 hours. If your plants need an in-between watering, misting them with a spray bottle is a great method. A plant in bloom should be rinsed rather than submerged in water, and take care when rinsing the delicate flowers.

HOW OFTEN DO I WATER MY AIR PLANTS?

Your plants should be watered once per week, and 2-3 times is recommended for optimal care. A longer, 2-hour soak is recommended every 2-3 weeks. If you are in a drier, hotter climate, more frequent watering or misting will be needed. You'll begin to notice that after watering, your plant's leaves will feel stiffer and full of water and they'll be softer and lighter in color when they're in need of water. Wrinkled or rolled leaves can be a sign of dehydration.

TEMPERATURE

Air plants will do best in generally warm conditions (a good range is 50-90 degrees Fahrenheit). In frost-free or nearly frost-free climates they can live outside for the entire year. Like most house plants, they can be taken outside on a porch or balcony for the warm season, just don't expose them to temperature or sun extremes. 

GROOMING & AESTHETIC MAINTENANCE

Everyone needs a little grooming once in a while! It is normal for some of the lower leaves of your tillandsias to dry out as the plant grows or acclimates to a new environment, and those leaves can be gently pulled right off of the plant. If the leaf tips have dried out, you can snip the dried tip off (try trimming at an angle to leave a natural-looking pointy tip), and the same can be done for the plant's roots. Don't worry about harming your plants during grooming--they'll regrow.

$ 16.00

We love loose tea and herbal tisanes. What we don’t totally love is the standard tea ball because it doesn’t give the tea enough room to move in the hot water for steeping. When I found these glass tea steepers I was intrigued. The first time I used one I fell in love. 

Simply place your tea inside the tube, pop the cork in the top, dunk it into your mug of hot water and allow it to steep as long as is appropriate for your tea blend. When it is done steeping lift it out, let it drain and set it off to the side while you enjoy every sip.

To wash the glass steeper I simply run water in it and flush out the loose tea. If a little piece gets stuck in one of the slits, run water over it or I like to use a bottle brush for a deep clean inside. 

The Glass Tea Steeper makes a lovely addition to any of our mugs as a gift for a tea drinker or for treating yourself to a cozy tea ritual. 

$ 95.00

Serving a large salad or pasta requires a special bowl. Our handmade ceramic Harvest Bowl is equally at home loaded with your favorite family recipe and ready to serve as it is on the table or counter holding five pounds of apples, your latest garden harvest or with a loaf of bread rising before it goes in the oven.

A kitchen lover's dream bowl also happens to be an interior designer's favorite. The classic white glaze on natural tan clay looks beautiful on the dinner table or the coffee table.

Each bowl is handmade on the pottery wheel by Dusty, one of our resident potters. The clay is intentionally sourced nearby from our favorite female-owned clay maker and the glaze is mixed in our studio. Every step of the process is done by hand. From the time a bowl is just a simple lump of clay to its completion, it will go through the hands of eight artisans. You know that every time you purchase pottery from Gravesco Pottery that you're supporting artisans right here in Indianapolis and suppliers in the Midwest.

Measures approximately 11" diameter and 4" high.

Microwave and dishwasher safe.

$5 flat rate shipping in the continental United States.

 

$ 25.00

The gentle smoke of all natural, hand rolled incense can change the mood of a room or mark the transition between work and home with intention. The Gravesco handmade pottery incense burner will gracefully hold your incense stick catching any ash that falls, protecting your table top.

You may choose either the incense holder on its own or a bundle with 12 all natural hand rolled incense sticks and a small vase to hold the incense.

Enjoy your handmade ceramic incense burner with our favorite all natural hand rolled incense sticks. (SHOP INCENSE HERE).

$ 36.00

It's time to add a little oxygen-generating greenery to our homes after being stuck inside for so long.

The Loft Planter is handmade on the potters wheel using a tan clay and the unglazed saucer is hand built for a little bit of the organic feel. There is a hole in the bottom of the pot for drainage.

Measures approximately 4.5-5" wide and 3.5-4" tall.

We love this size planter for some windowsill herbs or hardy succulents.

We have limited stock on hand. Once gone, we'll continue making them to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery!

$ 8.00

Nag Champa is that amazing rich scent often found in incense from India. It has a sandalwood* base note and floral top note that meld together to create an energetically calming aroma. When I need to unwind, slow down, release the stress of the day I'll reach for the Nag Champa handmade soap and let the gentle fragrance bring me back to a place of inner relaxation. 

Handmade soap is always a wonderful gift, stocking stuffer if you're planning ahead for the holidays, or treat for your coworkers who are probably as tired of harsh detergent as you are.

We love our handmade cold press soaps for frequent hand washing without harsh chemicals but also use it in the tub for all over. I've even enjoyed it as a shampoo on my short hair.

If you haven't used handmade cold process soap before, you're in for a treat. If handmade soaps are old hat for you, get ready for a bar that is gently cleansing and filled with moisturizers.

For longest lasting results, keep your bar stored on a draining soap dish or wire rack so it completely dries out between uses. I like to cut each bar in half and keep one half in the linen cupboard to lightly scent my towels and keep it dry until I'm ready to use it.

Each hand cut bar is packed in a pure cotton muslin bag with a drawstring then wrapped with our label printed on French Paper Company paper. We love French Paper Company because they've been producing high quality paper for generations using hydro power close by in Niles, Michigan. Click here to learn more about their environmentally conscious paper production and how they power the whole town!

3.5" x 2.25" x 1" bars weigh 4-4.5 oz on average.

Handmade for Gravesco Pottery in the United States using premium ingredients.

Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance. 

Please note that due to the handmade nature of this soap, color shades and swirl styles may slightly vary. Each loaf and bar is unique!

(*note - this is scented with a premium pthalate free perfume grade fragrance oil. It is important to us that none of our ingredients are acquired through harmful practices).

$ 44.00

Gratitude, cleansing, meditating, space clearing and blessings are just a few of the ways that ethically sourced palo santo can improve your spiritual practice and well being. It’s not incense to be lit because you want a room to smell good, it’s so much more. It is sacred, must be ethical and used with clear intent.

With a long history as a holy wood whose smoke is healing it is no surprise that during the stay at home lockdowns during the pandemic many people are turning to palo santo to relieve stress and create a stronger connection with ritual. It is my desire to offer a Palo Santo ritual kit that encourages you to celebrate the sacred nature of this sacred smoke and offers an option for using sacred herbs as something more than just air freshener. 

For decades, palo santo has been my first choice when I bring something new into my home that I want to smudge, when I want to meditate on gratitude or when it is time to do a simple smudge to clear my home. I even use it as an intentional shift from the busy work of running a production studio to sitting at the wheel and making pottery. It creates a threshold between the ordinary and elevated.

Designing a vessel to enhance that ritual was a pleasure. The Palo Santo Burning Bowl will hold the palo santo safely aloft to allow for smudging without the danger of fire from a glowing ember falling onto something unexpected. 

Each handmade ceramic palo santo kit includes three sticks of ethically sourced palo santo, a small bag of pure silica sand for the center of the bowl for extinguishing your palo santo and helping to hold it in place more securely and one of my favorite palo santo cleansing rituals courtesy of Deb Swingholm at Flowering Moon - an expert in ancient Goddess symbolism, space clearing master and educator.

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Now, if you’re as curious as I was about the ethics of palo santo...

There is so much information floating around about Palo Santo, some of which is accurate and much that is not at all based in truth. In an intentional effort to respect the holy aspect of palo santo and to continue our passion for sourcing materials with integrity the Palo Santo sticks we offer are ONLY sourced from a well-reputed individual source that submits to certification and auditing to confirm proper licensing for harvest, approved harvesting methods, respect for the holy wood, and partnerships with native communities to encourage growth and success for all involved. From our supplier, “For us, the value of environmentally conscious forestry practices & the humane treatment of our native community partners far outweigh the value of the dollar.” If you’d like to learn more you can find more information direct from our source here.

$ 19.00

Once upon a time I found this amazing rock by the shore of Lake Erie over in Pennsylvania that had a perfect divot in the top. It looked almost like a donut and I kept an air plant in the divot. In one of the many moves over the years it was misplaced but I've never forgotten about it. When designing the pod planter that rock came to mind and a new variation of the shape was hatched.

The pod planter is just a li'l thing. It measures approximately 2" wide and about an inch high. It's just the right size for the air plant that comes with it or for a small succulent to make a corner of your home just a little brighter.

Like everything we do at Gravesco, our air plants are intentionally and ethically sourced. All of our air plants are sustainable farmed in CITES-certified nurseries. Our supplier also gives $1 from every sale to Pencils of Promise which we think is pretty cool.

AIR PLANT CARE from our supplier:

CARING FOR YOUR BRAND NEW AIR PLANTS

Yay, they've arrived! After you've unpacked your plants and spent sufficient time marveling at their unique beauty (and possibly giving them names), give them a good soak in a water bath (submerged in the water) for about 20-30 minutes. Shake gently to remove any excess water, and set in a spot with bright light and good air circulation to dry off. Follow the directions below for ongoing care of your plants.

LIGHT

Air plants should be kept where they'll receive bright, indirect sunlight or under fluorescent home/office lighting. Periods of direct sunlight are just fine, but more than a few hours of hot sun will deplete the plants of their moisture. If your plant will be in a spot with some pretty direct light, try misting them every couple of days to keep them hydrated.

WATER

Air plants live on air, right? Uh, not right! While air plants don't grow in soil, they definitely NEED to be watered. While the plants can survive for long periods of drought, they will not grow or thrive and will eventually die off if water is too scarce. Follow the directions below for watering your plants on a regular basis and they will stay alive and well for quite some time. The good news is that since these plants are very forgiving, you shouldn't stress over their care schedule. There's certainly no need to get a babysitter when you go on vacation.

As a main method of watering your plants, we recommend giving them a thorough rinsing under running water or letting them soak in a bath of water for 20-30 minutes. You can use a bowl, the sink or even the bathtub if you've got a family. After their shower or bath, gently shake the plants to remove any excess water from the base and the leaves, and set out to dry in an area with enough air circulation to dry them out in about 4 hours. If your plants need an in-between watering, misting them with a spray bottle is a great method. A plant in bloom should be rinsed rather than submerged in water, and take care when rinsing the delicate flowers.

HOW OFTEN DO I WATER MY AIR PLANTS?

Your plants should be watered once per week, and 2-3 times is recommended for optimal care. A longer, 2-hour soak is recommended every 2-3 weeks. If you are in a drier, hotter climate, more frequent watering or misting will be needed. You'll begin to notice that after watering, your plant's leaves will feel stiffer and full of water and they'll be softer and lighter in color when they're in need of water. Wrinkled or rolled leaves can be a sign of dehydration.

TEMPERATURE

Air plants will do best in generally warm conditions (a good range is 50-90 degrees Fahrenheit). In frost-free or nearly frost-free climates they can live outside for the entire year. Like most house plants, they can be taken outside on a porch or balcony for the warm season, just don't expose them to temperature or sun extremes. 

GROOMING & AESTHETIC MAINTENANCE

Everyone needs a little grooming once in a while! It is normal for some of the lower leaves of your tillandsias to dry out as the plant grows or acclimates to a new environment, and those leaves can be gently pulled right off of the plant. If the leaf tips have dried out, you can snip the dried tip off (try trimming at an angle to leave a natural-looking pointy tip), and the same can be done for the plant's roots. Don't worry about harming your plants during grooming--they'll regrow.


Skull Bath Bomb - Eucalyptus Spearmint bath bomb Apothecary Skull Bath Bomb - Eucalyptus Spearmint bath bomb Apothecary
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$ 6.00 $ 8.00

Skulls are always in season in our household. Settle in for a quiet moment, candles lit, bathroom door locked, favorite music playing softly, hot tea in your handmade skull mug, a good book and as you finish filling the tub with steaming water drop in the skull bath bomb. Watch it fizzle and spread the mysterious color, release the sweet fragrance of eucalyptus and spearmint then slide into that warm water. Take a few deep breaths and relax. Let your shoulders drop. Roll your head side to side and relieve that tension. 

Sip you tea, wine or whatever and enjoy the luxurious pampering.

I personally like to finish this relaxing soak with an all over massage with a bar of our Spearmint & Rosemary handmade soap as the water starts to cool.

In my tests the bath bomb creates a beautiful purple water that drains cleanly. There was no purple left behind. After a quick wipe down, like I do after every bath, the tub is spotless.  For reference, the tubs in our loft are steel coated with porcelain enamel. There is a small patch spot that I was worried may stain but it has not. This bath bomb is a true luxury.

5oz = 2.25" Diameter  ships shrink wrapped to keep it dry so it doesn't fizz out from humidity. Packaged in a simple organic cotton muslin bag perfect for gift giving.  I love to repurpose the muslin bags by filling them with dried herbs to use later as a bath tea.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Epsom Salt, Coconut Oil, Phthalate-Free Fragrance, Aqua, Polysorbate 80, FD&C Colorant. 

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