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).
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 burning bowl 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.
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.
The vintage skull medical etching captured my interest years ago. Putting it on one of our signature large travel mugs just made sense. Vintage medical illustrations inspired me as a young artist and for quite some time I thought I wanted to be a medical illustrator. Life took loads of different turns, all of which were certainly interesting and instead of a medical illustrator I had a long career in corporate retail before discovering my love of clay.
Each handmade ceramic travel mug holds approximately 16 ounces of your favorite beverage. Yes, we made them for coffee initially but heck, during a pandemic I'm not going to judge if you use it for wine, whiskey or whatever you want.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
The 100% silicone lid fits tightly so that as you use it, and the silicone stretches a bit, your lid will continue to be drip free!
We always offer $5 flat rate shipping on all orders in the continental United States.
We run a transfer firing once a week so if we don't have the mug in stock, we'll ship it within 2 weeks!
Gravesco Pottery resident ceramic artist, Ryan Van Hoy, has made a limited edition batch of his favorite everyday mug in a high fire stoneware. The gas fired pottery showcases the variation and serendipity of his classic white glaze.
Each mug is uniquely made and while they are a family that goes together, they are not quite identical as each one has the characteristics showcasing the handmade nature and unique firing results from the gas flame and reduction atmosphere in the kiln.
Measures 3.5" high x 3.5" diameter x 5.5" across with the handle.
Holds approximately 12-13 ounces
Microwave and Dishwasher Safe.
Ryan creates unique pottery in small batches. When these are gone, they may never be made again.
You read that right. This is an artist’s choice mug selection. One of the Gravesco Pottery artists will choose a mug for you from the new Loft Collection. Each mug is unique and will be a lovely surprise in your post.
Working in a production pottery studio where we make the same forms day after day allows us to hone our skills on specific details that make our pottery identifiable as our own. At some point, though, we need to just have some fun! The Artist’s choice mugs are a fun exercise in playfulness. We start with a stack of prepared clay, all the same size, with the intent of making no two mugs exactly the same.
Each mug holds approximately 16 ounces of your favorite hot or cold beverage. They are microwave and dishwasher safe. The clay is a rich shade of tan and the glaze is a crisp white that just allows the edges of the marks in the clay to show through. Every mug has Rebecca’s signature handle that is pinched just so as it is made so your fingers rest right where hers do. It’s like holding hands but you won’t catch the cooties from it.
We appreciate that you’re about to allow us to choose a new favorite mug for you!
Sometimes simple really is the best choice. As much as we love lush imagery and layers of texture, there is nothing quite like a simple white tumbler that can become an accessory to your entire day.
It took years to find the exact method for fitting a 100% pure silicone travel lid successfully. It’s a tight fit that will prevent leaks and if you’d like to see how they fit, you can check it out on my IGTV where I do a little tutorial video of how to put the lids on these babies to keep your coffee in your ceramic tumbler and not on your favorite tshirt.
Each wheel thrown travel tumbler is made with our favorite tan speckled clay and glazed with a classic white glaze that will go with everything for years to come.
Just in case you’re concerned, we have to say we haven’t yet found a cupholder it won’t fit in.
The small Modern Traveler holds approximately 10 oz of your favorite hot or cold beverage.
The Large Modern Traveler holds approximately 12-13 oz of your favorite hot or cold beverage.
If you like your drink super hot, you may want to add a silicone heat resistant band for $2. I personally don’t drink my coffee quite that hot but am aware plenty people do and I don’t want you to burn your hands if that’s you.
The vintage penguin has amused and delighted me for years. Nothing says cold weather and enjoying the simple things like sipping your favorite beverage from your new favorite accessory - the Penguin Travel Tumbler.
The 100% silicone lid allows you to take this on the go without dribbles or drips but the tumbler is just as delightful without the lid for sipping at home.
Each handmade ceramic penguin travel tumbler holds 8-10 ounces, is dishwasher and microwave safe. The image is permanent.
Did you know that the original Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck was illustrated by a woman and published in 1909? It makes me so happy to know that in a time when women were not taken seriously as artists that Pamela Coleman Smith was able to illustrate and publish something so enduring. It's still the most popular tarot deck in English speaking countries.
The handmade pottery Queen of Wands Tarot Travel Tumbler holds approximately 16-18 oz of your favorite beverage with a 100% silicone lid to keep your contents in the cup and curious kitty paws out.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
The silicone lid is flexible enough to turn inside out for a good cleaning with hot soapy water. The lid will fit tightly when you first receive it - that is by design. As you use your lid more it will stretch and we want to make sure it continues to fit well!
We fire one kiln a week with image transfers. If the mug is not in stock it will be shortly! Please allow 1-2 weeks for us to complete your mug for shipping.
As always we offer $5 flat rate shipping on all orders in the continental United States.