We are incredibly excited to introduce our community to Anemone Pottery Studio. What started as a one-woman operation out of a spare bedroom has grown to an entire studio based out of owner Chelsea’s home in Constance Bay, just outside Ottawa, Ontario.

We were thrilled when Chelsea chose to collaborate with us. It is very special to be able to shine a light on another female-owned small business—especially one whose passion shines so brightly.

This collaboration blossomed to bring local artisans together and celebrate the art of hand-thrown pottery and hand-poured candles. Together we have created our limited-edition Speckled Clay Vessel Collection filled with our beloved Soy + Coconut Essential Oil Candles. Perfect for gifting or enjoying in your home, cottage, or dwelling.

We believe the beauty of these pieces can live on far beyond their light. Once the candle is finished, you can re-purpose the vessel as a cup, dish, or small planter.

We asked Chelsea to share a little background on what motived her to start Anemone and what drives her passion.

I took my first pottery class in Ottawa back in 2018. The wheel quickly became a place that I could go for myself, to clear my mind and just be. Pottery continues to be a major outlet for me, and a welcome retreat from my job as a public servant.

I focus primarily on wheel-thrown pottery, with an emphasis on functionality and rustic minimalism. As an avid gardener and environmentalist, my pieces are often adorned with hand-painted images from my surrounding environment. I believe that handmade pottery is a representation of slow living and minimalism. Forged from natural materials and shaped by the hands of the maker, each vessel invites us to think about the origin of the piece and how it came to be in our hands.

Anemone was born out of a desire to pursue more meaningful work and practice creativity in my daily life. I am so grateful for your support, which has enabled me to make this craft part of my everyday life.

Anemone's Commitment to Sustainability  

Chelsea places a high degree of emphasis on sustainability and tries to incorporate environmentally conscious practices wherever possible. Some of the ways she achieves this is by sourcing materials locally, using biodegradable and recycled shipping materials, minimizing water usage, limiting firings, and recycling clay.

Please check out Chelsea's website to see her other stunning pieces.