The relationship between dirt, water, fire, and what can be made with the human hand is a spiritual experience beyond just pottery. A humbling realization of how important it is to protect these natural elements, starting with our very own community of artisans and farmers. Self-taught artist and owner, Elizabeth Di Prinzio creates handmade ceramics using earth’s elements to bring her modern rustic styled tableware into your home. The mission is to weave ceramics into your daily rituals with a tea bowl or coffee cup that has been touched by real human hands. The company’s latest pieces are designed towards living a zero-waste lifestyle by providing vessels that can be re-used through the years. The company, based in Los Angeles, is made up of four local women who love clay, hand-throw every single cup and honors each-ones unique wabi-sabi (imperfection). The founder says the company is for customers who care about where and how their products are made.
Earth + Element is a brand that strives to focus on handmade products, with a conscious concern for the planet and the creatures we share it with. The company’s eco-approach to daily operations of recycling local clay and shipping is important. All shipments are plastic free using recyclable, biodegradable and or post-consumer material (re-using boxes and peanuts sent to from our vendors). Care instructions have been printed on a packet of wildflower seeds (U.S. customers only) to encourage planting beautiful habitats for bee’s and insects.