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Dating back centuries ago, pottery has always been a popular form of artistic expression and has played a critical role in creating a captivating space. Functional pottery is beautiful in both form and function, purpose and practicality. 

While there aren’t many rules when it comes to expressing your personality and style through pottery, one thing’s for certain –  it shouldn’t be stored away in a cupboard. Don’t know where to start? We’ve asked artists, from Lake Tahoe, CA all the way to Orlando, FL, to share their best functional pottery ideas to complete your home this new year.

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It's that time of year when people keep saying "it's that time of year" you know what that means... holiday shopping. As an eco-conscious person, I try not to buy stuff for myself or others that isn't needed, but sometimes it's nice to #treatyoself or a friend to a special present. So...if you are shopping for prezzies this holiday season, I encourage you to shop small, thoughtfully, and woman-owned. Check out some of my favorites below that offer vegan options for the animal lover in your life.

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Digital Retail Partners (DRP), a Shopify-certified integrated design and marketing agency, was looking for a team event that could accommodate their remote team that spans from RI to TX, and allow them to unwind with a mindful group activity during the busy holiday season. Enter Pottery with a Purpose.

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One of the most important initiatives of  Pottery with a Purpose is to create a more eco-friendly way to DIY. Every kit includes consciously-sourced materials and a  guide to learn to dispose of or upcycle your packaging after the creative work is done. Sustainable products are not just for the food or beauty industry, but also the arts and crafts niche. Keep reading to discover ways to support our planet with sustainable DIY ideas, gifts and enter our latest giveaway.
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After work, Recurly took time to unwind as a company and learn a new skill with a virtual pottery workshop. They learned to create an air dry clay vase to hold faux plants. In the spirit of spooky season, participants were also given the option - and taught to make - an air dry clay pumpkin that will last for years to come!

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The Strategic Growth team at Toast was looking for a team event that could accommodate their remote team that spans from Massachusetts to Illinois. Enter Pottery with a Purpose.
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Pottery with a Purpose (PwaP) teamed up with Wyllo, a curated women's boutique in Boston's South End/SOWA, for an evening of learning about pottery and creating one-of-a-kind ceramic hanging planters.

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Pottery with a Purpose (PwaP) teamed up with Love Child, an experiential event + retail space in South Boston for an evening of clay, cocktails + conversation.

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Bergmeyer, a Boston-based design collaborative, hosted a 'back to the office' event and celebration of their one year "brandiversary" using Pottery with a Purpose kit's detailed, beginner-friendly instructions to host their own self-paced, in-person event.

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Walker Edison, a furniture and décor company, has a strong focus on people and culture. For their quarterly team-building activity, the marketing department teamed up with Pottery with a Purpose for a hybrid pottery workshop where they connected with coworkers near + far (someone called in from Peru!), and learned to create + decorate air dry clay pinch pots.
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Pottery with a Purpose (PwaP), teamed up with Laura Ahrens of Laura Ahrens Yoga, for an evening of pottery + yoga practice at the gorgeous Larz Anderson Park. This specialty workshopbegan with pranayama (breathwork) and meditation practice with Laura to get participants' creative juices flowing. After meditation, participants enjoyed a pottery workshop with during which they learned to make a special yoga-related creation to support their practice.

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Pottery with a Purpose was superrr excited to partner with two awesome Boston-based, woman-owned businesses for our first in-person ticketed pottery workshop. Hosted by Uvida Shop in partnership with Girlfriends Boston, attendees enjoyed a Saturday evening of drinks, bites, making new friends and playing with clay to create vases and footed boob planters.

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