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To reduce the use of virgin materials, we partner with other local businesses to reuse their packaging waste. We have invested in our very own cardboard shredder that enables us to turn boxes not fit for shipping into packaging materials that keep your ceramics safe and sound in transit.
Through the installation of an industrial scale solar system on our Pottery Studio in Noosa we are able to harness enough solar energy to power our electric kilns and run the operations side of business. This amazing technology has enabled us to now offer ranges of zero-emission ceramics, like our Solar Fired Cups.
Switching from traditional plastic tape to Signet's eco-friendly alternative (100% recyclable and made from FSC certified kraft paper) means our packaging can be home composted.
We’ve also got best practice waste management systems - including a worm farm!
Pottery For The Planet’s home base is our Noosa Studio. Our business predominantly operates out of Noosa, and the space also serves as a showroom for our collections. This is where the magic happens! A space where we craft, pack stock to send to our host of wholesale stockists and where individuals can come to explore the range in our showroom.
Visit Our Noosa Studio
In order to mitigate the carbon emissions involved in freighting stock from the East Coast to the West Coast, we set up a second Pottery For The Planet studio and showroom in Dunsborough, on Western Australia’s South West coast. We distribute directly from this location to West Australian stockists and retail customers.
The studio itself is manned by Matt Griffiths, who Renton worked with during his pottery traineeship almost 20 years ago! The two have remained closely connected through ceramics since. Matt’s vast knowledge of pottery and creative glazing have produced some of our most-loved glazes, including Coral Dreaming and Midnight On Mars.
Visit The Dunsborough Showroom
Renton’s father, Steve Bishopric, started making pottery in a small space underneath his parents’ house in Auckland while he was at university in the early 1970’s. As his practice continued to grow, he moved to the countryside to pursue a truly alternative and sustainable lifestyle. There, Steve built a wood-fired kiln to supply the thriving New Zealand pottery market at the time.
Doing business in New Zealand connects Renton, as well as Pottery For The Planet, back to some of their roots. We’re also proud to have taken another step in reducing freight emissions by establishing our New Zealand distribution centre, and are so pleased to have Auckland locals running the New Zealand arm of the business.