by Grace Bonney

JustPotters is an incredible group that I’ve been following since 2010. Based in Vancouver, JustPotters is part of the JustWork Economic Initiative that employes locals with physical or mental disabilities, those dealing with homeless or addictions and refugees as well as low-income single parents. It’s a wonderful way to help people in need and allow people like us to support their process by buying beautiful handmade work. I included several of their pieces in my garden markers roundup, but I also wanted to feature these other designs for the tabletop. Each one of these handmade mugs, plates and platters are microwave and dishwasher safe (and lead free) and would be a great addition to any table. Click here to check out and shop the full collection online at Etsy. xo, grace

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  • these are soooo beautiful. i would love to see them on the table at my house! gonna check their site now!

  • That mason jar topper that converts a jar into a bud vase is genius! I didn’t see it on their site, where can I buy that piece?

  • I love the top for the Mason jar with the holes, would love to buy as a party favor for an event I am working on, they seems to be out of them right now, will email them, what is it called? It could be an inexpensive but different centerpiece.Thanks Grace, you are great.

  • yes! I’m so glad you featured them. I have been admiring their stuff (& their story) for quite awhile.

  • They are wonderful. They also have a few other groups, including JustCaterers (I think it’s called) that used to cater all our school functions at my grad school in Vancouver. Their work is quite beautiful. I’m so glad to see them featured here!

  • wow, can’t believe nobody has commented on the patronizing “people like us” comment. What people would that be? Obviously not someone who is low income, or has ever had to leave their home, or has struggled with a disability or circumstance. This comment may be deleted, and I do feel like maybe I’m attacking the author, and I don’t really want to attack the author, but I’m seething, and currently at a loss at how to point this issue out in a polite way. I’ve always felt that design sponge was perhaps a little less elitist that many other design blogs, but wow! thanks for making me feel like I just crashed your exclusive little design party in a perfect world where you all have your s* together and anyone who struggles is of a different breed. Thanks a lot.

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