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Did you know that 99.9% of our merchandise in the gallery is made in the USA, Canada and locally? We carry a few lines made in Italy, France, and Spain.

 We have a some items made in Guatemala, India and South Africa which are under the Fair Trade Federation ensuring fair wages and good working conditions.   Some of our lines pay it forward to health, food and global organizations here and around the world.

We also carry many items that are eco friendly, organic and promote social good that are NOT sold on Amazon.

AND many women owned companies!

Here are just a few... but when  you click on the artists category if there is a story to tell we will tell it there. 

Blue Q is a company where   items are made in the USA, India and China, They are located in Massachusetts and  hire a number of people with disabilities.  They are two brothers who treat their employees very well and give back 1% off all sales to Doctors Without Borders and hunger relief programs throughout the world. Since 2014 to date they have donated over $1,000,000  to Doctors Without Borders!!  

Conscious Step Socks-  not only does every purchase empower the causes you care about in support of a better world, we’ve done better at every step in our production process, so you can feel great about your new favorite socks.

https://consciousstep.com/pages/impact

Basic Spirit is made in Canada 

10% OF PROFITS FUND CHARITABLE PROJECTS - PLEASE REFER TO "OUR GIVING"

https://basicspirit.com/our-giving

Thumbprint Hand painted candles

https://www.thumbprintartifacts.com/pages/about-fair-trade-and-our-partners

Laura Zindel

Handmade items are functional works of art, crafted from earthenware and glazed with non-toxic low-fire glazes. These products do not like to be heated and cooled quickly and should not be put in the dishwasher, microwave or oven. These items are designed for food serving only and need to be handled with loving care. They should be hand washed with non-abrasives in warm soapy water. Please read our tips below to insure the long life of your handmade pieces.

Dinnerware items are made from white china and are designed for every day use. They can be put in the dishwasher and the microwave.

Please keep in mind that while our dinnerware is quite durable, it is still made from clay and can be damaged if dropped or knocked about. Often, flaws created during impact will not be detectable immediately. Impact flaws can develop into a crack or break with use over time. The dishwasher is also hard on ceramic surfaces and can dull your pieces over repeated washing. Please consider the tips below to ensure that your dinnerware has a long and shiny life.

Dishwasher: Use a non-abrasive soap low in citric acid. Rinse before loading, avoid stacking, or dinnerware touching during washing.

Wash on gentle cycle.

Microwave: Use the low setting to gently reheat drinks or to warm food for 1-2 minutes. Do not use your dinnerware to cook, defrost food or heat cold beverages directly from the refrigerator. Caution should be taken when heating beverages high in fat such as milk and cream, which will get very hot very quickly in a microwave. Take care in removing items from the microwave they will absorb heat and be hot to the touch.

Oven: We recommend that you only use your dinnerware to warm food. Dinnerware items should not be put in an oven above 450 degrees F and should be warmed and cooled slowly.

*All Laura Zindel ceramics products are food safe and made with non-toxic materials. They are not to be used for food preparation or food storage. Avoid contact with foods high in citric acid and other deep colored foods for long periods of time such as berries or beets.

Store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.

Hand crafted American made art, Artisan made home decor, one of a kind gifts,  custom picture framing, photo restoration service

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