“I started my company to create ceramics that are made to be interwoven with the scenes of everyday life - inspiring connection and joy in ordinary moments.” - Jenna Archer, founder of Jenna Archer Ceramics
Jenna Archer is the artistic mind behind Jenna Archer Ceramics + Good Things. Calling Calgary home, she has built her brand on making wholesome ceramic goods using earth’s elements to bring you modern tableware. So, gather those closest to you, grab your Crave x Jenna Archer sprinkle mug and let’s create beautiful memories together!
What made you start a ceramics company?
I find working with porcelain a spiritual experience, as there is a meditative and therapeutic quality to the material. I am soothed by the calmness that comes with the repetitive motions of wheel throwing, and by the clay’s suppleness, delicacy and strength, and its ability to be transformed into an object.
I started my company to create ceramics that are made to be interwoven with the scenes of everyday life - inspiring connection and joy in ordinary moments. I hope that one encounters their influence at their every step becoming susceptible to the powers of handcrafted pottery. Ceramics can hold your stories and the stories of generations before, which I think is beautiful.
What sparks inspiration for you?
Spending time in nature exploring and traveling around the world experiencing different cultures inspires my work. For example, my summer fruit mug collection was inspired by summer holidays spent in the Okanagan Valley picking ripe cherries and peaches from the trees, and my tile mug collection was inspired by travelling through Portugal where the buildings are decorated in beautiful ceramic tiles.
What has been your favourite item you’ve created?
Ceramic mugs - I love the opportunity mugs create for making moments solo and shared a little more beautiful.
What is your current local love?
One of my evening rituals after a studio day is to wind down with a hot soak and my favourite Rocky Mountain Soap Company bath products and candles. I love everything they create from their soaps, bath salts, and bath bombs, to their lotions and facial products - all natural and toxin free.
Where can we find out more about you?
You can find more about me on my website jennaarcher.com or Instagram @jennaarchershop - send me a message, as I would love to connect!