Clementine Porcelain is a growing ceramic production company designed to monetize the artifacts of personal expression in the service of alleviating childhood hunger.
We offer one-of-a-kind objects for purchase, as well as production items, in a variety of surfaces and colors.
25% of the net profits from the sale of Clementine Porcelain products are donated directly to The Backpack Program administered by the Food Bank for the Heartland. As our business grows, so will the percentage of profits earmarked for donation.
We chose our daughter's name, Clementine, for our company not only because we think it is lovely but because it means “merciful and compassionate.”
As parents, our goal is to set a good example for our daughter therefore we feel it is imperative that Clementine Porcelain’s mission not only embody compassion, but also center around the act of giving.
With the idea that service, rather than profit, is what matters most, Clementine Porcelain was launched in the Fall of 2012.
By giving to our community while doing something that we love, we hope to inspire our daughter to become the best person she can be. And in the meantime, she’ll keep inspiring us to do the same.
We hope you enjoy our work as much as we do!
Jesse Ross & Tracy Shell
The Plate Project
The Plate Project is both a creative and ethical Clementine Porcelain collaboration.
Functional porcelain plates are cast and bisque fired by us and then decorated by children. The children are given no restrictions so their imaginations can run wild.
Once decorated, the plates are given a clear-coat of glaze and fired again - rendering a functional piece of pottery. After the final firing the decorated plates are offered to the public for purchase.
The idea is to create a context in which kids can make a real contribution to alleviating child hunger in their very own community.
100% of the net profits generated through this line are donated to The Backpack Program administered by the Food Bank for the Heartland.