Keeeps was founded by Tamra Booth in March 2020. The online Keeeps store came first, followed by a pop-up shop window display in Marlow in January 2021. Keeeps is run by Tamra and her small but fantastic team, who are based in Berkshire, UK, and who are ever-so-slightly obsessed with handmade UK pottery.
Our pottery is crafted by real working British potters, both emerging designers and established ceramicists. All the pieces are hand-picked by Tamra who travels around the UK visiting studios and curating pottery. The studio pottery we source and design is functional, but it is also to make life pleasurable. Each piece of British pottery is beautiful, some of it quite fun, and most of it, perfect for gifts. All of it is lovingly made and, importantly, handmade and unique.
You can buy online from our collections, or see some of our pottery on display in our Marlow pop-up shop window. We provide personal shopping video calls to demonstrate pottery pieces and help our customers choose gifts. We also offer corporate gifting, wholesale (to restaurants, interior designers and more) and other business services. We aim to have a permanent pottery homeware store by late 2021 with a pottery studio for you to enjoy more hands-on fun and joyful experiences with friends and family.
Keeeps sell all-natural products - clay is literally, fired mud. Our products are made from a no-waste material (unused clay can be recycled into workable clay) which is sustainably and ethically sourced. Whilst not bio-degradable once fired, if buried underground, unlike plastic, pottery does not leech toxins that affect plant growth or ground water.
We recognise that we must do our best to positively impact employees, society, community and the environment:
- We look after our employees and potters
- We encourage and support a screen-free, mindful career and hobby
- We support British industry and homegrown practical skills
- Our packaging and gift wrapping is all biodegradable and reusable
Some of our pottery is made exclusively for Keeeps and some are designs we have worked on with the potter.
We also sell fantastic home pottery kits to help fund art workshops for those in need.
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