I am Kayla Benner and I'm a potter working out of my home studio in Port Colborne, ON. I studied Ceramics at Sheridan College as part of the Craft and Design program, and graduated in 2011. I now make functional pottery, selling my kitchenware online, and in retailers and at markets in the Niagara Region and beyond.
It is important to me that I share what I'm able to with causes I believe in. The most sustainable and long term way for me to do this is to commit a percentage of my sales to these causes. I am committing 2% of all sales annually to charities that I believe can use our help, these may change year to year.
My 2020 commitment will break down as follows:
1% to Black Lives Matter Toronto
1% to the Unist'ot'en Camp
These amounts will be calculated each January based on the previous year's sales and donations will be made by January 31. The value of donations of goods made to raffles, auctions, events, etc. will not be deducted from the annual donation amount.