The mission of Pinto Projects is to accent the modern home with timeless, carefully-considered, functional wares using the best tools that I know how – my hands.

Pinto was founded in 2019 by self-taught potter Emmalee Madden (that's me!). After working for several years as a graphic designer, I realized I had always found my solace with ceramics and recognized a demand for simple, durable, handmade wares with a high level of attention to craftsmanship. Each piece I design and produce is informed by minimal design aesthetic and the beautiful nature abundant on the West Coast of Canada.

My pieces go through an eight step process (not including carefully packaging and sending out to you!). Each step is handled with the utmost care and attention to detail to ensure a beautifully refined final product.

1. Wedging/Clay Prep
2. Throwing
3. Trimming
4. Attaching Handles/Joining
5. Bisque Firing
6. Sanding & Washing
7. Glazing
8. Final Firing

Orders are sent out for shipping typically within 5 business days via Canada Post. Please allow 12 weeks for pre-order items. Local pickup is available for orders on the Sunshine Coast, BC. Select local pickup shipping option in checkout, and I will email you to arrange a time for pickup/delivery.

All sales are final. If the item(s) you ordered arrive damaged, it breaks my heart! I am happy to arrange replacements once emailed detailed photos.

I'm not taking custom orders at this time. Thank you for your interest!

If you need to get in contact for any reason, please email me at