SUN DRENCHED. OCEAN KISSED. ISLAND BORN
Our keepsakes come directly from the hands of Bahamian artisans and designers. We curate the finest in local crafts to give you mementos that bear the authenticity of care, craftsmanship, and uniqueness.
“When the Ocean waves, wave back.”Lisa Codella – Chief of the Reef at Coastal Mojo & Studio Potter, 143 Pottery
Our Creative Mantra
This is a reminder that we are a part of nature, we don’t just observe it. A belief that we should not take for granted the beauty that surrounds us, nor should we abuse it. Rather, we should engage in an ongoing conversation that delights in the gifts our Creator has given us, and in so doing, strive to be good and proper earth neighbors and caretakers of our space in this place.
We seek creative ways to upcycle as a practice in our craft and to use repurposed materials for shipping whenever possible. We are always on the lookout for materials that are non-toxic and eco-friendly, and we strive to choose suppliers who feel the same.
Do no harm
We have a “no live-harvesting” policy in our creative practice. Millions of ocean species are endangered today partly due to the souvenir industry. At Coastal Mojo, we remind ourselves of the beauty of living on or near the beach by preserving and protecting the creatures whose very existence gives us such joy. Whether sand dollars, sea urchins, starfish, coral, or shells, we are committed to celebrating their beauty without wanton destruction of their environment or their individual lives.
Cultural Clarity & Individual Integrity
We see the creation of Bahamian art and gifts as a way to share our culture and heritage with each other and with the world at large. We do this by reclaiming our culture as a priceless asset and not succumbing to the dilution of our culture through a shortsighted pursuit of quick commercial gains. In our studio practice, we create with the intention of honoring our past and drawing on our historical legacy and heritage. This is done while acknowledging that legacies thrive when they are also allowed to breathe, grow and be inspired by our current lived experiences. Hence, we are dedicated to encouraging the development of the individual creative voice so that it is clear “Bahamian” comes in many flavours!