We’re proud to support our local economy through joint events with Edmonton businesses and collaborations with local artists.
At Oak and Earth, sustainability is at the center of everything we do. On top of our tree planting project with One Tree Planted, we have plans with Virtuoso Solar to install solar panels that will offset the energy consumed by our kiln. These panels will offset CO2 production by 11,000 kg each year.
The ceramics for all our pipes are proudly handmade in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The real wooden collars used in the Mahuta ceramic water pipe and Sherlock ceramic pipe are salvaged and shaped by A&D Woodturning in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Our borosilicate glass down-stems, and bowls are hand-blown by Calgary artist, Nick Baldock.
We always include a natural element in the design of all our ceramic pipes and ceramic water pipes to serve as a reminder of our environmental values.
Our ceramic pipes start as 3D prints. These models are then molded in plaster. Liquid clay, or "slip", is poured into the molds and poured out after about an hour. The length of time the slip is left in the plaster mold will determine the thickness of the figures walls.
At this stage, the clay body is called "greenware" and needs to be trimmed and cleaned up by hand. The pipes are then bisque fired in our kiln reaching temperatures of 990 degrees Celsius. At this stage, the pipes are finally ready for some colour.
We mix our glazes and apply them carefully by hand using a spray gun. The pipes are fired a final time, this time reaching temperatures of 1200 degrees Celsius so the glaze will bond with the clay.
The salvaged wood collar is adhered to the necks of our pieces, glass is added, and everything is packaged with 100% biodegradable materials.
Head of Design - CEO
Founder of, and product designer for Oak and Earth. Nick has been working in the cannabis industry since he graduated from the U of A with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2014.
Nick has a deep appreciation of nature and spends his time away from work in the mountains whenever possible. He truly believes climate change is the greatest challenge humanity faces today and hopes Oak and Earth can help in some small way.
Annie is a specialist with 13 years of International experience in International Business Strategy and Development, holding a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from London, England of International Business.
Having travelled to more than 15 countries possessing several years of International exposure in developing business strategies, she believes in the vision of the company and is confident about the innovative designs that Oak and Earth Creations have brought into the industry and looks forward to achieving great heights for Oak and Earth Creations.
Head of Production
Tom is a passionate self-taught ceramic artist that has developed skills in slip-casting over the past year. Before pottery, Tom was working with glass glazing. His time away from the studio is spent hiking, canoeing, and shark cage diving. A real outdoorsman that loves to bring natural elements into his ceramic works with Oak and Earth
Business Development - Social Media
Originating from Toronto, Ontario, with a decade of experience in Business Development and Marketing before settling down her roots in Parkland County, Alberta.
When she’s not getting lost in the woods, kayaking and camping Erika is exploring innovative ideas and methods to her industry knowledge.
Erika is thrilled to be a part of the Oak and Earth family applying a hands-on approach, creating meaningful, lasting relationships, and bringing on creative solutions to drive sales and ensure the best possible experience for all.
Michelle has over 10 years of sales and marketing experience in the Liquor and Tobacco industry, including 4 years with Edmonton's most cutting edge cannabis culture shop.
She is the friendly, knowledgeable host of Oak and Earths events, in-store pop-ups and is dedicated to executing on Oak & Earth's mission to remain environmentally responsible.
She loves practicing yoga and tending to her plants.
Studio Assistant - Inventory management
Donnie started working with Oak and Earth for inventory management but has begun developing his own skills in the ceramic space and assists Tom with production.
Donnie is interested in dirtbiking, golfing, and high-powered pellet guns.