Our Story

It all started with a dreamy trip to the desert, open roads and clouds floating by. 

It started somewhere between the mountains and the sky....

 

Hello! 

MY NAME IS LORRAINE

and I began The Porcelain Leopard late 2019 as a space to showcase my own woven and textile wall hangings. 

But an inspired trip to New Mexico kept lingering on my mind.  I has fallen deeply in love with the desert, mountains and all the awe of the Southwest landscape, including all the people and the history.  It was a world far different from the grey winters and green summers of Southwestern Ontario.  My heart truly sung for the first time.

 

And so The Porcelain Leopard changed into a shop that wanted to bring something a bit different to you. 

A space that would inspire and calm at the same time.

A place in between the mountains and the sky, between the desert and the rivers. 

This is an inclusive space that welcomes all, celebrates all, and supports other like-minded small businesses and brands.  It is woman-owned and still sends out hand written packages.  This is a tiny, tiny business where your purchase ALWAYS matters.

where

Respecting people and the planet whenever we can

Many of our items are made by fair trade co-ops, empowering artisans and sharing the same values as us.  Some of them are handcrafted, and some are made by machines.  Some are screen-printed by small businesses and some are designed by other entrepreneurs who have big dreams.

Located in London, Ontario we source items from all over and ship them to you.

Nature Reflecting on Crystal Glass

why

Big dreams require small steps

We've all had a dream that seemed a little too big for the moment, or maybe a global pandemic got in the way?  We believe that small business can and will prevail, and it starts with truly recognizing the value of the items we offer.  You won't find any flashy sales or marked up prices just to tell you it's on sale again.   We charge the BEST and FAIREST price to ourselves, the makers and most importantly YOU.  If you're looking for perks, sign up and subscribe to our mailing list!  We will send out the occasional deal just for our fans!