FUNDRAISER ~ Orca Cups!! 15% of sales is donated to the Center for Whale Research to support the study and conservation of SRKW.



MADE to ORDER: please allow 4 WEEKS production time

These cups are an ongoing fundraiser for The Center for Whale Research, with 15% donated for the work they do in the study and conservation of the Southern Resident killer whale population in the Pacific Northwest.

I was moved to action in summer 2018 when our beloved J Pod suffered the loss of a calf who failed to thrive. Her grieving mother Tahlequah (J35) pushed the calf along for an unprecedented 17 days, losing pace with her pod and endangering her own life. J50, also known as Scarlet, spent the summer battling infection and starvation - she is now presumed dead. The Salish Sea's resident Orcas are in trouble from chemical and noise pollutants to a lack of salmon.

This fundraiser cup reflects healthy waters, a healthy pod and the hope that we humans can work to be better stewards of this home we share. Together we’ve raised and donated over $2500 (and counting) through the sale of these cups!

Please note: this listing if for a single cup, they are $40 each.
100% handmade, food and dishwasher safe - these handle-less cups are about 4 inches tall and hold roughly 12oz.

This price includes free domestic shipping, please message me for international shipping quotes. If you'd like to do no-contact pick up from my home studio in Tacoma, WA use coupon code "PICKUP" at checkout to remove the built-in shipping costs.

For more on the Center for Whale Research, or to make a direct donation:

Whale Photos: Michael Weiss / Center for Whale Research

© Downing Pottery, 2022

Shipping from United States

Processing time

4 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I'm taking custom order work on a very limited basis. Get in touch with your request and I'll let you know what I can do.

Sizing details

These pieces are handmade and the clay shrinks 12-15% so there is variation, but you'll find size approximations in each listing. I do not offer custom sizing.

Wholesale availability

No wholesale at this time.

Packing Materials

I source as much recycled packing material as possible, with peanuts, bubble wrap and paper from several local small businesses. I buy all of my boxes new, from a nearby manufacturer.

Pick up options

All prices include free domestic shipping. I do offer a discount for no-contact, pick up from my home studio in Tacoma, WA. If interested, please use coupon code "PICKUP" at checkout and I'll be in touch as soon as your order is ready!

This cup is amazing! I also ordered the Tacoma mug for my friend and her girlfriend who just moved to tacoma together. Both so cute and such high quality. Will definitely order again from this shop!

what a wonderful holiday present for our neighbor girls! Thank you Sarah for getting to this right away with a special turquoise base color! My favoritte etsy seller!

It's perfect! Thank you so much. So beautiful!

Love these - and some of the proceeds go to support whale conservation efforts which makes them even better! Shop owner was incredibly helpful and accommodating. Will definitely be back. :)