Porcupine Ceramics began in 1994 as a small home pottery and has grown in size to occupy a large studio at The Mohair Mill in The Crags, South Africa. Manufacturing hand crafted ceramic items inspired by the art and animals of Africa and using the ancient Japanese firing method of "Raku" to achieve an exciting crackled effect created by the rapid cooling of the glaze after being lifted out of an extremely hot kiln, causing the glaze to shrink and to stretch opening fine cracks that are defined by carbon infiltration while smoldering in a firepit smothered with wood shavings.

Each Raku ceramic is packed into a polyurethane foamed pack for maximum protection during transportation.

The Porcupine artisans drawn from the nearby rural settlement in The Crags have been trained and mentored to develop skills that support their livelihoods.