I hope this post finds you and your family happy and healthy at home.
We're living in a strange time.
I find myself enjoying my time at home while also caught in the staggering reality of why I'm home to begin with. I'm thinking of each and everyone of you and your families.
Here in Greensboro, North Carolina we began our Stay-at-Home order yesterday evening. In an abundance of caution, for weeks now Kim and I have only traveled to our private studio and back home.
We've begun settling into this new normal and I'm feeling abundantly filled with creativity and appreciation for you, my strongest supporters and fans who continue to make this dream business of mine possible.
We decided before the Stay-at-Home order to eliminate even our studio trips for now. We brought our most basic studio set-up home to the good ol' garage studio. If you've followed for years you know this is familiar territory for us.
From 2009 until February 2018 we worked and ran our entire growing business from our garage studio. Magazine features were shot there. Thousands and thousands of orders were fulfilled. All from a humble garage.
I still don't know how we did that. But we did! And I'm leaning on that foundation as we scale back and go leaner right now.
On that note, as we’re out of our usual studio routine and adjusting to this new normal right there with you all, this may be the last “normal” collection for a while.
As I shared in my last email, I will be painting with the goal of sharing my oil and watercolor works with you this spring (you should see all the canvas and paints I stocked up on!) and I'll be working on small ceramic editions fired in my tiny garage kiln-- the same kiln that I started this business with in 2009!
A few other important notes:
We’re still shipping as orders are placed.
Our ceramics are strong and durable and easy to sanitize with a disinfecting wipe or warmed in the oven to approx. 250 F, or washed with soap and water. (As always don't rigorously scrub that real 22k gold, but a gentle wipe is fine!)
Set those alarms on Monday, 3/30 for noon EST. I only made 7 bowls and my last collection of Lemon Platters sold out in a few hours! If you have your eye on a serving bowl, don't hesitate!
We appreciate your support through this time so much!! I can’t wait to share these stunning bowls with you on Monday at noon EST.