Let's talk about the new Pre-Order Shop here on the site. Ever want something that's sold out? That can be such a frustrating experience. Our old process was to encourage you to wait for the product to come back in stock. That was also pretty frustrating. Then comes the waiting.. and the waiting.. and maybe that thing you loved never comes back.
Keeping up with demand is one of the biggest problems we've had over the years in this handmade ceramic business. Yes, it's a good problem to have in theory... but we're also a very customer centered business prioritizing your satisfaction and support above all, so this "good problem" never sat well with us. Here's something actually good-- a solution.
Thank you all for supporting our growing studio this year! 2018 was big year of growth for us and we couldn't have done it without you! From moving into our very first commercial space 10 months ago, to hiring our first employee (hi Caroline!), and my new venture, The Studio Source cofounded with my friend (and incredibly talented oil painter, Allie Dattilio) this year has been filled to the brim with possibility. I can't wait to continue developing these potentials in 2019!
To celebrate our growth and prepare the shelves for all the new designs coming in 2019 we're running a 30% off sale on all orders $50 and up! Use code: ENDOFYEARTREAT at checkout to enjoy your special treat! Shop here! (Code ends 12/31/2018 at 11:59 PM EST.)
Just like every year, with the closing of a year comes the retirement of some designs. If there's something in stock that you've had your eye on all year now is the perfect time to make those coveted pieces yours before they're gone for good!
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Happy Holidays! Our 2018 limited edition handmade porcelain ornaments have hit the shop shelves!! This year's ornament designs are all about celebration and joy! I'm thrilled with the final result and the design process that lead us to these festive bottles of bubbly decked out in real 22k gold!
I began designing our 2018 ornaments over six months ago, and had more than a dozen variations throughout the prototyping process. Usually my design process is quicker, with fewer iterations but I was stumped on our 2018 ornaments. Admittedly, it's been a challenging year. We moved into our first commercial space in February and there has been a steep learning curve with that move. We took on overhead where we'd previously had none, hired our first employee, took on payroll, and the process of training our studio assistant all in a single blink. Turns out that's a lot to do at once. Duh, right? Then add into the equation that my commercial designs with Anthropologie are maturing, and we're working in the studio to keep our handmade line consistent yet fresh enough that it's exciting for us to make and for you to collect. Oh, and I started a brand new business, The Studio Source an online artist community with my friend and fellow artist, Allie Dattilio.
Okay so it was a big year with a lot of change, and I felt deeply in that change when I was designing. I think it's important to design work that truthfully resonates with my reality, trends I'm seeing, reactions I'm having in the present. How could I create an ornament that symbolized 2018... but in a positive, celebratory way? After all the changes are all good! They're big goals years in the making that were finally hit, and passion driven hardwork for future growth. Sure there challenging, and even hard at times but these are moments to celebrate! I can't think of a better way to have spent a year when I look at it that way.
Then it hit me: Bubbly. That's exactly the purpose champagne serves! We pop champagne to celebrate hard efforts that finally broke through to achievement! We deserve to celebrate, both the joy of the holiday season and our efforts this year!
Bubbly Ornaments are available in a classic green, black, and 22k gold Champagne bottle, and a rose pink, white, and 22k gold Rosé bottle! I hope you'll love them and their meaning just as much as I do! Click to shop here!
Art and design lovers this one's for you! I've joined two of my favorite brands, Chairish and Jojotastic to create a truly spectacular giveaway to celebrate reader appreciation over on Joanna's site, Jojotastic! I'm a longtime fan of Joanna's and we've even become friends in real life over the years, taking turns hosting each other in our homes for visits despite living on opposite sides of the country. The internet can seriously introduce you to amazing people you'd otherwise never know!