The bulk of my business up to this point has been through wholesaling. I have never consistently done well with the craft market circuit and so at the end of 2016 I started phasing that out to focus on the wholesale orders that regularly find their way to my inbox. Doing production for wholesale orders is very repetitive which has been a wonderful learning experience that has helped me perfect my wares and figure out what works, what doesn't and what I enjoy making.
Do you own a boutique or online shop? Right now I am doing a final push for production on my 2017 Spring/Summer Collection. If you are interested in ordering before the end of May, submit your shop info on the wholesale page up at the menu bar at the top of this site and I will be sure to get you a copy of current line sheet. These orders will be shipping late June/early July unless the buyer needs them later in the summer. After that I will be focusing on developing new products, officially setting up my business and strategizing on making Forged & Found Pottery my sole source of income. #lifegoals
It's that time of year again!
Join us for our second annual Spring studio open house and sale featuring new work by Maria Louisa Dondero, Regina Mandell, Kerry Steinberg, Allya Maerz, Chona Reyes Leathers & Lori Demosthenes.
Friday, May 5th: 5pm-9pm Opening reception with food by Tim Dondero along with complimentary wine & beer.
Saturday, May 6th: 10am-4pm Pottery sale with coffee & refreshments
For more details & directions click HERE
Also, starting in June, Southern Star Studio will be open to the public the first Saturday of every month 10am-4pm. If you would like to make an appointment to come in any other time to tour the studio or shop the gallery you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
photo credit: Holly Roman
2017 has been a relentless whirlwind! I thought that there may have been a post-holiday pause, a little time to regroup, to start planning for new product design and streamline my line. Instead I have been so very busy with orders! In addition to all of my regular production I have been crunching numbers, figuring out my best sellers and condensing this body of work I have amassed. I also have finally gotten around to setting up a proper mailing list. If you haven't signed up already, please hop over to the subscribe page and do so! I promise this will not be a constant stream of spam. I will most likely be sending out updates, previews, and discount codes, at most, once a month.
And speaking of updates... this weekend there will a big restock in the online shop! Be sure to check it out. Happy Spring friends!
The Empty Bowls Project is a nationwide movement founded by potters. Together with Sarah Kersten, Emily Reinhardt, Helen Levi and with the organization of The Seed & Plate, we are on a mission to raise money for organizations that support the rights of women, minorities, refugees, undocumented immigrants, protestors, the environment…those who need protection now more than ever. The week of the presidential inauguration we gather. Potters across the country donate bowls, chefs and farmers donate food, you donate money and choose a beautiful handmade bowl to take home after using it to dine. We are stronger together.
Empty Bowls Project South
The Old Pal, Athens, Georgia
Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16
Proceeds for this regional event benefit the Athens Immigrants Rights Coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union
To donate bowls:
Locals: drop off bowls to me at Southern Star Studio, 180 Cleveland Ave, Athens GA
Outside of Athens: ship your bowl donation to Erin Wilson, 180 Hillside Street, Athens, GA 30601
***please include a business card if you have one!
It has been sometime! I have been so busy this Autumn with work of all kinds. Lots of custom work, collaborations with local artists and plenty of orders for stores! The past two weeks have been incredibly busy as I am getting down to the wire for holiday production. This is the first year that I am actively trying to amass stock to sell at two upcoming events. So mark your calendars and please join me at the following...
Big City Bread Holiday Market
Thursday December 8th & Friday December 9th
393 N Finley Street in Athens, Ga
Southern Star Studio Open Studio & Holiday Sale
Saturday December 10th & Sunday December 11th
180 Cleveland Avenue in Athens, Ga
Just this past week I updated my shop with some new pieces I have been working on. Also, my wholesale collection has been updated as well. If you are a retail or online shop and interested in carrying some of my new work, please submit your information on the wholesale page of this site. I will be in touch with you quickly with a line sheet. It's been a pleasure having the last month or so as downtime to work on these new ideas. I'm excited to share them and equally excited for the change of seasons.
In an effort to clear out some space in the studio and make room for the new product I am working on I am offering a 25% discount on everything in the shop in a little mid-summer sale. Use the code SUMMERSALE during checkout to get your discount. Sale runs from July 23rd until July 31st. You can browse the Forged & Found stock here!
Stop by the West Broad Farmers Market this Saturday morning. I will be there with my pots this weekend. Hope to see you there!
Friday, May 6th I will be hosting, along with my studio mates, an open house at Southern Star Studio. Please come by and join us for an evening of pottery, wine, small bites and a wonderful group of talented women. We will be open 5-9pm and feel free to stop by anytime during the day on Saturday. The gallery will be open then too!
Fair season is here!
Forged & Found will be taking part of the Indie South Fair's Springtacular taking place in downtown Athens on Saturday Aprinl 30th and Sunday May 1st. Come by and say hello!