Between, crafting, teaching, blogging, work and now owning a shop, I hope I can juggle everything gracefully.
Before I tell you the great exciting news, a lesson to learn:
A Life Lesson for Opening a Business
My shop has been opened for a month or two, and considering the inventory it had, I got an OK viewing audience. But with no sales, and little interest (and a similar real life situation currently happening) I realized a slow, gradual opening is never the way to go.
They say “Start Small”, but they’re talking in the grander scheme of things. So, whether you’re opening a Pizzeria or a cyberstore, THINK BIG!
As my dad always says, “No Pain, No Gain”, so I’ve stocked up and scheduled a grand opening SALE!!! That’s right! A TWO-WEEK event starting April 2, 2013: all shoppers will receive 20% OFF every item!
My shop’s name is Mellow With a Punch. I had asked my friend Trevor how he would describe me and that’s what he came up with. Not only does that phrase fit me like a glove, but it’s the personality in my work as well.
My shop features ceramic objects, and paper goods including artist books, prints and hand-bound journals! Click the photos to below to be linked to the item in my store!
Whether you need a little something to brighten your day, or a gift for a friend, my shop has just what you need!
Here are 4 (of 25) glazed houses from my slip casting tutorial! I’m going to make hundreds and eventually sell them, but for now you can ogle. (I learned that word from crossword puzzles. GO ME!)
Over a year ago I began this post. And did an awful job. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
Anyway, between then and now: I made a bunch, gave them away to my classmates, made some more and sold them at the Degenerate Craft Fair this past December. I also have sets being sold in my Etsy Shop, Mellow With a Punch.
I also updated my photo technology, so my documentation on all of my bottles is limited.
Below are a few photos of the collection sold at the DCF. More photos and details on pricing can be found at my store on Etsy. If you would like to purchase bottles, or have a set custom made please feel free to contact me via Facebook or Etsy.