AS Batle (graphite pencils) Inspired by his reverence of Nature and informed by his formal studies in Art and Science, San Francisco artist, Angelio Batle has created innovative sculptural writing implements. Natural graphite and smudge resistant compounds are fused in specialized forms under intense pressure. Handcrafted, using new and old world techniques, each piece is meticulously fashioned using the innovative methods that Batle originated. Any part of the pencil writes, while resists staining your hands.
We are a family owned and operated business located in Greenfield, IN just 20 miles east of Indianapolis. We started out working from the house garage in 1990, and expanded into our workshop in 2004. Now creative and functional wooden kitchenware is our primary pursuit and joy. We source our wood locally, sometimes milling the wood ourselves from recovered storm damaged trees. We love our local woods and we want to bring the colors and the warmth, depth, and feel of our native woods to your kitchen for you to enjoy as much as we do!
Olive of Chattanooga
All of our balsamic comes from Modena, Italy. Our extra virgin olive oil, flavored olive oil, and truffle oil comes from all over the world including Greece, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Uruguay & other countries known for superior quality.
While you can purchase most of our oil and balsamic in two different sizes, we are first and foremost a tasting room. We want the “Olive Chattanooga Experience” to be fun for all ages. Bring your family, friends, or special someone to enjoy tasting the 50+ flavors or varietal oil and balsamic that we offer to the public for FREE each day that we are open. Come in and find your favorite or mix flavors to make a unique dressing, marinade, glaze, ice-cream topping, or whatever else you decide you’d like to use it for. Try our extra virgin olive oil or balsamic to create a signature dish that will be sure to impress. That is what we enjoy most about our tasting room ….everyone can be creative and tailor anything specifically to their own liking. With so many different options, there is something for everyone here at Olive Chattanooga.
Fourteen years ago, husband-and-wife team Geoff Weiser and Suji Meswani left their jobs in the corporate world to chase their dream of working together. With backgrounds in graphic design and product development, they put together a plan to launch their own product line, Skeem Design. The couple creates sophisticated products with a focus on design and a mission to eliminate unnecessary packaging. Many of the products have containers that are reusable. Match bottles can be refilled or repurposed to hold a single flower stem. When finished burning, Field Jar candles can be used to showcase a found specimen. Axiom candles become modern whiskey glasses, and Print Block candles are great for holding desk, bathroom, and kitchen items. The designs are inspired by their travels and their collection of old books and ephemera. The soy-based candles and match bottles are handmade in small batches in the USA.
Alchemy Spice Company has been producing artisan spice blends since 2003. Ground weekly from 95% whole ingredients (and free of MSG, anti-caking agents, and fillers), Alchemy spices are an excellent example of how a fresh product equates to a flavorful product. Finding no clean, vivacious blends on the grocery shelves, Jessica and Christian Chevalier opened Alchemy in a 10’ x 10’ corner of a working bakery, then spent weekends traveling a loop of farmers’ markets—Nashville, Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Knoxville—spreading the Alchemy message: with the right spice, healthy and delectable cooking doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Acquired in early 2009 by Warren Stanko, Alchemy maintains the same artisan, small-batch methodology on which it was founded. After the toasting of seeds and berries, Alchemy blends are assembled, ground, and bottled by hand. Alchemy looks forward to expanding its reach with Foodzie, sharing the tastes of Alchemy with new palates and markets.
BT Wood Products started out in 1988 as British Traditions. The initial scope of the company was the manufacturer of antique reproduction furniture. Over the years we replicated furniture and cabinetry by reverse engineering old pieces from clients as well as antique stores and swap meets. It has been our goal to also achieve the aged look and feel of furniture that has never been refinished. We took these techniques to an art form not found anywhere else.
Since successful companies stay successful through growth by diversity, we have followed that formula to a T. Our growth has been achieved through expansion of our product lines to include kitchen and bath cabinets, bookcases, hand carvings and all things wood. From the additions to our knowledgeable sales force, customer service, technology, and the additions of both skilled craftsmen, as well as a policy of continued improvement by training employees and promoting from within, we feel that we have what it takes to be the premier wood shop in the country.
Since 1962, Greenwich Bay Trading Co. has been formulating and crafting luxurious vegetable soaps and spa essentials enriched with botanical butters, essential oils and natural extracts. From our roots in creating custom products for historic, New England inns, we have grown to offer luxury soaps, spa products and amenities to hospitality and retail businesses throughout the United States and abroad.
We offer a full collection of private-label soaps, spa essentials and guest room amenities to inns, B&Bs and distinctive lodgings searching for luxurious products that, not only pamper their guests, but reflect their unique style. We manufacture private-label soaps and spa products for companies ranging from local shops to national and international brands in the luxe and natural markets. More recently, we created a fresh signature collection of luxurious shea butter soaps and spa essentials for specialty shops, boutiques and spas—introducing new formulations, scents and products that add a little elegance to every day.
All the while, Greenwich Bay Trading Co. has remained a family-owned and operated business. Our in-house team combines traditional methods with leading expertise and craftsmanship, shepherding each product from conception to delivery from our North Carolina soap factory. As a result, we offer products factory-direct at substantial cost savings and with small minimum quantities, making luxury uncommonly affordable.
La Jaquard Francais
50% Cotton – 50% Linen
Orchid, Fuchsia, Cassis
Pré de Provence
Created from the finest of natural ingredients, Pré de Provence product are meticulously fashioned in Provence by French artisans following traditions established generations ago. We find our inspiration here, where fields of lavender, wild flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables, and the fresh sea air abound. Extreme pride and care is the foundation for everything we create, upholding the quality, artistry and authenticity demanded of products “Made in France”.
Appalachian Bee has been providing artisan honeys and natural skincare products since 2001. We only use the finest ingredients in all our products while using good manufacturing practices.
We are located in Ocoee, Tennessee, near the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in Polk County. Our county is mostly National Forest, and the Ocoee River Rafting that takes place near us is some of the best whitewater rafting in the United States.
Chattanooga Candle Co.
Chattanooga Candle Co. was started in 2015 by a Chattanooga native. Our company focuses on creating high quality handmade soy candles. We sell more than just candles, we offer our customers an experience that exceeds their expectations. We take pride in our attention to detail and always strive to offer more. We want you to create memories with our candles so that every time you light them you relive happy moments again and again. Thank you for taking the time to visit our page! Please visit our website for our complete product line:
In 1986, Hillhouse Naturals Farm began growing herbs and everlasting flowers on our farm in Kentucky. During the early years we began to make a line of handcrafted gifts such as garlands, wreaths and ornaments inspired by the garden.
Based in Western Ky, the Hillhouse Naturals family business began over 30 years ago as a small home collection sold at local markets. We are proud to say that all of our products are made on the Hillhouse Naturals Farm in Kentucky. Our team of women-who do everything from pouring candles, making potpourri and packing up orders-aren’t just employees, they are family. Most live in the neighborhood and many of them have been with us for years, if not decades. Whenever possible, we also use local and natural ingredients. This lets us both help protect the environment and maintain total control over quality. Take for example our soy wax candles. They not only burn “cleaner” and longer than paraffin wax, they are also made with locally grown soybeans. When we say local, we mean really local, they come from the farm of the owner’s son-n-law. Our informedly initiatives also include boxes manufactured using Wind power, recycled paper and organic soy inks.
Our philosophy remains a simple one: Quality products made with care. Everything from the formulas to the packaging is designed and produced in-house to maintain the absolute quality and beauty Hillhouse is known for.
The KBK Leather Journal is one of our more fun and festive leather journals. The KBK leather journal is Rustico’s only journal that can be found cropping up in vivid colors! It is great for first time ‘writers’. The fun colors also make this leather journal easy to spot among other items and is exclusive to Rusitco. If you wish to personalize your leather journal above and beyond the fun color you select, add a personalized inscription!
Each KBK Leather Journal is 5.75″ by 8.25″ in size and contains 192 lined pages. It comes with a durable stud closure. You can choose from the 5 vibrant color options. Enjoy the quality and uniqueness the leather KBK Journal brings to the world of writing!
You can also customize your KBK Leather Journal. Personalize for yourself or a friend by having a name, or special date laser engraved using Garamond font on the bottom right corner on the front cover!
The Rustic House Candles
The Rustic House Candles specializes in highly scented, natural candles. Thier extensive research and experimentation of raw materials for candle making have led to the creation of the perfectly scented candle. Rustic House Candles’ main goal is to always provide a strong, long lasting, and environmentally friendly candle. Uniting traditional and modern design, they created a classic look that complements virtually any decor. By working with industry’s finest perfumers, they are able to create an exclusive and unique candle line. Each candle is hand poured to ensure the finest quality. Their fragrant candles are the final touch to call your house a home.
Chic Rustique is a small import company based in Middleburg, Virginia. Having always cherished the allure of Paris and the French countryside, we began importing the treasures found during our European travels. We hope you discover the same joy and inspiration in our product line that we are so fortunate to have found.
Hoff & Pepper
Hoff & Pepper is a Chattanooga based business that produces Hoff Sauce, your everyday hot sauce™. Hoff Sauce is the brainchild of Aaron Hoffman – a man obsessed with making hot sauces, chili powders, and other chile goods since 2013. Hoff’s biggest challenge was to create the perfect hot sauce to kick up the flavor of everything from your morning eggs to sandwiches, salads, pizza, burgers, poultry, fish, casseroles, tacos, err….you get the picture. It couldn’t only be spicy, it had to be pleasantly tangy, flavorful, and fresh…elevating your food instead of covering it up. We think he has nailed it so that’s all we sell right now. Why mess with perfection?
Winner of-2016 & 2017 NYC Awards
1st Place Louisiana Hot Sauce 2 years in a Row
2nd Place Best Chipotle Sauce
1st Place best package design
My Personal Credo
I live and have raised my family in Franklin, Tennessee. In 1988 I received a Master of Architecture degree from Georgia Tech. After getting my fill of historic preservation and designing custom homes, I felt it was time to make a change. I knew it had to be something creative!
One night, I had a unique conversation with my daughters teenage babysitter at a time in her life when she was trying her best to figure herself out. The conversation was all about what it was she truly believed in.
Inspired by that conversation and the innate desire to inspire my own three daughters, I trademarked the i.b.liev’n… logo and began creating credos on small canvases. The art, I feel, is in the creative wording as much as in the colorfully covered layered paper canvases. Collectively, my ‘Credos’ touch an array of human emotions…from funny to hopeful and from encouragement to self-confidence. Their purpose is to be fun and inspiring!
I hope they make you smile…
I believe in and love what I do!
Salt Rox grilling plates for high-temperature cooking – steaks, seafood, veggies even cookies…Salt Shotz – the original salt shot – for flavoring your favorite bev! Serving pieces to wow your guests and flavor your food! Salt Rox – The Flavor of Life! Salt Rox serves the highest quality products!
Beautiful Briny Salt
News from Our Regional Artists
321 Pottery is handmade, food safe and lead free. We make our own clay and glazes from scratch. Our pottery is high-fire stoneware that is fired to a minimum temperature of 2300 degrees, which is ideal for general household uses.
All 321 Pottery pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe. While it is tough and will last a lifetime, be smart about what you expect of it. Do not use harsh scrub pads to clean your pottery as they may scratch the surface. Pottery does not like sudden temperature changes; thermal shock can cause pottery to crack or break. Never use stoneware on a stovetop or open flame. Our pottery is oven safe, but always place pottery into a cold oven, then bring up to temperature.
Barking Spider Pottery
Rebecca Plummer and Jon Ellenbogen have operated the Barking Spider Pottery for over 35 years. Their passive solar home and studio is built above the Toe River in the North Carolina mountains. They have twin twenty-three-year-old sons, Alexander and Christopher.
Dock 6 Pottery
Dock 6 Pottery is a ceramics studio & gallery, specializing in distinctive handmade pottery, located in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Pottery is meant to be enjoyed—both on a visual and tactile level. It should catch your eye on a table and should feel satisfying when you pick it up. I want my pottery to be the piece you return to over and over again and enjoy more and more each time you use it.
Liz Kinder's delicate bowls and vases are always surprising customers with their sassy, amusing descriptive cards, which we include with purchase.
Her career as a ceramicist began quite accidentally while selling her bicycle to chef, Joseph Manzare, who after seeing her pieces displayed in her home, promptly orders serving pottery and a large vase for his restaurant in San Francisco.
Since then, Liz has been inundated with orders for her ultra savvy and very un-IKEA pottery. Her colors are unlike anyone we currently carry. She now lives with husband, Tim, children, her kiln and a Siamese cat in Philadelphia. Where she says she is, "Becoming one of those boring people who talks about IKEA kitchen options, drywall, plumbing, utilities, mortgages, and the benefits of radiant heat." Kinder has a BA in Fine Arts from Amherst College in Amherst, MA and a Masters from the Ceramics and Glass department at the Royal Albert Hall in London
It is my desire for my pottery to be an extension of myself. When one first looks at my work, I am less concerned about the “WOW” factor, but rather compelled to seek the quieter, more reflective “whoa” factor that comes with truly observing my work.
There is a simplicity about my forms, yet they might not always be simple. I like to play with the duality of things. I hope one notices the movement expressed through the gentle lines and curves and transcendent qualities that defies time.
I believe that my commitment to exceptional, refined forms and honed throwing techniques and my layered glazes separates my work from others. It is my hope that when handling my pieces one can even sense a quality about them that just feels different. Ergonomics, functionality, beauty, integrity, and playfulness are things factor in when I create. I work very intentionally, intuitively and contemplatively and feel that the kind of energy I put into my pottery matters.
Many of my pieces are rooted in rich a history which stylistically and philosophically connects with Mid-Century Modern artists. In my glazes, I have selected a peaceful and more neutral pallet. They are layered (sometime up to 7 layers of glaze) and have depth - within individual pieces and within the whole collection. While not demanding attention, the simple beauty found in my work won’t compete with other pieces within your pottery collection; rather they might prove to be foundational or complementary.
Whether you are having a lovely dinner party for 12, or snuggling up on the couch eating in front of the TV, it is my hope you find the casual elegance of my pottery line will enrich your soulful moments and connections.
Sam Hitchman Ceramics is a full time, handmade ceramics studio with almost 20 years of experience, focusing on creating utilitarian wares which blend elements of fine design with functional craft. Following Sam’s graduation from Miami University, Oxford, OH, he worked in a few different clay based positions around the Cincinnati area. With the guidance of Lawrence Kearns, a full-time potter of over 10 years, Sam was able to launch his own business and in January of 2013, Sam Hitchman Ceramics was founded. Since Sam Hitchman Ceramics inception, he has participated in over 100 juried fine art and craft shows throughout the east coast and is represented by fine craft galleries in the Midwest
Unique and functional pottery pieces created by Susan from Front Porch Pottery here in Chattanooga.
Alex Marshall’s ceramics can be described as beautifully functional sculpture. Many have referred to her work as organic — an elegant mixture of art and chance. But she takes a highly skilled and deliberate approach to her art.
"I wanted to design a line which maintains the intent and authenticity of the individually handcrafted piece," says Alex. "Each piece retains its own integrity, seen in the slight asymmetry, while remaining a clean modern form." When stacked, her plates resemble layers of rock or the gentle lines of a palm frond. This paradox of strength and grace is exactly the juxtaposition with which she feels comfortable. Her signature glazes are layered in naturally composed earthy colors and texture.
Born in East Tennessee, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the incredible influence of grandmothers who were "makers of things", I developed an acute appreciation of art and nature. I have learned from and been influenced by several teachers, now and past, who have taken time to share and get excited along with me. Having worked in various mediums, making pots is a very special love. My pottery is wheel-thrown and handbuilt from stoneware and porcelain clays. I love fish and birds and perching them on top of my pots. I never fail to get a rush from modeling a carolina wren from Carolina clay. Working in clay is a passion that gives me satisfaction in an abundance of ways and continually teaches me.
I also make various other items: purses, totes and jewelry from recycled wool and leather clothing.
I live and work at my home studio in Chattanooga, TN where I balance an assortment of work and interests that make a full life.
We know choosing can be difficult, so we’ve put together groups of items we know work well together and support one another in a retail sales environment. Platters and bowls that can be interchanged always work well for those who enjoy entertaining. Bowl sets are especially welcome as wedding gifts. A few of the most popular colors are Red, Opal, and Sage green.
Lorraine Oerth says she always knew she was an artist. But it was being a studio potter that combined her love of sculpting, printmaking, painting, and designing. "I am fortunate to work with my family. Paula and Karl Oerth. We have an awesome team of skilled assistants who support the studio's atelier style workshop. We are so grateful that people like what we make. Were it not for our customers, we wouldn't be able to have all of this fun working with clay. Thank you so much." We are the Originators of the now-famous Giving Hearts & Giving Bowls — customers like that each is made one at a time. We offer hundreds of heartfelt words. Each comes with a story card. Also, a handprinted cotton bag sourced in the USA
My name is John Minkler and I've been making pottery for about thirteen years. All of my own work is made on the potter's wheel, but many shapes are altered or cut to create ovals, rectangles and squares. I enjoy the challenge of making objects that are not round yet still reflect the use of the wheel. Once the shapes are created great care is taken in adding handles, lids and spouts. I feel that these details are extremely important to the quality of the finished piece.
I find the objects that we use everyday are sometimes taken for granted, so it is a focus of mine to make pottery that is as visually interesting as it is practiced in use. In this spirit, I've created functional ware that brings life to an otherwise ordinary situation. So eat, drink and enjoy!
Michael Satterfield, founder of Satterfield pottery, is a studio artist with an M.F.A. from the University of Mississippi. As a graduate student, he attained knowledge in teaching Sculpture and Three-Dimensional Design classes to undergraduate students. Serving as a Teacher's Assistant and Graduate Assistant to the sculpture area during my graduate studies, these positions required lesson planning and implementation. Prior to entering the graduate program, he earned his B.F.A. in sculpture with a minor in photography from Delta State University. While earning his B.F.A., he also gained experience teaching art classes to elementary and junior high school students.
In the last two years he has been a Ceramic Artist and Instructor for the Oxford School District located in Oxford Mississippi, and has established a ceramic program, “Bolts”, for the Oxford School District. The program was established as part of our transition program in hopes that our students will be able to learn, create and become accessible in their future throughout everyday life.
Michael's roots run deep in the farmlands of the Mississippi Delta. He also spent several years in Ouray, Colorado in the San Juan Mountain Range in the Colorado Rockies. While living in these two such exclusive areas of the country, he developed unique skills working with many different mediums such as stone, ceramics, wood, paint, drawing, film, and metal works. His fascination with these facets have become the drive for his sculptural inspiration.
As owner and artistic director of the Terrafirma studio, Ellen’s creative focus is to design and produce high quality, functional works of art for the table and home using a unique, original process. Patterns are created by painting through textiles and lace using liquid porcelain to produce a distinctive “one of a kind” result. The base of warm, natural stoneware juxtaposed with vibrantly colored and patterned porcelain surfaces achieves the casual yet sophisticated look that has become her signature in both dinnerware and accessories.
Terrafirma products are made entirely by hand and kiln-fired to extremely high temperatures, giving each piece its own personality and great durability. Slight variations in color, texture and surface blushing are the natural and desired result of the hand building and high-firing process and assure each piece of its individuality.
Each collectible, copyrighted design is signed and dated. All Terrafirma pieces are food safe and dishwasher safe.
Care for your Terrafirma pieces as you would any fine china.
I'm a potter who loves to make things and likes to share them. I'll even leave things on beaches, in parks, gardens, and rest stops for people to find. I like to think of my work as my story. Each piece of art that I make is a feeling, a thought, or a small moment in my life that is screaming to get out. I love that I make things that are uniquely my own. In a time where anything you desire can be delivered to your doorstep with a click of a button, I love that I'm able to create things that require time to make. Tobe a maker in a world run by machines is incredibly gratifying. My work is my story. My work is me.
Thank you for your interest in Allan Ditton Pottery. Each piece is made of high-fired stoneware that is food-safe. Because each piece is designed and made by hand, no two will look identical. The matte textured terra cotta colored glaze found on the rims and tops of all our pieces are water-tight and food-safe. These pieces are safe for the dishwasher and oven, provided you place them in a cool oven and heat them up to cooking temperature along with the food. Mugs and bowls are microwavable safe. Bowls are available in either flower or grass patterns. All other pieces are available in either wavy or vertical patterns.
Bill Campbell has been a potter for over 30 years. Across the country, his porcelain is admired for its spectacular color and elegant, crisp forms...each piece maintaining some of the energy of its creator. The glazes dance with surprising vibrancy in unexpected patterns. Functional pots become little moments of celebration within the day to day routine.
Artist/Potter Tony Holman, his wife Debbie, and their daughter Maggie, own and operate Holman Pottery. Tony and Debbie opened Holman Pottery in 1989. In July 1998 the Holman's purchased an 1890 Victorian home (now commercial property) to house their studio and gallery.
The shapes of Tony’s vessels are functional but can simply be decorative. He covers a wide range of colors and pattern through brushwork and sponged-on design. Close attention is paid to the finished touches of this pottery including the way the handles are attached and Tony’s unique way of completing the lids and rims. Because Holman Pottery is hand crafted, no two are exactly alike. Therefore the variations of color, texture and shape lend to the artistic nature of this pottery and should by no means be considered defective.
Lookout Mountain Pottery
Mark Issenberg creates fine ash-glazed stoneware and is an award-winning potter. His functional and decorative pieces are widely exhibited throughout the South and East.
Mark is a long term member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, whose mission is to discover, preserve and promote knowledge and appreciation of traditional and contemporary crafts of the Appalachian region. He is a member of Potters Council dedicated to meet the needs of studio potters and ceramic artists by providing forums for knowledge exchange and professional enhancement.
Pine Root Pottery
I make wheel-thrown, wood-fired functional pottery. Each piece is made by hand—a lot of the work is altered or assembled off the wheel. My work is a collaboration between me, the clay, and the fire. I work with the clay’s inherent qualities to make objects that are complimented through the wood firing. Processes in nature such as wind, gravity, and erosion inspire my work. Each pot is organic and loose in form while bold and defined in structure. Wood firing is an intensive process, physically demanding but worth the work. Wood fired pots demand attention and respect. They have unique characteristics that make each pot one of a kind.
Skyros Designs is delighted to offer you a simply exquisite collection of tabletop and decorative accessories from Portugal. Portugal is a country where the ceramic industry continues to strive to manufacture some of the finest ceramics in the world. The skilled artisans take extreme pride in their work and go to great lengths to assure we are offering our customers the highest quality products available. The warm friendly and gracious Portuguese are delighted to share their beautiful country, culture and rich heritage, lifestyle and traditions, all reflected through Skyros Designs products.
VIETRI preserves the celebration of handmade, heritage-inspired collections that support the history and craft of Italian artisans.
We work with some of the top clay and glaze manufacturers in the world who create exceptionally durable clays and high quality glazes. And, we are able to maintain their earthly balance of color, design, strength, and art. We are truly the work of many hands – from the clay to the molder, to the sculptor, to the painter, to the glazer, to the packer, to the shipper, to the salesperson, to the retailer, to you. No mass market. No mass production by metal machinery. Just materials from the earth, worked on by many hands, with a dedication to quality and beauty.
We find the attention to detail of our Italian artisans unmatched, the passion and pride unprecedented and felt in every piece. Our experience with this extraordinary talent began with a handcrafted ceramic dinnerware collection in 1983, and through the years we have created additional products in order to style the entire table, home, and garden. Although we have expanded upon the products we offer, everything we create is always inspired by Italy.
Modern and classic glass products for both the home and garden.
While a candidate for a degree in architecture, I satisfied an elective requirement in my curriculum by signing up for a ceramics class. It seemed like a good and creative change of pace. My nonchalance lasted only until I saw a pot being "thrown" on the potter's wheel. It was MAGIC! I was hooked!
My architectural training and years of professional practice strongly influence my design decisions for the ceramic pieces I make. My forms are generated from designs evolving from functions. Pots have purpose - they are to be used. I work with the hope that in the process of use my ceramic pieces will enrich not only those who use them, but also the purpose for which they are designed.
For nearly thirty years the Anthony Stoneware Gallery Collection of functional ceramic designs has been presented in the finest craft galleries and shops throughout the United States.
Coton Colors Pottery
How Coton Colors came to be...
It's amazing to think that painting a few cotton shirts for my family could pave the way to an incredible career. My passion in life led me to study art in college, but I never imagined I would be lucky enough to turn my passion into a successful business.
Working up from painting out of my garage, I eventually moved into a professional design studio where the business was finally able to come together. Early on, we focused mainly on cotton apparel, which lent direclty to our name, Coton Colors. As we grew, the business evolved to another level; pottery. Always a hobby of mine, the introduction of the pottery collection became a reality when friends enjoyed the plates I painted for my daughters and nieces. With interest being generated after the addition of the pottery line, our business began growing at a rapid rate.
We work in the wholesale and retail markets, owning our own retails shops as well as selling merchandise in stores nationwide. It has been our great honor to create designs for a wide variety of celebrities and charities, including the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Coton Colors designs are inspired by the celebration of life, with collectible pieces fit for every occasion.
We are constantly brainstorming to create new, enjoyable products to provide our customers with fresh and innovative designs, which are debuted throughout the year at wholesale trade shows.
Depsite the growth and expansion of our company, we strive to maintain an intimate atmosphere. With my parents and sister working alongside of me, Coton Colors has truly remained a family business. Small town charm combined with creative and quality products set Coton colors apart from the rest.
- Laura, Coton Colors
Fine melamine tableware for indoor and outdoor living.
Loving Hands Pottery
I am new to the world of pottery, but it has quickly become my passion. I have gone through a period of transition in 2012. I have been blessed to be able to work at home, but this has required me to develop new glazes (an entirely new color palette) and adjust to a different type of kiln. I enjoy making custom pieces for friends and loved ones because it allows me the opportunity to take the time to reflect on them and our shared memories as I work on their piece. Please enjoy the photos and let me know if I can create something for you. Loving Hands Pottery is the work of Jaime Lacey.
Salvaterra Pottery is an Asheville, North Carolina area pottery studio established in 1996 by Sue Salvaterra Hintz.
Sue’s work is mostly functional pottery, such as place settings, casserole dishes, bowls and oil lamps. Most recently she has started making cabinetry hardward after being approached by Liberty Hardware. This has been a huge step forward as you may now find her handmade knobs in selected Home Depot stores as of December, 2011.
Sophie Conran is the only daughter of designer and restaurateur Sir Terence Conran and food writer Caroline Conran. Sister to fashion designer Jasper, restaurateurs Tom and Ned and product designer Sebastian, Sophie is married and has 2 wonderful children.
Sophie left school early and worked through a variety of different jobs including working as an apprentice to Stephen Jones the couture milliner, working in Jasper’s fashion empire, running a supper club and delving into the world of interior design with various home and retail projects. She has worked as a buyer for the Design Museum’s shop and set up her own ‘corner shop of the world’ – Wong Singh Jones in Notting Hill.
After a couple of years living in Australia, Sophie returned to the UK and launched Sophie Conran Pies – a gourmet collection of handmade top quality pies – winners of 4 medals at the Great Taste Awards. This lead to her debut cookbook ‘Pies’ published in November 2006, ‘Easy Pies’ for Marks and Spencers and ‘Soups and Stews’ published in 2008.
March 2006 saw the launch of Sophie’s hugely successful range with Portmeirion. The range has won many prestigious awards and is now sold in 33 countries with the range ever expanding.
Sophie now works with many amazing companies creating stunning, well-known ranges. She partnered with Arthouse in 2008 to develop a range of wallpapers for B & Q and now also has luxury wallpaper design pattern books. In 2010 she joined forces with British cutlery manufacturer Arthur Price and launches her second full range design with them in 2016. 2010 was also the start of her relationship with Burgon and Ball and their ever-growing range of garden tools and accessories.
SophieConran.com was launched in 2013 and brings Sophie’s licensed ranges together with exclusive collections that she has developed and curated from suppliers and manufacturers all over the world. Sophieconran.com is now a go-to destination for the whole home with exciting new launches happening all the time.
Wolftever Creek Pottery
Colorful and functional pieces that make wonderful gifts.