From Producer to Promoter

As a studio artist for more than 20 years, and a shop owner in the wild and remote west for more than a decade, I know how special handmade things can be.

Handmade items are powerful. They are personal - each one containing glimpses of the story of its maker. I love making dishes, and then finding homes for these porcelain pieces of myself.

As a crafts-person, I naturally value the time and skill that goes into making something by hand. As an independent startup, I also value the opportunity to make a sustainable living, a struggle in the best of circumstances.

When health issues prevented me from making my signature tableware, I began to look for alternate outlets for making a living while staying true to my core passions. As my own production declined, I began to stock my studio showroom with high quality, hand made items from local and global artisans.

I have kept my creative juices flowing through other means as well… By marketing other creatives, running a community garden, beginning a website, blog and magazine telling the stories of my remote, rural area, and recently, opening up a community teaching studio alongside teaching art to 3-5th graders at our local elementary school. Each venture is tied together by community, connection, and personal narrative… all qualities encapsulated in a carefully designed and executed handmade object.

In the meantime, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with some remarkable businesses and organizations that support hard-working artisans in vulnerable communities rise out of poverty through business opportunities.

 
Elizabeth Robinson: Mug, porcelain, glaze, collaged transfers, 2015

Elizabeth Robinson: Mug, porcelain, glaze, collaged transfers, 2015

Mission

Simply by shopping as we normally do, without spending or buying more than we normally would, we can make a real impact. Each Dollar Makes a Difference!

This site is a resource- to show you the depth, breadth, efficacy and affordability that exists in markets that prioritize kindness along with capitol.

Please shop through the links on this site to support small businesses, in my neck of the woods, and worldwide. I'm happy to answer any questions or help you find what you need while doing the most good with your dollar.

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