The ways I sell my work have dramatically altered as the pandemic unfolds. In 2020 I stopped doing shows away from the studio because they were cancelled or I felt they were unsafe. I stopped teaching for the same reason. Instead I worked directly with my customers through social media, private appointments, our annual studio tours, customer commissions and online Etsy sales. Pigeon Road Pottery survived 2020 thanks to an outpouring of support from friends and customers plus government programs established to help small businesses like mine. The forecast for 2021 seems brighter, but we still have a long way to go until we return to “normal,” or something close to it.
While we are in flux this website and my social media sites will be the best resource for information on my studio. New shows and opportunities will be added as the year unfolds. While I understand that many people have to cut back right now, if you are able to, please consider supporting sole proprietors and small businesses this year. It can make a huge difference in your community!
Here are some ways to support Pigeon Road Pottery:
1. My studio is open by appointment. I request that non vaccinated people to wear a mask. Call or text me at 715-525-1635 to arrange a visit. Appointments are also available through email.
2. You may commission a piece. I will work with you to create your vision or create a similar piece from examples of my work in the photo gallery tabs of this website. Just contact me to get the conversation started. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Visit my Etsy Shop: I will continue to add new work to Etsy as it is completed throughout the rest of the year.
4. Buy a gift certificate. Email me at email@example.com to request a gift certificate. Payment may be taken through PayPal, The Square or by personal check.
Thank you for supporting the studio with your interest. Take care, stay strong and be safe and well!