I'd like to extend a warm welcome to Back 40 Mercantile of Old Greenwich, Connecticut. They are one of my newest retailers to be offering my handmade wooden kitchenware.
Their goals are to “…us(ing) the best organic farming practices, purchasing products for the whole property that are considered green and eco-friendly, and being intentional about considering the environment with all of our decisions.” The are very passional about conservation and sustainability.
I'm so excited to be able to offer my woodenware items in such a nice retailing environment. If your shopping for high quality handmade gifts and want to support local artisans, visit: https://back40mercantile.com
Visit their store at:
264 Sound Beach Ave
Old Greenwich, CT
Open from 10am to 6pm
I hope you all have had a great 2015 and may this coming year be filled with opportunities and peace. It's been a very hectic year leading up to an even more busier holiday season. I've been working like Santa's Elves packing and shipping, making and cutting…and checking my orders twice to see who has been naughty and who has been nice…lol.
I've had a major retail expansion in 2015 that was very surprising and my retail programs for 2016 are sure to flip my brand into many kitchens across the country. I've listened to my customers and will be offering a few new designs for 2016 that are lighter and smaller. I'll also be introducing a new retail display that will hold 50 to 100 assorted utensils, all affinity branded, utensils…more on this when they come out this year.
My studio is up for another expansion, but I'm trying to resist because it takes me away from making spoons. This expansion will allow me to offer year long courses in 2016…keep your fingers crossed. I'm still working on the course work. I want anyone to come to my studio and learn what I do. I was totally expecting to have spoon making classes in 2015, but got too busy with America's Test Kitchen and a several other larger retail orders that I wasn't able to offer the classes. My classes will cover from the beginner to the very advanced. If your interested in taking a class contact me.
The only thing I've recently done, to keep my woodworking skills up, was add a new cabinet to my workbench(picture below). Nothing fancy, but it keeps my tools clean and stored.