Friday, March 6, 2015

Mugs for Moving

Jeff and I have been in Seagrove, NC for nearly five years. Living and working in these two log cabins has been an adventure that we will always hold near and dear to our hearts. It was never our plan to be in this location permanently. We are renting, and our dream has always been to purchase our own place.

After many years of hard work, and frugal living, we have found that place! We have a contract on house just a mile up the road. It's a perfect in town location with some acreage and a wooded backyard. All of this is both exhilarating and scary at the same time.

For most people moving is hard work and a pain in a$$, but for potters it's that X 100. Once more our gas kiln will have to be dismantled and rebuilt, along with pouring a new pad and building a kiln shed. We almost have it covered but a little help from pottery lovers and collectors will make a huge difference. 

Mug for Moving is our campaign to raise funds to get our studio and kiln moved. We are offering three different mug styles for $25 each. This includes shipping in the US, and if you are in NC, sales tax as well. Mugs will be shipped or available for pickup by fall of this year.

The details are on our newly launched website along with a shopping cart to place your order via Paypal. www.gypsypotters.net



Thank you readers and fellow bloggers for all of your encouragement and support over the years. The blogging community feels like family, even though some of us have never met. Jeff and I realize that times are tight for everyone, if you can't afford a mug perhaps you could share our campaign on Facebook via the handy "share this page" button on the website.

6 comments:

  1. I'm so curious where you are moving; I hope it all works out. I saw your post on fb I'll go there and share; I saw the circuit board bowl on Jeff's etsy which I'd like to purchase, can you hold it for me. I have just transferred money into my paypal account and it will be available on Wednesday, thanks.

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    1. thank you LInda! Go to the listing on Etsy that you would like and send Jeff a convo about it. Then he will be sure to set aside the right one.
      The house that we have under contract is in town, near Pottery Junction. It's a brick ranch, studio will be in the basement, which is a walkout with a people door and an overhead garage door. The plan is to convert the carport to a gallery. We will still be on the pottery highway, which is good for business. Toes and fingers crossed that our loan goes through!!!!

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  2. oK, I'l convo Jeff. I am so happy for you both, we looked at a couple of places on the main drag there but the taxes are not conducive and the price of the properties were just a little too much for us. Therewere two places for sale; one was a mid century modern and another right next door to that, wish we could have swung it. Oh well can't go back only forward.

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    1. We looked at the house with the pottery, next to the mid-century modern one too.It was very nice but out of our price range. This house is across the street from it. Taxes are high when you are the town limits of Seagrove. This house needs cosmetics but the price is right. The mortgage will be significantly less than what we are paying for rent.

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  3. So happy for you, awesome :) And moving a gas kiln, holy cats!

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  4. Congratulations, heading over to the shop page right now.

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