Shop Talk: Page Pottery

28 Sep

This week’s Shop Talk, brought to you by Jaclyn1423, introduces you to Page Pottery, husband/wife team JR and Kristen Page. The couple met in an art class and even purchased their wedding rings on Etsy. (They also appear to be Stephen King fans, which has nothing to do with this but makes this blogger/jewelry maker a very happy camper.)

Shop name: Page Pottery

Kristen writes of this pic, "I've attached a wedding photo of us and our kids Hanna & C-Bass." How can you look at this and not grin?

Kristen writes of this pic, "I've attached a wedding photo of us and our kids Hanna & C-Bass." How can you look at this and not grin?

Hometown: Waynesville, North Carolina, which is near Asheville

When did you join Etsy? Feb 12, 2008

How did you get started with your shop? (Kristen’s) mom suggested it. She has always been extremely supportive and helpful in encouraging our art and business. She runs a shop, too. Check her out at the Etsy shop wineland if you love homemade candy and bath products.

How did the two of you meet? Me and JR met after I had graduated from the Professional Crafts Program of Haywood Community College in North Carolina, and JR was just starting there. We had both signed up for a raku kiln building class. It was definitely love at first sight. We had to partner up and help each other cut the metal parts. Our teacher told JR he noticed sparks flying, and JR blushed. Our teacher was talking about the metal and not us!

What are some of your favorite items on Etsy? My moms’ blondies and fudge are to die for! And Dave and Ali at DaliDecals have an amazing huge dandelion wall decal.

What are some of your favorite purchases from Etsy? Is a tie between our wedding rings from Down to the Wire Designs and the coolest pair of handmade shoes from Le soleil du automne. They are amazing shoes.

What does “success” mean to you in terms of your Etsy shop? To us, it means that the shop is profitable as well as enjoyable.

What’s the coolest compliment you’ve received from customer? It was from a friend who bought a mask, and her son loved it so much he made drawings of it.

This set of four cozy cappuccino cups is a great example of what Page Pottery does, Kristen says.

This set of four cozy cappuccino cups is a great example of what Page Pottery does, Kristen says.

What is your favorite item for sale in your shop? Our favorite  item in the shop is this large pet urn. It is art that honors the life of a a loved one. We have been making urns for sometime now. We started making urns because a neighbors’ horse passed on, and they knew that we fired some horse hair raku. We incorporated the hair from their horse onto the urn, and it was a very rewarding experience. Since then we’ve made all different types of urns.

Last time: LJ’s Originals
Next time: HellsBellesJewelry

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6 Responses to “Shop Talk: Page Pottery”

  1. Page Pottery September 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm #

    This makes us smile 🙂

  2. Teri September 29, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    Wow, love your pottery – always interesting and cool. Etsy is a cool place to shop too.

  3. Melissa September 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    I just read this story and my face lit up when you mentioned my mask! It still lovingly graces my livingroom wall and it such a conversation piece. I can’t wait to see what sort of creation you guys can come up with on the Lova Pots. Look forward to seeing you guys this coming weekend at the opening.

  4. Peggy November 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Page Pottery has some of the most unique pieces I have ever seen and I just submitted an online order for my granddaughter’s wedding gift. Thanks, JR & Kristen, for all your artistic creations!

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