Women Supporting Women
This month in honor of Women's HERstory Month we are asking a few makers that have supported us from the beginning to share their stories. When women encourage each other incredible things happen!
Our First Maker is Christina, she started her business as a way to find her new favorite passion.
"I became obsessed with making pottery about 2 years ago. After my first class, I was hooked. As I practiced my wheel throwing skills, the pots were piling up! So I decided to start selling them. What I love about that decision is that now I've gotten to know San Francisco's maker scene and I feel so inspired by this community.
Tell us about a woman/women who mentored you or who influenced your business
"A dear friend of mine, Leslie Douglas, is someone who has also started her own business. She's a digital marketer, entrepreneur, and a mom. She has given beautiful insight on overcoming challenges, how to navigate them, also how to learn and grow from them. She told me that part of her success came from hustling- putting herself out there to find her clients. That lead to me thinking about other ways I can reach my target audience. I've hosted a few plant nights, candle-making workshops, and pop up sales events. Being able to plan a pop up event, or participating in pop up event has been a game changer for me. I thank Leslie for her advice and support."
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
"In 5 years, I hope I still love the craft as much as I do today. I see myself with my own studio, where I can find more time to make pottery and taking more risks, creatively."
Name 5 Women makers that you've met in the community that people should check out!
"Most of the artists that have made the biggest impression on me are local ceramicists - many of whom I met through Clayroom. That's the studio where I do pottery."
1. Jee Wipperfurth - makes beautiful carved ceramics
2. Nancy Freeborn - her sgraffito work is amazing
3. Chanamon Ratanalert - some of her work is also at Jenny Lemons, she does adorable illustrations
4. Linda Fahey - She started making tiles for pools and now she's a shop owner with so many stories of resilience and persistence to get to where she is today.
5. Evelyn Chan (and Elisa) - Clay and fiber sister duo @cordxclay
Christina Cheung - QuixoticSF
"Quix•o•tic -sounds like exotic"
Purple Grid Box Top paired with Paprika Linen Pants
Fern Print Long Sleeve Smock Top in Paprika Linen
Written by: Sarah Ogden
Sarah is the Brand and Store Manager of Jenny Lemons. She is a lover of all things cute and is the maker of SMO Ceramics