Good morning Thursday Crafthackers!
Though you may know about these guys, there’s big changes happening. Prouse’s Pottery and Soaps is rebranding and changing locations. After a long time in their current shop – which really didn’t have the space to house the creative making that goes on there, they are moving to a new, beautiful space. A space that really does justice to what an artisan needs to have not only a studio, but a full retail shop.
Not just a full reatail shop. It will be an artisan shop with enough space to have a making area where you can watch the Potter do his thing, but space for events and workshops, a full retail store that won’t need to be moved around to accommodate the workshops that go on.
Please go and check out the Indigogo campaign and show some love for this business that has been a core part of the Hamilton artisan community and Ottawa Street community for years. Just a small donation can get you a hand crafted bowl or soap, and let me tell you, the soap is absolutely divine and worth the donation.
Not only can you donate to receive an item, Mud & Suds is also preselling classes, which are tonnes of fun and you can buy them for pottery classes, bath bomb or soap making classes. Go ahead and check it out and throw some money at local artisans who are expanding – that is an incredible feat in this day and age where artisanal products are combatting high rents, taxes and all the other red tape of owning a business. Let’s help this dream come true and help this business find it’s true home.