This is just one in a series of Vendor Spotlights where we let those who will be sharing their wares shine a light on what it is they do. The following profile is Kim from Tindercraft Ceramics and her response to a mini-questionnaire.
1). What's your name and what is it that you make?
My name is Kim Eggleston-Kraus of Tindercraft Ceramics and I make clay/ceramic things. Some are functional, like mugs and bowls, some are artworks, and some are just fun decorative objects.
2). How did you acquire the unique skill set to do what it is you do?
I had a class in college, but I really had to step up my game when I was asked to teach a college ceramics course at the last minute, at a campus where I was already teaching, because the regular instructors weren't available. That was about 14 years ago, and I am still teaching that course. I guess I did alright.
3). What is your best seller?
That depends on the time of year, but usually during the holidays it is the little owl ornaments that I made.
4). How long have you been vending? Have you done a Crafty Mart show before?
I did my first vend ever at Crafty Mart, the first one I think. I have been doing markets for about 6 years.
5). Coffee or tea?
Tea, definitely tea, usually iced and always unsweetened.
Thank you for answering our questions Kim! And, thanks for being part of the Crafty Mart community.
Look for Tindercraft Ceramics at the next Crafty Mart event or find Tindercraft Ceramics online.