who's making all these cute mugs?
IT'S ME, Mollie. I'm making all these cute mugs. I also have the best support network of family and friends helping me with the orders, but it all started on my kitchen table in Cardiff during maternity leave in 2022.
I want to start off by just thanking you for even being here and reading this part because it truly means the world to me. This whole thing was a dream of mine not too long ago and it has suddenly become a reality.
I discovered ceramics during my three year Interior Design degree at CSAD. It was during my degree that I studied Wabi-Sabi, different forms of interior aesthetics and where my passion for interiors started.
There were no Interior Design jobs after graduating in July 2019 and so I began my career in Car Insurance (as you do). Ceramics was a small hobby of mine but I didn't take it seriously until Covid lockdown of 2020. Working from home meant I had some extra time for hobbies. I began making for fun again and I suddenly found myself dreaming of this small home-ware business, I couldn't let it go. I just really wanted to make cute mugs and bowls and see my pieces getting used in peoples homes. So I made logos, made pinterest boards and became truly inspired.
I've always wanted to run my own business, be in charge of my own career and be involved in interior design, this just felt like the right thing to do, but it was so big and so far away.
This was obviously the best time to become pregnant LOL, we planned to have a baby in 2021 and regardless of my small business dreams we were overjoyed to find out we were due a little boy in December 2021. I took things slow over my pregnancy, made some cute things here and there. It wasn't until my little boy arrived earth side that I knew I was going to turn this dream into a reality. I don't know what it was but I just knew that I wanted this for him too.
I started my maternity leave, I made a corner in my kitchen, threw an Ikea desk there and began making mugs every single nap time. The house was a total mess, but that's ok, I was passionate, I knew I was onto something, and besides, at that point, its either a clean house or a small business, I couldn't have both. I learnt about branding, marketing, photography, graphic design you name it, I researched it.
Many mistakes and small goals later we're here.
Thank you for being here for the journey. I truly hope you love your pieces as much as I have enjoyed making them. It makes me so emotional when someone purchases a little piece that I made. All the love, the comments, the likes and follows, it just makes this whole thing real and I wouldn't be able to do it without the support of everyone so far.
Please tag me if you get anything, I get so excited.