A panel of successful craft entrepreneurs will present on how they have adapted their businesses in order to meet the challenges of COVID-19, from the actual operational and production changes, to how they have diversified their revenue to reach new customers. Learn how these various creative businesses have pivoted to thrive and grow during the pandemic.
- Connie and Alex Matisse from East Fork Pottery
- Melanie and Brian Boggs from Brian Boggs Chairmakers
- Jael Rattigan from French Broad Chocolates
East Fork Pottery -East Fork designs, manufactures, and sells thoughtful, durable ceramic dishware in Asheville, North Carolina. We use our business as a platform for contributing to a more joyful and equitable world.
Brian Boggs Chairmakers – From the beginning, Brian Boggs manifested furniture designs honoring the soul of the tree while integrating the human experience. Each piece created embodies mastery, pushing his craftsmen to create works that transform his clients’ lives in their homes and businesses.
Melanie Boggs’ business acumen broadened the vision of Brian Boggs, Inc. She created a business structure which continues to support the organization as it expands its contemporary aesthetic, serving a global audience.
French Broad Chocolates – French Broad Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate company located in the mountains of Asheville, NC. We make awesome chocolate — pure, beautiful, and delicious — sourced with integrity, crafted with love, and served with gratitude.
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