What was I thinking? Open a Ceramics Store in Seattle? What was I smoking?!

Six years ago in 2012, I was frantically preparing to open a "Holiday Store" in the largest mall in the Northwest US - in Tukwila, Washington (a suburb of Seattle, sort of near the airport).  I had run some numbers and was convinced that the margins allowed for factory direct purchase, importation into the US, …

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When the work days don’t end in Spain

This is a tribute to the men and women of Macetas Gonzalez. Let me start by asking, "How many of us have worked long days?"  We all have probably?  Many workers face long days during seasons such as a harvest.  When the crop is ripe and the conditions are correct, days don't quit until the …

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Plate size – What’s in your Cupboard?

Straight up?  This is a post about the importance of plate size.  In the States, the average dinner plate size has increased by a third since 1960 - from 9 inches to 12 inches. Bigger plates encourage larger portions and the consumption of more calories.   In 1961, the average US citizen consumed 2,880 calories per …

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Free Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sample with each Pottery Purchase

I woke in a marketing mood today!  And can't help but share some of our GringCool news. Starting this week, we ship a free sample of Spanish extra virgin olive oil with each purchase of pottery from our online store (www.gringocool.com).  The free samples are 30 ml (about 2 tablespoons). Below is our instructions that …

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