Seatree is a small, independent business; what we like to call our ongoing experiment into living creatively and sustainably. It has been a labour of love for both of us for four years now. Like many businesses, the pandemic has forced us to do a lot of rethinking. We know that we need to make changes in order to be more resilient and to build into the future.
Part of this plan involves creating a shop space in the garden so people can purchase things we make locally and so we can create more space in the studio for socially distanced workshops.
We are excited about both prospects – creating a beautiful shop space and having more space for workshops both during the pandemic and onwards.
The funds we raise will be used to create a platform (we live on a hillside) on which to build a structure with a secure door and windows for natural light. It will also have electricity and shelving, storage and display units. We hope to be able to show our work in a well lit and attractive space and use our reclaimed studio space for creativity and classes. It would be lovely to have this in place by September, ready for adult and children’s classes to resume.
We have been researching options for buying or building a shed and visited some fellow business owners @econaturehols to check out their lovely garden shop shed. We have decided that building our own is the cheapest option and have already gathered some second-hand windows ready.
We are so grateful for all the support we have received from our community, both locally, through our stockists, and on social media. We love the connections we have made over the years and think that this might be an opportunity to share this project with others.
We think that it is possible that some of you lovely people might like to join us on our journey, through our Go Fund Me initiative.
So here we are, asking for more support but we would love to give you some tokens of our gratitude too. For every donation, we will create for you a limited edition decoration and an invitation to our grand opening! For every donation over £50, we will also include a hand-drawn seatree poem. And for or every donation over £100, we will offer you a poetry or pottery workshop, or a piece of ceramic art. With thanks from Chris and Michaela at seatree!