American Ceramic Supply Company, Inc.
and Connie Speer - The Pottery Consultant
Paint Your Own Pottery Studio Consultation
American Ceramic Supply Company, Inc. has been one of the oldest and largest distributors for ceramic supplies in the Southwest since 1976. Servicing traditional shops, schools and institutions, finished ware producers, potters and paint your own pottery studios all over the world, American strives to provide education, product and excellent customer service. American has helped over 1000 new ceramic businesses open their studios and shops, and continues to aid them in product, marketing and education.
Connie Speer, VP of Marketing for American Ceramic Supply Company, heads up the contemporary studio, aka paint your own pottery, new business division. In 1996, Ms. Speer created customized start up packages and one on one consulting programs for new paint your own pottery studios emphasizing product selection and education, marketing, and on-going support for the financial and technical success of her clients. Ms. Speer believes in a hands-on, one-on-one support system for her clients and rejects the industry standard of a one-size-fits-all ceramic start-up package.
Helping to open 600 new paint your own pottery studios since 1996, she constantly works to update and modify each new customer's package making it better than the one before. Using location demographics, studio square footage, time of year opening and customer budget, each new studio's start up ceramic package is unique. Brands are not dictated, rather they are customer selected after education.
Paint Your Own Pottery consulting programs can be designed for your unique needs so you can
add Ms. Speer at whatever stage of planning you need or desire.
Ms. Speer's full consultation includes, but is not limited to:
Location analysis and selection, business plan administration including startup budget and cash flow projections, letters of intent, marketing mailing lists, marketing materials, personal financial statements, resumes, aiding in loan procurement process for both conventional loans and SBA loans, lease negotiations, purchasing store fixtures, floor plan layouts for fixtures and electrical, marketing, public relations, advertising, merchandising, product education, expanding studio to include other crafts such as mosaics, beading, glass, jewelry, potter's wheels, planning grand openings, real-time test-firing and dipping, lesson plans and art curriculum, fundraising, pottery to go programs, mobile studios, product display and serving education, bisque selection and pricing, party packages, kiln maintenance, and on-going mental and emotional support and troubleshooting for as long as a client owns their studio. Her dedication and commitment to her clients has made American Ceramic Supply Company and The Pottery Consultant the most sought after new contemporary studio supplier and consultant and the most recommended by manufacturers, suppliers and studios in the industry. If you would like to speak to Connie, e-mail her now to set up an initial consulting session.