To our dear customers….
As you may know, this year marks the 50th anniversary of The Clay Pot’s opening on 7th Avenue in Park Slope.
My mom, Sally, started the store in the winter of 1969 as a ceramics studio. Back then, she envisioned it as a space to make her pottery and sell some to neighbors who were, against all advice, making Brooklyn their home.
Over the last five decades, we’ve lived the dream of running a successful small business. We’ve had hundreds of employees and championed thousands of maker/designers. More importantly, we’ve helped more than a hundred thousand customers buy a wedding ring, select the perfect piece of fine jewelry for an important anniversary, and celebrate a housewarming with handmade vase.
Ring by ring and vase by vase, we were delighted to be able to play a small role in revitalizing brownstone Brooklyn. So many people from all over the city came to Park Slope for a wedding band and wound up moving to the neighborhood.
So, it is with profoundly mixed emotions that I announce that the Brooklyn location of our store will be closing in the middle of March.
In 2014, we opened a second location at 22 Spring Street in Nolita, featuring our wedding bands and highlighting what has become a nationally known collection of jewelry. The shift to focus the business to the Manhattan store has been difficult to make but then again, how does a pottery studio become a jewelry store? By taking risks.
My wonderful staff and I will be further developing our own in-house CP Collection. And, of course, in keeping with the times, much of our business has been shifting online and we are expanding our digital presence to meet that need.We cordially invite you to come to 22 Spring to see how we are evolving. We will offer free shipping to our loyal Park Slope customers, and will continue our jewelry repair service at our 22 Spring Street location.
We are just over the bridge, a few subway stops away. It is the same old Clay Pot with an abundance of jewelry, fantastic designers and our amazingly dedicated staff. We hope you will come visit us in Manhattan and online!
Our Last day in Brooklyn will be March 10th.
with love and friendship,
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