Kylie Osmond | Episode 829
Kylie Osmond is a mostly self taught potter and the owner of Smiley Seahorse Ceramics, a company that she operates full-time with enable from her partner, Tim, in New Brunswick, Canada. Kylie and Tim make vibrant ocean motivated pottery that they offer on the internet and out of their cellular boutique – a 6×10 cargo trailer transformed into a tiny nautical retailer.
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What measurement trailer did you get for this?
So we have a six by 10 trailer. So it is a tiny little bit on the shorter aspect, we never definitely accommodate tall folks proper nonetheless, but it does the position for now.
So how tall are the ceilings?
They are 6 ft. Or just above six feet.
So 6 feet broad, 10 ft extensive, and 6 ft tall.
How lengthy did it acquire to get it all fitted out and painted and and get it wanting the way you wished it to?
I would say it took us about 2 months doing the job on it really step by step, tiny bits listed here and there. And that incorporates portray it two times simply because I painted it and all the paint chipped off and I experienced to redo it greater the next time.
Is the sizing of the trailer major adequate?
I consider the measurement of the trailer for how lots of pots I want it to hold is massive enough. I do would like that the ceiling was a minor bit taller, simply because basically…I suggest most of our buyers are ladies, but if any physique is on a minimal bit of the tall facet, you know, 6 foot five then they are sort of crouching. So I would like it to be a minimal bit taller but normally I believe it’s a very good dimension.
Are the occasion lights plenty of to gentle the area?
You know it honestly is dependent on the working day. It relies upon on how substantially pure gentle we are acquiring and if it’s overcast light or if it is bright sunny mild. For the most element I do find the string lights that I experienced in prior to, they were being doing the task. I not long ago switched to photo voltaic lights which are not as shiny but I like the way they operate much better. So I am heading to have to determine out a compromise in between the two I imagine.
How do you distribute the word so your trustworthy supporters can find you?
You know primarily it’s been by social media, exclusively Instagram currently, but I would like to transfer away from that. we also have a publication, but I would…I really don’t know, I am hunting for a little something else that is not so reliant on social media.
You described a e-newsletter. Are you in the process of collecting e-mails for an email listing?
Indeed, I do have 1 since I would like to move absent from social media. So it is gradually expanding. I am not tremendous regular at sending out newsletters nonetheless, but that is the target. To do that and maybe do posters or something that I can do all over city.
When you are location up what variety of stock operates most effective for offering out of a trailer?
So mugs undoubtedly are our amount one particular merchandise but I find that obtaining issues in type of a variety of charges, so I would say almost certainly seventy percent of our inventory is mugs and then the relaxation is scaled-down things. We have acquired trinket dishes, we have acquired ornaments, and items that are ideal for a smaller spending budget. We have a couple even larger merchandise but simply because we are hoping for a large amount of walk by targeted visitors you really don’t really market a whole lot of these big factors. So mugs and smaller sized items are mainly what we adhere with.
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