Pottery Avenue by Pangaea Trade

Life At Pottery Avenue

Life At Pottery Avenue

Company History Review 2004-Present

Pottery Avenue by Pangaea Trade, Inc. (“Pottery Avenue”) was established in 2001 to facilitate the importing of handmade Polish Pottery, handpainted stoneware into the USA by Twila Abrams, current President and Director of Wholesale Development.  Collection range from Zaklady Ceramiczne Boleslawiec and Ceramika Artystyczna, the two premier manufactures of Polish stoneware.  Both factories enjoy premier status in the small village and earned respect for their unique artistry and implementation of science to ensure proper function as a daily dish and bakeware..

In 2004 an S Corporation was founded named Pangaea Trade INC.  Shortly after the name changed to Pottery Avenue by Pangaea Trade INC.  The company was a home based business for two years while the wholesale account list grew and working capital built.  Accounts were opened and maintained through the wholesale trade shows across the US.  Trade shows continue to be a necessary format for introducing goods to the wholesale buyers as well as continuing their product knowledge.  We also receiving value feedback which inspires Pottery Avenue to meet the always changing needs of the gift industry.

In 2006, Pottery Avenue began working with Costco Wholesale conducting 10 day trunk shows called "special events" at various Costco warehouses in the Northwest.  The events have expanded and Polish Stoneware has gained notoriety from cost to cost.  This unique opportunity for marketing pottery while promoting our retail partners is unparalleled in effectiveness.    While expanding peoples understanding of Polish Stoneware we are able to pass out our retail partners business cards and promote them as the local retailer for the community.  Since our events run for 10 days, we get the trend started and leave it up to the retailers to fulfil the long term needs.

HIGHLIGHTS

2002, Pangaea Trade opened for buisness

2005, Name changed from Pangaea Trade to Pottery Avenue by Pangaea Trade INC because there were many other businesses named Pangaea Trade

2006, Pottery Avenue developed the Costco Special Event division that began promoting Polish Pottery, Stoneware across the US.  The events ran like farmers markets and promotoed the expansion of Polish Pottery, Stoneawre brand

2007, the business moved to Bremerton, WA where expansion was manifested with a 6000 square foot facility

2008, business was segmented and divided

2009 a showroom, adjacent to the warehouse, was open to the public as well as a retail web site www.PotteryAvenue.com.

2010

2011

2012 Opened a distribution agreement with Ceramika Artystyczna Boleslawiec

2013 Special Events division grossed 1 million is sales

2014 New location was precured and developed in St. George UT.  The flasgship store, The Pottery Avenue Cottage" opened

2015 a permanent showroom was opened in the Atlanta gift mart

2016 a permanent showroom was opened in the Las Vegas gift mart and distribution agreement with Ceramika Artystyczna ended

2017 Bremerton warehouse, showroom in Atlanta closed and Costco Special Event promotions ended.  New warehouse in Huricane UT.

2018 new designer gave exclusive distribution rights to the US, Kaola Ceramika by Andrzej Pachom.  New Social Media Camplain manager hired to execute "Bake to the table"

 

 Pottery Avenue by Pangaea Trade INC

360-627-7489  Fax 360.627.7534

The Pottery Avenue Cottage

231 E 100 S ~ St. George UT 84770

425-218-8616

 www.PotteryAvenue.com

 

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