My name is Jim Leavitt, and I’m the owner of Emerson Creek Pottery. I’ve been running a working pottery in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia since 1977. Our customers come to us to own a part of American history, because our pottery making techniques are based on the skills of our colonial forefathers. Our wide array of patterns lend themselves to both traditional and modern decor, and the handmade, handpainted quality of every piece of ceramic pottery we make ensures that when you shop with Emerson Creek Pottery, you are buying pieces that will last and last.
Today, I’m announcing our new blog! Our webmasters from Solas Web Design have just completed building this blog for us, and now I’ve got to get the hang of using it!
Why do I want a blog?
After 30 years of creating pottery for homes across America, I have learned that our customers are really special. Unlike so many folks today, our customers are not looking for use today, throw away tomorrow products. They want to spend their hard-earned money on pieces that beautify their homes and serve their families well through the years. Some of our customers have been coming to us since the 1970’s because they depend on the lasting value of our pottery. This blog will give me the opportunity to reach out to these folks, right here online; to chat with them, answer their questions, and to learn if there is more that we can be doing to increase the comfort, usefulness and loveliness of our customers’ homes.
I want to hear from you. Is there a dream design you’d love to see us create? If we get enough votes for a new pattern, we just might be able to create it. Is there a piece of servingware, dinnerware, bakeware or home decor that you’ve been unable to find elsewhere? Tell us about it. Do you need to ask a question about how to use something we make? Ask away.
This new blog will let us talk to one another, wherever you are. I am eager to hear anything you’ve got to say. Our success as a company has always depended on the satsifaction of our customers, and my hope is that the conversation this blog will make possible will allow us to improve our value to you in new and exciting ways.
How to use this blog
If you’ve never been part of a blog before, let me explain how it works. In short, a blog lets us write articles (called posts) that are then stored here permanently for you to read. Each page of the blog shows 10 posts, and at the bottom of the page, you’ll find a link reading Next Page that, if you click on it, will take you to further pages of interesting articles. On the left hand side of the blog pages, you’ll see that you can browse by category if you like (Pottery News, Recipes, etc.).
You become a part of the blog if you register. Registering with us will let you leave comments and questions on our posts. To register, click the Register link on the left hand side of the blog and sign up to be a member of the blog. *Your information remains private with us. We will not show it or give it to anyone else. Once you’ve registered, you are permitted to leave comments. To do so, find a post you want to comment on, click on the big bold title of the post, and this will take you to a page specifically for that post where you will be able to type in your comment.
This will notify us that you’ve commented and we’ll come approve your post to be made live. The first time you make a comment, it will take a little while for it to appear on the blog. It’s set up like this so that we can weed out spammers (bad guys). But, once you’ve registered and your first comment is approved, your subsequent comments won’t be delayed before they appear here.
If you’ve got any questions about registering as a commentor on our blog, just let us know by contacting us.
How good this blog will be depends so much on your participation. I’m looking forward to getting to know you better and sharing my love of pottery with you!