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Windsor, VT, United States, 2008/11/19 - Simon Pearce to host signing events at his retail stores to thank loyal customers and emphasize the importance of choosing American made products for their holiday gifts.
Simon Pearce, designer and retailer of the high-end hand blown glass and handmade pottery that carries his name, will be hosting signing events from Noon to 5pm on Friday, November 21, at the Simon Pearce retail store in Westport, CT, and on Saturday, November 22, at the New York City store on Park Avenue.
These events are an opportunity for Simon and the company’s employees to personally thank loyal customers and emphasize the importance of choosing American made products for their holiday gifts. Like many retailers, holiday sales make up a significant portion of the company’s annual business. Simon Pearce is reaching out to those who have come to be part of this family-owned business to help weather an increasingly difficult economic storm.
Over the years, the company’s growth has come largely through word of mouth. Simon Pearce’s design philosophy reflects a lifestyle to which customers relate. Simon Pearce designs are simple, elegant and functional. Every piece is as unique as the hands that craft them and meant to be passed on from generation to generation. With the support of loyal customers, Simon Pearce artisans in workshops in Vermont and Maryland have enjoyed the opportunity to pursue their passion. It is the strength of this support that has allowed the company to keep its glass production activities in the United States for nearly three decades.
During these signing events Simon will have the opportunity to meet guests, hand-sign their favorite designs and thank them for keeping American artisans at work.
Simon Pearce store locations:
Westport, CT: 170 Main Street -- T: 203-226-2353.
New York City, NY: 500 Park Avenue, Entrance on 59th -- T: 212-421-8801.
About Simon Pearce
Simon Pearce (SimonPearce.com) designs, manufactures and markets original products in hand blown glass and handmade pottery and operates two fine dining establishments. Founded in 1971, Simon Pearce originated as a small glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. Simon Pearce has maintained a dedication to creating products that are beautifully designed, produced with premium quality materials and time-honored techniques and intended for a lifetime of everyday use. In 1981, the company moved to a historic woolen mill on the banks of the Ottauquechee River in Quechee, Vermont. Today, Quechee remains the flagship for Simon Pearce’s retail, restaurant and production activities. The full range of glass and pottery designs embodies traditional and contemporary styles—all with classic simplicity, elegance and everyday functionality. The line is available at 12 Simon Pearce retail stores, through a nationwide network of signature stores, via mail-order catalogue and online.