|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2019
Morgan Baum [email protected] | 512-809-7771
Kerry Brooks [email protected] | 612-791-4323
MINNESOTA POTTERS UNITE FOR HOLIDAY POP-UP AT MALL OF AMERICA
BLOOMINGTON, MN — This holiday season, shop handmade at the largest retail and entertainment destination in the United States. Two local pottery companies are teaming up to host a pop-up at Mall of America. Dock 6 Pottery of Minneapolis and the Clay Coyote of Hutchinson are bringing their one-of-a-kind ceramics to a wider audience.
The holiday pop-up, Ceramica: A Collaboration in Clay will debut on Friday, November 1, 2019 and will run through early-January. The new, 2,300 square foot storefront is located on Level 1, West, adjacent to Nordstrom. The shop will feature handmade pottery from both Dock 6 and Clay Coyote collections. There will also be a selection of other handmade gifts from artists across the USA.
“This move to Mall of America will position our potteries to reach a global audience during the heart of holiday shopping,” said Morgan Baum, CEO and Owner of the Clay Coyote. “Our vision for the new storefront is to combine our talents to offer a wide-range of handmade pottery for all your holiday needs … serving, decorating, and, of course, unique gifts.”
The Clay Coyote and Dock 6 Pottery are both nationally renowned brands run by two female small business owners, Morgan Baum and Kerry Brooks. Both companies create handmade, functional, pottery designed to enhance your home. Dock 6 specializes in unique designs combining fused glass and pottery to evoke a sensation of the natural world. Clay Coyote is most well known for their Chef’s Line of Flameware pottery that can be used on the stovetop, grill, broiler, and oven.
“Pottery is meant to be enjoyed—both on a visual and tactile level. It should catch your eye on a table and should feel satisfying when you pick it up. It should be the piece you return to over and over again.” said Kerry Brooks, Owner of Dock 6 Pottery. “Our goal is to give everyone the opportunity to share the love of handmade ceramics to their friends and family this holiday season.”
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA
At 5.6 million square feet, Mall of America is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America with more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; FlyOver America; Crayola Experience; Hard Rock Café; The Escape Game; CMX Cinemas; and more. The Mall opened in 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
ABOUT THE CLAY COYOTE
For decades, the Clay Coyote family has been making quality, handcrafted, functional pottery on a hobby farm in central Minnesota. Second-generation owners, Morgan Baum and her husband Ian, continue to carry on the family legacy making art you can cook with. The Clay Coyote Studio is also home to a small business incubator for emerging ceramic artists. The Clay Coyote Gallery, which will be relocating to the Mall of America, carries more than 100 ceramic, wood, fiber, metal, and jewelry artisans from across North America. More information available at www.claycoyote.com/press.
ABOUT DOCK 6
Dock 6 Pottery is a Minneapolis-based Pottery with a production studio in Northeast and a gallery in the Longfellow neighborhood. Kerry Brooks helped found Dock 6 in 1995 and it has grown and evolved over the last two decades. Today, Kerry manages a team of more than 35 potters and artisans. Together they create unique designs combining fused glass and pottery, as well as more traditional functional ware. More information available at https://dock6pottery.com/press/.