So many of you have been a part of the Clay Coyote family and we love to hear your stories.
“Clay Coyote has been a part of my life since I was young. I feel like Tom, Betsy and team saw me grow up! I purchased my first piece from Clay Coyote when I was 16 years old and it’s been a friendly addiction ever since.
When my mother first started working at Clay Coyote, I looked up to both Tom and Betsy with great appreciation. They put their heart, soul and elbow grease into a business they were so passionate about, listening to the customers’ needs and opening a gallery, showcasing beautiful, useful art pieces. They inspired me to start a jewelry business in high school, offering advice and showing their support by giving me the opportunity to sell at trunk shows and open houses-they’re a big reason that I chose to major in entrepreneurship.
As I continued to learn from them, I also acquired more pieces from the gallery and have quite a collection to this day!
My husband, Hans, understood quickly how much the Clay Coyote family meant to me and has, good or bad, also fallen into an addicting appreciation for pottery and art (one just cannot have enough mugs!).
We’ve been to the MN Pottery Festival with friends and family, registered for our Wedding at Clay Coyote, took our engagement photos out on their land and even got one of our cats there!
This business and the community of people surrounding it have become a part of our lives.
We’ve now moved out of state (with diligent care for packing our pottery, no casualties in the move!) and every day, we get to use pieces that we’ve either purchased or been given that give us beautiful memories and an appreciation for the hands that made them.
So what does Clay Coyote mean to us? It means many things: youth, growth, success, love, care, friendships and family. The core of Clay Coyote has genuine, hard-working people dedicated to the community and we’re so happy for all of Tom & Betsy’s accomplishments!
We’re also very excited to see how the gallery continues to evolve with Morgan’s leadership and the new products, events and offerings that are to come!”
If you have a Clay Coyote story (and a photo) to share please send it to Morgan ([email protected]), we’ll post them here on the blog and our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites.