The journey started in 2012 when we escaped New York City and established HeartMoss Farm on a small piece of land in the Appalachian Mountains. The goal was to find our own way to live sustainably; raising small numbers of animals in addition to the vegetable garden, fruit trees, and perennials.
Then in 2016, Hannah started HeartMoss Pottery, a small handmade pottery business, in the basement of our farmhouse. Initially, she was attending local retail shows and selling at small local galleries, and the vibrancy of her artist-developed unique glazes made her work stand out. Once she designed and was able to consistently produce her hyper-functional travel mugs (yes, the lid closes completely! And they’re dishwasher *and* microwave safe!) in those same brilliantly colored glazes, HeartMoss Pottery started to grow quickly.
Today, Heartmoss Pottery is now in a second location with a small gallery attached, though Hannah still does her wheel-throwing in her basement studio. We have four (four!) employees and are thrilled that our hopes for sustainability have blossomed into economic sustainability for more than just our own family.
Hannah and her wife Emi still live in Grayson County, VA on their small homestead-style farm with their two small children and assorted livestock.