Summer Sellers

As winter thaws and spring and summer bring warmer temperatures and lifted spirits, expect your customers to search for the best and brightest tableware and accessories. Guide their urge to decorate with iridescent bowls perfect for fresh appetizers, tumblers that tickle the hand, and coasters that bring the outdoors to the table.

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Crescent Moon at The Cotton Exchange

Joan and Mike Loch, co-owners
Wilmington, N.C.
How do this year’s sales compare to recent years’? Are you seeing a consistent decline or a slow improvement?

We are below last year approximately 22% and approximately 32% behind 2007. Starting in July of this year we have seen a consistent improvement, and we anticipate making up for the sluggish first part of 2009 during the upcoming holiday season.

Ed Edwards

Ed Edwards’ life can be described as a series of evolutions. He grew up surrounded by art—his father was a high school art teacher who introduced silk-screening and mosaic projects to the family—but there wasn’t a strong message to pursue it professionally.

That didn’t stop Edwards from enrolling in art classes while studying as an undergraduate or taking his first stained glass workshop in 1977.