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Member Since 16 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 11 2016 05:45 PM

About Me

Pottery business -  4 years,  buying 1st kiln in October 2010.   17 years retail business owner of Loftons Flower's & Gifts and a small multi million dollar mall chain called acesori (Yellow Box shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories), in malls in MS, LA, TN and AL.  5 years real estate investment banking - Managing partner Intercostal Equity Ltd;  10 years - assistant professor/instructor in marketing at 3 universities (Louisiana State Univ, Michigan State Univ, Univ of Michigan-Dearborn)  (includes time in graduate school) Taught marketing research and consumer behavior.  Dissertation:  causal modeling of new product innovation acceptance.   


Retail pottery & jewelry business open to public 6 days a week.  Hours:  10am to 6pm.   1 Full time employee.  3 part time employees.   Potters welcome to visit!

May 2014:  2  full time employees.   December 2016:  7 employees, 2 full time, 5 part time


Mostly slab and hand built pieces.  I throw some but not very much.   40% of sales from jewelry.  About half of jewelry sold has clay findings.  

December 2013:  50% of sales from jewelry, with only 5% of jewelry with clay findings, with majority made from import findings.  December 2016:  Jewelry sales 60% of business with no clay findings and expanded into wholesale jewelry business.

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  • Age 60 years old
  • Birthday June 1, 1957
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    Female Female
  • Location
    Edinburg, MS
  • Interests
    MMO's like World of Warcraft. Beta tester for new WOW type games. Making the world a better place for feral cats. Helping teenagers and adults cope with and break free from video game addiction.

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