Just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for all the love and support from my friends, family, employees, artists, and customers for helping me make The Circle what it is today. This summer is our 5 year anniversary and I’m feeling blessed to be able to do what I love every single day and to be a part of the Asheville community with all of you. I’ve learned a lot over these last 5 years and I’m thankful to still be here. It’s a struggle at times, but it’s a beautiful struggle, and I’m going to make it! The Circle is still independently owned and operated by me, this is my only store, my only business, and I’m pouring my heart and soul into everything I do. When you support The Circle, you are supporting a 100% local business, over 200 local artists, and a small dedicated team of Circle employees who make all this magic happen.
The original idea behind The Circle was to bring together all my artist friends, glassblowers, fashion designers, makers, and crafters to create an Asheville showcase of locally made goods. The Circle focuses on connections, keeping it local, and spreading the love through the Asheville Vortex. When I walk through the store, I see my friends and family in every item. I think you will see and feel the difference as soon as you walk in the door. I’m proud that The Circle has stayed true to its original conception and has grown into what it is today.
Looking forward to the future, The Circle is committed to preserving the Asheville flavor that y’all know and love, while taking it to the next level. We plan to stay LOCAL as we go GLOBAL!! We are widening our Circle to include an online store on our website. This will allow us to keep connected to all our far away fans while spreading the Asheville love far and wide. Look forward to keeping up with all our favorite local glass, art, and fashion. We plan to help our Asheville artists by increasing their exposure while providing our fans with the best Asheville has to offer. Hoping to have our new on line store up and running by the end of the month, stay tuned Circle lovers!! And don’t forget to ask for your friend/family/artist/alumni/loyal customer discount at the store. Peace, Love, and Light!!