CAROLINA COASTER COMPANY
Hi! Thank you for stopping by for a visit at our website. If you are so inclined, sit back and let me tell you the story of Carolina Coaster Company. About three years ago my husband and I were frequenting an arts festival in Atlanta Ga. We came upon a vendor who had the coolest coasters. They were photographs of restaurants and local points of interest to the area. We had such a fun time standing there looking at all the coasters and choosing the ones that had a special meaning for us. (To this day I have the one of The Fox Theater sitting here beside me on my desk.) David said, “You know, you could do this. It would go over well in Charleston and I know you would do a great job.” The seed was planted.
For the next couple of years I spent time perfecting my technique. You see, the coasters we bought in Atlanta were just photographs glued onto man-made tiles. I knew that I wanted to, as Emeril says “Kick it up a notch”, if I was going to be a part of this venture. I wanted the photographs to look as if they were part of the stone not just glued to it. Off and on for months I would come up with a new idea, test it and be disappointed. Then last spring I finally perfected my technique. The next step was to test it on friends. Not just any friends; picky friends who couldn’t hide their opinions. And guess what. They loved them! And the rest, as they say, is history.
What was once Sittin’ Pretty Coasters is now Carolina Coaster Company. In just a few short months we have gained hundreds of customers and a sizable presence in the low-country area. I couldn’t be more excited and grateful to all our friends and patrons who have made our success up to this point possible. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Please stop by the City Market’s “Art & Music in the Evening” on Friday & Saturday nights, Freshfields at Kiawah Farmers Market on Mondays June – August or at many of the local markets and festivals around the area in the coming months. Check out the “News” section throughout the year for a current listing of our scheduled events. Until that time, we will look forward to meeting each and every one of you.
About The Artist
If you were to have asked Cindy Ellsworth a couple of years ago if she was an artist she would probably have said no. She probably wouldn’t have considered home making, gardening and quilting to be art. Read more »