Today we’d like to introduce you to our fabulous retailers, Adele & Rebecca Krasniuk from ARK Ceramics & Gifts! Read on to learn a bit about their shop and why they’re passionate about their work.
ARK Ceramics & Gifts
We interviewed Adele & Rebecca Krasniuk, owners of ARK Ceramics & Gifts in Landmark, MB to learn a little bit more about their store, what it’s like to be a Country Chic Paint retailer, and why they love what they do. Read on to learn more about their story!
Adele & Rebecca are a mother/daughter partnership who own and manage a brick and mortar store on Main St. in Landmark, Manitoba in the heart of Canada. Their names (Adele and Rebecca Krasniuk) are the basis of their business name, ARK Ceramics & Gifts. They opened their doors ten years ago as a small gift shop and paint-your-own-pottery studio.
What makes their store unique is the combination of a gift shop and paint-your-own-pottery studio. Their gift shop sells lovingly handmade products and in the studio they teach ceramic painting and various other creative workshops including textured canvas painting, bath bomb making & furniture painting with Country Chic Paint. Three years ago they expanded the square footage of their shop in order to increase their product offerings to include their own all natural bath and beauty line!
Adele & Rebecca agreed that their favorite thing about running their store is seeing the satisfaction their customers feel when they complete a project and love the outcome. It is always encouraging for them to see what their customers create and see their faces light up when they show off their completed pieces.
Rebecca’s creation in Cheesecake and Antiquing Wax
What it’s like to be a Country Chic Paint retailer…
This is Adele & Rebecca’s story of why they chose to carry Country Chic Paint in their store:
“Destiny stepped in! After picking up a brochure during a short holiday, one of our customers asked if we would start supplying Country Chic Paint products. She had used other paints but liked Country Chic Paint the best. So, of course, we made the call and the rest is history!”
When asked if they had a favorite color they said it’s hard to choose a favorite because they like them all! Rebecca loves Devotion Adele is partial to the teal shades like Jitterbug and Bliss. One of the perks of having their own paint line in-store is that whenever the creative mood strikes them, they can simply grab the perfect shade right from their shelf and get creating!
“It feels like we are in a candy shop and we have all these products to sample…so much fun!!”
Adele’s creation in Bees Knees, Cheesecake, Dark Roast and Belt Buckle
ARK Ceramics & Gifts hosts many different types of workshops (about 6 per month) so there’s something for everyone to learn! Their Intro to Country Chic Paint workshops are particularly popular as customers are allowed to test out many products and colors, and play with new techniques. In the new year they plan to branch out into painting new surfaces including canvas, ceramics, and more. These ladies are a blast to work with and they have a wealth of artistic knowledge, so be sure to gather your friends and sign up for a workshop with them today!
If you want to find out more about becoming a Country Chic Paint retailer, please visit www.countrychicpaint.com/wholesale.