Studio Happenings – Tagged "meet a worker" – Coletta Collections
Due to the coronavirus, Orders placed by 8:00 am EDT will be shipped every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning.
Due to the coronavirus, Orders placed by 8:00 am EDT will be shipped every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning.
Due to the coronavirus, Orders placed by 8:00 am EDT will be shipped every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning.
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Studio Happenings — meet a worker

Meet Marie: A Coletta Collections Artist

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Meet Marie: A Coletta Collections Artist

At Coletta Collections our business is a personal one. Our studios are filled by artisans with disabilities each working to create beautiful hand-crafted pieces for your home and life. You may be familiar with some of the items we sell, but you may not know are the individual stories of the artisans making these goods. So, we would like to introduce you to Marie! Marie has been with Coletta Collections since relocating from Virginia Beach to the DC metro area in 2016. In Virginia Beach, Marie was employed as an assembly worker. Any small parts or other items required for...

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Meet Zak: A Coletta Collections Worker

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Meet Zak: A Coletta Collections Worker
While we like to talk about the wonderful functional aspects of the products we sell, don’t forget about the intrinsic value that buying an item from us provides. Our products are more than just another pretty thing from the store, they are full of meaning, purpose and provides a means of income to those who truly need it. Consider what the purchase of this product means for the artisan who made it. For Zak, it means he is a lot more like his peers who are now independent adults.

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Hello to a new Weaver!

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Hello to a new Weaver!
We hope that after everyone feels safe, we’ll be able to have more people return to the studio. In the meantime, we’re looking for ways to take advantage of our new work situation, and with that brings some great news! With less people on site, and a bit more “free” time we have a great opportunity to train a new worker. We are excited to announce that we have a new weaver working with us now, Leah!

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Meet Alexis a Coletta Collections Weaver

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Meet Alexis a Coletta Collections Weaver

Alexis has been a Coletta Collections weaver since 2013. She is one of the kindest people that we work with, and has a very patient methodical approach to the work she does. Alexis has a particular love of weaving. Though she has worked in fused glass from time to time the repetitive motion and the peaceful sounds of the loom going back and forth match her calm and quiet personality. Alexis loves to daydream, and in the work place, this is our biggest challenge. She is a careful weaver, and will always seek out help when a mistake is made...

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Giving Tuesday

Posted by Christine Eckstein on

Giving Tuesday
The time has come, Giving Tuesday is here! This year our board will match donations up to $5,000. Our primary goal is to focus on community integration and vocational skills for each of our students and adult participants. With your help we will keep on serving this overlooked population and make a real difference.

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