A Special Thank You From Cara Steinbuchel

We were thrilled to host Cara Steinbuchel and Cara Mae™ Skin Care this past weekend for the Brand Re-Launch Party for her Potters’ Skin Butter™! It was a great evening and a wonderful celebration.  While we send our gratitude out to everyone who joined us in spite of the threat of snow and the dipping temperatures, we wanted to give Cara another opportunity to express what she so eloquently shared with everyone on Saturday night.

From Cara:

Cara Mae™ Skin Care, Cara Steinbuchel, The Village Potters

“Thank you to everyone who came out to the Cara Mae™ Potters’ Skin Butter ™ Launch Party on Saturday! We had a blast! That magical, snow dusted evening was a dream come true for me.

I want to reiterate my gratitude for all of the support I have received and continue to receive.

The Village PottersFirst of all, I would like to thank The Village Potters, namely potters Sarah Wells Rolland, Lori Theriault, Cat Jarosz, Mel Mitchell Robertson, Judi Harwood, sculptor Bernie Segal, and studio assistant Karen DuBois, for their extraordinary hospitality in putting on this amazing event and for all of the love and encouragement they continually offer me.

Johnny Harwood & Friends, The Village Potters
Johnny Harwood & Friends

The Village Potters Gallery, Studio, and Teaching Center is such a positive and creative place because of these amazing people. A special thanks to Johnny Harwood (of Johnny’s Music School Asheville) and friends for providing the grooving live music for the party.

Rachel Horn Massage Therapy, The Village Potters
Rachel Horn
Alex Krug, The Village Potters
Alex Krug

I appreciate Rachel of Rachel Horn Therapeutic Massage generously offering free chair massages to the guests at the party. Thanks to Alex Krug for creatively sampling out Potters’ Skin Butter as the retro cigarette girl.

Roots Hummus, The Village Potters  The Village Potters, Wedge Brewery

Thanks to Roots for donating their delicious hummus and the Wedge Brewery for helping out with beer.

Thanks to John Brute for building my website, Erin Brethauer for her breath-taking photography, and 828 Design for their extraordinary design services. I am always grateful that we have such a supportive business community in Asheville, NC, and I have directly benefited from the resources and helpful staff at Mountain Biz Works, including Helaine Greene, and Blue Ridge Food Ventures Natural Products Manufacturing Facility.

I am also grateful for the awesome media coverage that Cara Mae™ has received recently in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Ashvegas Blog, and the Biltmore Beacon.

An extra special thanks goes out to Michelle Rogers, my partner and production catalyst, for her ongoing support of my business in so many ways. From helping me make lotion at Blue Ridge Food Ventures to late nights cutting out labels, Michelle has helped me more than double my production, while adding a healthy dose of fun to the process. Thanks to my Mom, Carla Steinbuchel, for her strength and encouragement, as well as making this redesign and rebranding project possible. Thanks to my family and friends for trying my lotion and believing in me all along.

To those who have told their friends about Potters’ Skin Butter™, your referrals have been especially instrumental in the growth of my business. Since the beginning, word of mouth has been my biggest marketing tool. Thanks for your help in spreading the word and in spreading my lotion to those who need it.

I started making my lotion in 2004 for potters and people with extremely dry skin. Since then, my business has gone through some changes, the biggest of which is this redesign and rebranding. It’s a very exciting time as I launch into this venture full-time. Thanks again for coming out and celebrating with me!”

Cara Mae Skin Care, The Village Potters

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