Feb. 25, 2013
Cook on Clay’s Maryon Attwood and Robbie Lobell have launched a 30-day kickstarter project to build a new kiln from the ground up in Coupeville.
“It’s a big step for us, but the demand for Cook on Clay pots has become so great that we are building a new, large kiln right here on Whidbey Island as the next milestone for our business,” Lobell said.
Attwood and Lobell launched Cook on Clay, LLC in 2010 and have seen their cooking pots purchased by enthusiastic customers for more and more tables throughout the region and across the country. Their product line includes nine cookware forms in a variety of sizes and is popular with local chefs for their own home cooking. Attwood and Lobell have been engaged in community activities since their arrival from Connecticut eight years ago, and view the expansion of their business as a reflection of Whidbey’s unique entrepreneurial community.
“The biggest challenge to our continued growth is having the right-sized equipment,” Attwood said. “We have relied heavily on our studio-sized kiln to start up our business and produce a sufficient inventory of cookware over the past two years. Now it’s time for us to take the next step,” she added.
Fire It Up! A New Kiln for Cook on Clay is a Kickstarter project to raise the funds for a larger kiln. It’s part of the company’s vision for an American-made cookware that can take the heat. Cook on Clay’s goal is $28,500. Pledges are received via Kickstarter until the goal is reached – all within the 30 days. If the goal is not reached, then all of the pledges are returned.