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Susan - Owner, Designer, CCO (Chief Ceramics Officer) :)
Susabella was founded by Susan Shapiro in November 2011. She previously owned a graphic and web design business for nearly ten years. After having her son she decided to take a break and focus on her other bridal business, BravoBride.com. Missing a creative outlet and because of her mother-in-law she began taking pottery classes (thanks Margaret!). She soon discovered that she could blend her love of all things wedding, baby, home and pottery related into a new business crafting heirloom accessories and gifts.
People commonly ask how Susan came up with the name Susabella. Susabella was actually was the nickname given to her by her grandmother, Nonna. Susan always admired her grandmother’s tenacity, dedication and strong work ethic. Due to that inspiration, Susan realized it was only appropriate to use Nonna’s name for her as the name for her business, and from that, Susabella, Inc. was born.
Steve - Maker, Designer, Lead Production Artist
Steve helps make all of our items and also comes up with new design ideas. Not only is he my twin brother but my right hand man. I couldn't do it without him! In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his husband Chris and their dog, Newton.
Michelle - Studio Supervisor, Customer Service
Michelle is our studio supervisor and does an amazing job keeping everything running smoothly and working with our customers. She is incredibly organized, efficient and a wonderful person to work with. We're very lucky to have her!
Heidi - Shipper, Graphic Designer
Heidi helps us ship and does graphic design work for our keepsake boxes every week. She pays incredible attention to details, helps come up with new design ideas and even brings in homemade cookies! We love having Heidi as part of our team.
Daryl - Production, Glazer, Assistant
Daryl helps with just about everything at Susabella. He keeps everything organized and glazes all of our ceramic items. He pitches in whenever and where-ever we need help and he is an all around great guy!
Linda - Shipper
Linda helps ship all of our ceramic pieces. She's a very hard worker and pays extra close attention to the details so we don't miss anything before it ships out. We're so lucky to have Linda at Susabellas.
Alaina - Shipper, Production
Alaina helps with shipping and making our ceramic keepsake boxes too. She is very reliable, and we are so happy to have her on our team!
Carol - Production, Assistant
Carol is such a great addition to our team. She helps with the final production stage for our hand stamped clay pieces and she prints and matches up all of our shipping labels. We are so thankful for her organization and great attention to detail.
Teresa - Shipper, Assistant
Teresa is so helpful, and she has a very fun and bubbly personality. She helps ship all of our items and also helps with printing labels and gluing some of our clay pieces. She is a very fast learner, and we are so happy she's a part of our team!