Party to celebrate new launch of locally made Potters’ Skin Butter set for Feb. 11

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Press release here:

The Village Potters is pleased and proud to announce that they will host a celebratory event for Cara Mae™ Skin Care’s re-branding launch of Potters’ Skin Butter™ on Saturday, February 11 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at The Village Potters in the River Arts District’s Riverview Station.

Cara Mae founder, and the maker of Potters’ Skin Butter™ Cara Steinbuchel will join us for this celebration of her official launch and business expansion. Cara Steinbuchel began making Potters’ Skin Butter™ , then under the name Potters’ Skin Food, in 2004 at the request of a potter and gallery owner as a remedy for the drying effects of clay on the hands.

A gift of materials from another artist got her started, and after many trials on friends’ hands, her lotion was born. In a very short time, her non-greasy lotion that stays on even after hand washing was tried and appreciated by more than just potters. Soon gardeners, rock climbers, health care professionals, restaurant workers and more were discovering the deep hydration benefits of Potters’ Skin Butter™.

In September 2011, Cara’s part-time side venture became a full-time enterprise as she began the process of creating a more professional brand and plans to expand her production. In December of 2011, she moved production of her lotions into the Blue Ridge Food Venture’s new Natural Products Manufacturing facility, where with the help of her partner and Production Catalyst, Michelle Rogers, she has more than doubled her production.

In addition to her already popular Lavender and Tangerine scented lotions, this move has also allowed Cara to release an Unscented version for retail and wholesale clients. The Village Potters is pleased to host this celebration for Potters’ Skin Butter™, having been avid users of the lotion for years, and proudly retails all scents in their Gallery.

The event will include live music by Johnny Harwood & Friends, the return of the Chocolate Fountain, and complimentary hand massages featuring Potters’ Skin Butter™ by Asheville massage therapist Rachel Horn. Special gift pairings of pottery and Potters’ Skin Butter will also be available in the Gallery, and more elements of the celebration are being added at present. The Village Potters is a fully equipped Pottery housing the working studios of six professional Resident Potters, and includes an exquisite gallery exhibiting and selling exceptional work of Resident Village Potters as well as that of regional artists, including visiting Master’s Series Instructors. The Village Potters Teaching Center offers ongoing classes for adults and children’s art camps and classes. For information: Contact Lori Theriault: [email protected]

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