My Table Pottery was one of Muskego Patch's earliest new business profiles, so when a release from the business announcing a move to Hales Corners (5435 S. 108th St.) came to our attention, we wanted to follow up. The shop features handmade and custom pottery made by owner Jessie Voss, whose work has been recognized nationally.
Voss said the business has been good in Muskego, but a combination of circumstances arose to precipitate the move.
"Our business has certainly grown, but the location has always been a challenge," she explained. Located in an area of Muskego that isn't well traveled along Highway 45, she said customers found the business, well, hard to find.
"We didn't show up well on GPS on people's phones and even though we provide directions on our website, customers rely on the internet, which sometimes had us placed a mile away from where we were. It's hard when people enter the shop already frustrated in trying to find you."
While Voss will continue to operate the kilns at the location just south of Loomis Road (also known as Durham Hill for veteran residents), she decided on a move to Hales Corners along Highway 100 in a vintage home.
"I had been looking along Janesville Road, but found the rents to be too high and I wanted to locate somewhere that would seem to be a good fit," Voss stated. She came across the brick building, which offered much more space, and said the economics worked out well, too.
"We are moving into a location that was an older home, but offers about four times the space on two levels, so we're really excited to be able to feature more artisans in the new space," Voss said.
Like the former space, crafters who produce jewelry, glass, fabric and other pieces will have the opportunity to feature their inventory in the 1,500 square foot selling space. Their opening is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 16.