Tech Executive from Austin’s Top 10 Recruited by Wife at Pottery Hut - High Tech Booms and Busts Push Austin Tech Exec to Importer of Hand Made Crafts

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Husband and wife team Yad and Harpreet Singh, married by choice business partners through necessity, are positioning to catch the long awaited economic turn-around and rising interest in unique personalized gifts by importing hand made gifts from India. The business, started earlier in 2004 as a part- time test by Harpreet, has benefited from the recent availability of Yad and from the assistance of neighbors with retail experience including Nancy Slight a former New York based retail executive.

Working quickly, the group has imported and inventoried a selection of hand painted and beaded picture frames, candles, incense holders, mirrors, trinket boxes, pens, and wedding favors, secured local retail presence, upgraded their initial web site and started small direct mail and marketing efforts. Targeting the gift and personal furnishing markets, the group has selected a wide range of colors and styles including some collegiate combinations favored by sports fanatics and alumni.    

Pottery Hut has opened the doors of local retailers by creating university color gifts for fans. They specialize in custom designs and colors to match an event’s theme, city’s image, college colors, marketing campaigns and many more unique gift ideas. Local Austin retailers serving a wide-ranging audience are now selling various selections of the products targeting the holiday, alumni, and Valentines Day shoppers. Prices for the uniquely individual products range from $ 4.00 to $50.00. Shoppers can browse at the local retailers or see representative photographs of the selection at numerous web sites and have the gifts shipped directly.

About Pottery Hut

Pottery Hut provides a unique selection of handcrafted artwork, created by family artisans and crafters from all over India. Interweaving the aesthetic richness of centuries-old traditions with organic materials and today's craft-styles, we are able to offer you hand made treasures that are truly one of a kind.

Pottery Hut distributes its products through nationally and local Austin retailers including; Austin Gift Company (at South Lamar), Eclectic (at Lamar), The Co-op for women (at Guadalupe), Paper Place (near Central Market), Celebration (at 43rd street) and through affiliate web retailers including PotteryHut can be found at with sales inquiries direct to or (512) 417-9378.

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Michael Romanies                                        

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