UPDATE: Due to the current COVID19 situation, Annie and Ava will not be attending the events as planned for the health and safety of everyone. Their appearance will be rescheduled for a later date. We will continue to offer free engraving thru March 25th.
We wish everyone good health.
Elizabeth Clair’s in The District at Eastover to host Annieglass; A Mother-Daughter Story from 11am - 2 pm on Wednesday, March 25 in Jackson, MS.
Smithsonian artist Annie Morhauser and daughter Ava Reinhold will be telling their story of building a business driven by a passion for glass shared by generations of Southern women. They will be personally introducing the newest Annieglass collection for Spring. UMMC MIND Center - Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center will receive 10% of the event sales.
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This event is free and open to the public.
Annie and Ava will be traveling to retailers in the South in advance of Mother’s Day promoting women in business. The mother/daughter duo run Annieglass, a well-loved line of handcrafted glass dinnerware, gifts and sculpture noted for the beauty and durability of the 24kt gold or platinum designs. Their factory on California’s Monterey Bay produces over 60,000 pieces of Annieglass annually. Two pieces from the Annieglass Shell Series were chosen as part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The company was founded in 1983 when Annie found herself in need of a job after graduating art school. Her story of building a non-traditional artisanal business that requires the skills of designer, engineer, scientist, marketer and manufacturer is fascinating.
Like the shops they are visiting, the founders are also women. Elizabeth Clair’s opened their newest location in The District at Eastover in December 2019. “We have been selling Annieglass at our Tupelo location for over 20 years and are thrilled we could open our new store with it,” comments EC Emmons.
“I really think it’s important for women business owners to contribute to one another’s success. I see that illustrated so beautifully at all my visits to the South, where women actively support one another in so many ways. Perhaps that is why so many women start their own businesses here. I am fortunate to be part of it “says Annie whose top retailers are women-owned and in the South.
The District at Eastover
120 District Boulevard East
Jackson, MS 39211