The Artisan Group is proud to announce today’s Artist Spotlight Feature is Sarah Struett of Four Black Paws!
We caught up with Sarah and asked her a few questions about her line of handcrafted doggie collars and accessories and her experiences so far working with TAG. Here’s what she said:
Tell us a little bit about your shoppe.
My passion for Four Black Paws all started in 2007 when I became a dog mom to my beautiful black lab, Leila. Since the day she became mine, it was a struggle to find any cute and “girly” collars to put her in. Even in the most expensive, most girly collars I could find, everyone would still mistake her for a boy.
What is your favorite product from your shoppe and why?
I have SO many favorites in my shoppe but right now my favorite is The Groovy Paw Dog Collar. This is the collar that Leila has been wearing for almost a year now…non stop! I think that this is my favorite because it has been an amazing collaboration experience with Shanna Torres of Shanna’s Tie Die to create this one-of-a-kind hand dyed fabric in which I make collars, flowers, bow ties and poop bag dispensers. Every piece I make comes out just a little bit different so no two pieces are ever alike. It is bright, fun and very groovy!
Wow, there are so many things I do when I’m not creating dog products! For starters, I am a 2nd grade teacher by day so that keeps me very busy during the school year. I am also a dog mom to two very energetic German Shorthaired Pointers named Cooper and Gunnar. We do a lot of competitions with them including dock jumping, weight pulling, conformation showing and hunting. We also just recently bought a house on about 5 acres of land so this year I’ve got a HUGE vegetable garden (along with my many other flowers gardens) and for my birthday this week (June 11) my amazing man built me a chicken coop so we can get chickens this year!
What do you like best about The Artisan Group?
Without The Artisan Group, my business would not be where it is today! It has given me the chance to expand my products into the hands of people I normally wouldn’t have been able to get them into on my own (quite literally, Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band, at last year’s CMA’s ::swoon::) and it has been a platform for any questions and problems I have along the way in this amazing business journey I have started. I am forever grateful to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing, educated, talented group of artisans and to be led by our fearless leader, Valerie. Thank you for all that you do for us “little guys.”
FOUR BLACK PAWS