SPREAD THE WORD!
WHAT CAN I SUBMIT?
If you are in the habit of hand-blowing your own beautiful glass designs, that's what you should submit! We are looking for almost anything: jewelry, sculptures, clocks, birdhouses, dishware, and vases. Really, the sky is the limit, so it might be easier to tell you what you shouldn't submit: as a company that is animal-friendly, designs made of leather, suede, bones, and antlers won't be sold on our site.
WHAT ARE BUYERS LOOKING FOR?
We take the term "uncommon" pretty seriously around here and are on the hunt for truly unique products. Our buyers love anything that has an exciting story so tell us about it in your entry. Where does your inspiration come from? What hurdles have you jumped to get to your beautiful finished product? Lastly, we love a product made from unique, unexpected materials, and we love it even more if those materials are reclaimed. Not a requirement, but it would make us smile.
WHAT DO I GET IF I WIN?
We thought you might ask that! If you are our grand prize winner - and let's face it, why wouldn't you be? - you'll receive $500 cash (OK it's a check, but you get the idea) and a vendor contract at UncommonGoods. You'll work with your assigned buyer - to decide how your product will be sold based on your production capacity. Your design will be shown on UncommonGoods.com, in our marketing emails, and possibly in the catalog. You also reserve the right for a judgment-free victory dance.
WHAT IF I DON'T WIN?
This question bums us out, but all runners-up will receive a critique of their work from the guest judges, will receive tips for marketing and growing their businesses from the UncommonGoods marketing team, and may still be considered for entrance into our collection.
I STILL HAVE A QUESTION!
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie and Patrick are the designers and producers for Frost Glass, an exciting brand of glasswork specializing in barware, lighting, and sculpture. Over a decade of experience, study with glassmakers around the world, and a strong foundation in art and design gives this team keen eyes and a grasp of modern sensibilities.
Ne'Quana is the Assistant Buyer for Tabletop at UncommonGoods. She is a native New Yorker who loves interior decorating, collecting dream catchers, and spending time with her family.