mini shroomiesby Adam and Jeremy Neff
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A Shroom of One's Own
Take your garden on a trip with these vibrant ceramic mushrooms handmade by brothers Jeremy and Adam Neff. Saturated colors, keen attention to detail and plenty of personality...now all you need is grass. Handmade in the USA. Each is one-of-a-kind and color and shape will vary.
Attention: Shroomies don't like the cold! They are not frost-proof and can shatter if left out in freezing temperatures. Please bring your Shroomies inside when the temperature is at or below freezing.
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- approx. 8" H x 2" dia.
WARNING: Although the artist represents that the glazes used in this item are lead and cadmium free, we include the following with the item as a precaution to assure full compliance with California Proposition 65, because it was produced in a facility that uses other glazes that may contain lead and/or cadmium.
"This product may contain one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm."
The consumer may return the product for a full refund (including all shipping costs) within thirty days of receipt.
These items have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- the maker
Adam and Jeremy Neff
It was during a high school pottery class that the Neff brothers discovered their true calling. For Christmas that year their dad bought them a potter's wheel and small kiln. Fooling around one day, they made a few "ugly mushrooms." On a whim, a family friend took some to a garden expo and came back with $2000 worth of orders. "From two high schoolers' perspective we thought we had hit it big," says Jeremy. Lucky for the brothers, their dad bought them another kiln, and the family garage was soon a full-fledged mushroom factory.
With just a little high school pottery class knowledge, the brothers started making the Shroomies for local garden shops and gift stores. "We made every possible mistake you could think of in the early days," says Jeremy. As demand grew the Neffs hired their friends and trained them to be mushroom makers.
"When our friends would graduate from college and get 'real' jobs they would usually pass their position onto a younger sibling or a friend...the majority of the hands-on crafting is still done by college students working their way through college."
Natives of Salt Lake City, Jeremy oversees product development, while Adam manages production. They have been in business since 2000.
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