New Website For Shepherds Grove Studio

New website

Over the last year or so I really came to dislike my website, to the point that I just didn’t want to do anything to it – even if I added new products, it still wouldn’t look nice.  And because I didn’t like how it looked, I really did not want to promote it – I figured why send new customers to an ugly website?  I was about to scrap the whole thing and switch to a different ecommerce platform when I called Bigcommerce (my current platform) and expressed my frustrations with my site.  I’m so glad I called and so glad I got the customer care person I did.  He said “why don’t you just change templates?”  He then proceeded to help me see what different templates would look like with my current products.  He stayed on the phone with me until all my questions were answered.  I’ve always admired the customer service that I’ve received from Big Commerce these last 6 years – gosh, it sounds like a plug for Big Commerce.  But really, they’re great.

My new website (shown above) is cleaner and less cluttered and because of this,  some things have been moved around a bit.  The blog and things like the “about us” page and contact info are now at the bottom where they detract less from the purpose of the store.  Just scroll down and they’ll magically appear.  I love magic!

I added a new product recently – dog breed sauce bowls. And this week I’ll be adding dog breed creamers and dog breed sugar bowls.  I have several other pottery shapes to add after that such as 6″ plates, 8″ plates, dog treat jars, and dog food bowls.  Like my dog breed mugs, these pottery shapes are handmade here in my studio, in Eureka, CA.  All of these items can be ordered now, even though they are not on the website.  Just shoot me an email at and let me know what you’re interested in.

Go ahead, have a look at the new Shepherds Grove website and feel free to let me know what you think – I’m open to any and all constructive criticism 🙂


Spring News from Shepherds Grove Studio

Happy Spring!

New Designs from Shepherds Grove

Cavalier King Charles Sugar Bowl and Creamer by
Cavalier King Charles Sugar Bowl and Creamer.

I had several customer requests over recent months for new breeds and variations and thus have added several new dog designs and color variations to my line-up.  These include Norwich Terriers, Beagles, Bull Terriers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, and apricot and silver Poodles.

I also added a couple of new pottery shapes to my handmade dog gift offerings –  a sugar bowl and creamer (pictured below).  They’re very sweet and have been well received.  I will be adding them to my website soon but in the mean time, you can contact me if you would like a set made. You can have them made with any of the currently available dog breeds or, if your breed isn’t on the list, you can make a request.  This is how I typically add new dog breeds to my list.

I am currently working on a few other shapes and should have my test pieces done soon.  These items include three different plate sizes (dessert plate, salad plate, and dinner plate) and a welcome sign.

Help Me Improve

I am always looking for ways to improve what I offer so that I can provide the best experience for you.  Please take a moment to answer a very brief survey (3 questions).  Just click on the link below.  Thank you in advance for your help!