Artist of the Month: Amanda Werner designs the perfect gift boxes with love and care |  Town & Gown

Artist of the Month: Amanda Werner designs the perfect gift boxes with love and care | Town & Gown

With The Giving Field, Amanda Werner focuses on the artwork of making the right present for everybody. She curates picket present containers full of native gadgets.

She got here up with the idea for her work at Lemont in 2016. It was easy, she says.

“It was like Tetris for me,” says Werner, laughing. “How do I put these presents into this house? It was a step-by-step course of.”

Initially, she explains, The Giving Field made customized present containers. Nonetheless, because the enterprise expanded and grew, Werner was pressured to show issues round. Now, she says, she designs quite a lot of present baskets in numerous classes that she places along with the identical love and care that she did the personalized ones.

“The present containers have been actually working, however these customized presents take a very long time to place collectively,” says Werner. “Wanting ahead, we needed to do away with the customized. However now we have now a variety of pre-designed present containers for actually any event. We go along with those we have discovered to be a few of our greatest sellers through the years.”

In search of a present for a espresso lover? Are you searching for one thing for wine lovers? How a couple of Penn State cheerleader? In each case, Werner and The Giving Field have you ever coated.

“Each couple of months, we’ll change it up in strategies and every part,” says Werner. “We all the time attempt to maintain it contemporary. New types… no matter’s stylish, no matter it’s. We’ll do what folks need. Nevertheless it’s all the time one thing to reinvent, and it is form of exhausting to do with presents.”

In accordance with Werner, the coffee-themed Giving Field is definitely a bestseller.

“America runs on caffeine, proper? Everyone knows that. For espresso lovers, you will have a cup. With pottery, we’ll work with an area at State School. With espresso, we’ll have espresso from many espresso outlets like Café Lemont, The Cheese Store or Rothrock. That is our favourite espresso. Then you definately’ll get a espresso scoop—a stupendous, hand-carved picket spoon constructed from storm-harvested Pennsylvania tree limbs,” Werner says.

For alcohol-themed presents, Werner makes use of all the native wineries, distilleries, and breweries. These presents, nevertheless, can’t be shipped.

In accordance with Werner, The Giving Field actually took off in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Folks weren’t actually visiting household or mates. They have been simply wanting on-line for presents and I used to be so busy.”

The Giving Field comprises presents for as little as $25 and as a lot as $300. Regardless of the fee, Werner all the time tries to make it look lovely.

“Regardless of how a lot you spend, what you will get is a well-crafted presentation. All the time on level. Perhaps slightly OCD,” laughs Werner.

The Giving Field can be delivered to State School and the encircling space or shipped elsewhere.

“We attempt to accommodate everybody,” says Werner.

Since Werner is a mom, The Giving Field was the right work for her. She is ready to put the containers collectively and spend time along with her daughter.

“I used to be a stay-at-home mother and I wished to be in enterprise. That is actually the way it all started. Right here I’m, nonetheless strolling alongside,” Werner explains.

Nonetheless, that was not the explanation she began working.

“I began it as a result of I really like giving presents and I really like buying native. I actually really feel prefer it’s been an extension of me…to assist native companies and concentrate on different native companies. I really feel so happy with that. It offers me a lot pleasure and success,” says Werner.

Christmas, after all, is the busiest time of the 12 months at The Giving Field. Nonetheless, Werner doesn’t view it as nerve-racking. As an alternative, she embraces him.

“Man, it has been getting loopy… the entire month of December. By the point I will put up the Christmas tree, it is Christmas Eve. Every little thing works, however I adore it,” says Werner.

She hopes The Giving Field will proceed to “thriving and rising” within the days, months and years to return.

“I am nonetheless the one worker at The Giving Field, however I might wish to personal a warehouse in the future. I believe the way in which we develop, it is attainable to get these sorts of outcomes,” says Werner.

For now, she is working in her house studio. Nonetheless, she is open to any and all choices.

“Bricks and mortar? On the street? After all. There are different native outlets that promote presents, however I really feel like everybody has their very own distinctive model. It will be good for somebody to return and purchase issues off the cabinets,” says Werner.

However within the meantime, these concerned about making use of utilizing The Giving Field can name (814) 506-7670, e mail [email protected]Or go to thegivingbox.membership on Fb or Instagram. T&G

Chris Morelli is a contract author for City & Robe.

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