Hand Crafted Kiwi Made Products
Sue's pottery is all hand crafted at her studio on Kingsford Smith Street. This is surprising to many when considering the intricate details of the work and the industrial environment in which it's been created. "People are usually surprised that I make it here or that it's been hand made. They're shocked that I'm here for a start, because it's such an industrial sort of 'blokey' street - there's Bunnings, there's Leightons - they don't expect to see a pottery shop in the middle of it all."
Live Work Bay
Since arriving in Lyall Bay, Sue has seen some noticeable changes in the area - the biggest of which being the growing number of new businesses. "It just feels like it's starting to get a bit of a life, you know. With the likes of Spruce Goose, a lot more people seem to be coming out here and taking more interest in what's happening. I'm always surprised to find out what new businesses there are out here."
The beauty of being self-employed is that you can pick and choose where and how you're going to do business. For Sue, Lyall Bay offered the perfect setting to help facilitate her craft "For me personally I like being close to the beach. It's just a lifestyle really and I think that's the great thing about being self-employed - being able to choose where you are and how you do it."
Like many based in Lyall Bay, the appeal for Sue lies in the lifestyle you can create out here. Lyall Bay is fast becoming a viable and attractive place to do business for many. The likes of Sue Dasler Pottery and other businesses in the area are drawing people out this way, and further business development will be a natural progression to this.
For more information on Sue Dasler Pottery check out her website or pay her a visit in sunny Lyall Bay! Like Sue, many other local businesses are proudly based in Lyall Bay.