(This is excerpted from our first newsletter, sent to subscribers in late June, 2011)
Welcome to our first effort at a little community outreach! Over the past
several months we’ve been contacted by all of you in one or more ways, and
if you’ve ordered from us or checked off that little box on our “Contact”
page, this here’s what you signed up for. Like pretty much everything we’re
doing at the moment, this first newsletter is experimental and we’ll work
out kinks as we go, but for the time being I’d like to ensure that at least
everyone receiving this email wants it. If not, please excuse the intrusion
and follow the link at the bottom of this page to “unsubscribe”. We’ll still
count you as “at the table” even if you’re trying to cut down on spam. 🙂
I was not born, trained nor ever even politely introduced to manufacturing of any sort before I determined that making cookware was somehow a smart career choice for my so-called “second act”. I have the great good fortune of a partner to whom the complexities of raw material sourcing, machine-tool operation and maintenance, labor relations, regulatory tangles and such other of the daily challenges of making actual things are well understood. That’s Jeff, of course, and you can read more about him at the main site too.
On November 7th, 2010 my life changed profoundly. It could not have happened with less pomp or circumstance; it came to pass (like so much radical change these days) with the pushing of a button. From one second to the next the Brooklyn Copper Cookware website I’d spent months imagining was suddenly organized enough to pronounce itself an actual destination, so with a single click my doors swung open for business, and I promptly went to bed.
The drama had been in the lead up – a couple of years of: