At The Collective is a recently opened Artisan Co-op located on Elizabeth Street in the heart of Inman Park, a neighborhood in Atlanta known for original shops and restaurants. At The Collective currently have over 30 various Artisans, Craftspeople and Shopkeepers who exhibit at their location. From handcrafted herbal teas, all natural bath and body products, custom tailored clothing as well as hand painted furniture. All facets of design crafted locally are firmly represented here. I have repeatedly patronized since their grand opening because of the commitment to the local craftsperson. A few of the lines carried here are Sally B’s Skin Yummies all natural bath and body products, Apple Head Designs hand painted furnishings, and local Atlanta institution Forrester’s Greenhouse plants and organic vegetables. One of the individuals who help to ensure that the organization runs smoothly is Susie Caldwell.
Susie Caldwell is a native of North Carolina but has called Atlanta Home since 1983. She has over 20 years experience as a Commercial Interior Designer and Project Manager, Antiques Dealer as well as having her own business in Home Renovation since 2002. She brings all these experiences and skills to her new venture as co-owner of, At The Collective, a new Artisan Co-op that brings together the talents of local artisans, craftspeople and shopkeepers to create a unique, one stop shopping experience in the heart of Inman Park. She so enjoys using her skills to not only create her merchandise but to do the design, layout and merchandising of ATC because it allows her to demonstrate how much she LOVES interacting and working with the members of the Co-op and its customers. This has given her the ideal opportunity to bring all her loves and interest together in one place. I decided to start my series 3 Questions from 3 Piece with Susie mainly because I just love At The Collective. So here we go:
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an Actress/Artist. I pursued the Actress part in the early 90’s with the Discovery Channel however my love of creating overwhelmed that part.
What is your definition of Success?Achieving the fine balance between Happiness, Joy and Accomplishment to create abundance in all parts of my life.
What would your last meal be?It would be a Pepperoni Pizza with a Greek salad with extra feta cheese and calamati olives.
**please note this interview originally posted on Ofifteen however they are currently under renovation***