Denise O’Reilly likes to burn things. And they’re beautiful.
As the owner of The Burnt Shop, Denise has been gone from making holiday gifts for friends to quitting her leader role at Whole Foods. How did she go from presents to profit? How does she create new products? With a lot of hard work and smart growth along the way. Learn how she’s heating up her wholesale business in this episode.
A little about Denise
Denise O’Reilly, owner artist at The Burnt Shop, moved her home and business to Maine in 2018 from Glastonbury, Connecticut. She launched her line of botanically inspired kitchen and barware 4 years ago by selling at farmers markets and art shows. She transforms her pen and ink drawings into etched and woodburned pieces out of her home studio. Her creations of beautiful, eco-friendly items for the home, are now being carried in close to 50 stores across the Northeast.