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Alexis Courtney

Alexis Courtney is a ceramicist and photographer originally from Delaware. After spending time on both coasts, she has settled in Richmond where she splits her time between creating unique pieces under the name East Clay Ceramics, and running a pottery studio Hand / Thrown alongside her business partner Emily Wicks. Alexis Courtney has been a long-time friend of Handyma'am Goods (you can peep her photography work on our product pages!), and we loved the opportunity to learn more about her pottery practice.

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Alexis Courtney

Alexis Courtney is a ceramicist and photographer originally from Delaware. After spending time on both coasts, she has settled in Richmond where she splits her time between creating unique pieces under the name East Clay Ceramics, and running a pottery studio Hand / Thrown alongside her business partner Emily Wicks. Alexis Courtney has been a long-time friend of Handyma'am Goods (you can peep her photography work on our product pages!), and we loved the opportunity to learn more about her pottery practice.

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Grant Program

WORKWEAR TO SHARE

The workwear grant was created to make our garments more accessible to all.

Our hope is that through this program, we can help a few women in need of the right stuff to do the tough stuff. Beginning in 2021, we will award a Handyma’am garment to one ma’am twice a year (a Fall/Winter cycle, and a Spring/Summer cycle). We look for two main factors in applicants:

1. The applicant is doing work that centers their communities and/or uplifting other women.

2. The applicant and/or organization aligns with our values:

We believe women are powerful, and their workwear should reflect that. For us, this means everything — quality, design, fit and production — is centered around the confidence and capability of the wearer.

Handyma’am is here because women need to be seen, heard, represented and have our needs met — whatever they are. 

MEET OUR SPRING/SUMMER '21 GRANTEE

Applications are open now for our Fall/Winter 2021 recipient. 

APPLY HERE

FAQs:

Who can apply?
Anyone that fits our application criteria!

How do I apply? 
Just fill out the online application here [insert link]

Can I submit a video instead?
YES! Writing not your thing? Send us a video that touches on the questions in the application. The tone we want to set is easy going, supportive, and accessible-- have fun with it!

When are the submission deadlines?

Applications for Fall/Winter 2021 need to be submitted by July 1st 2021.

Applications for Spring/ Summer 2022 need to be submitted by January 1st 2022.

Anything else I should know?
If selected, you can expect to hear from Handyma’am by email. Each season’s winner will be featured on our website and work with the Handyma’am team to create a unique event (virtual or in person) to share with our community!


WORKWEAR TO SHARE

The workwear grant was created to make our garments more accessible to all.

Our hope is that through this program, we can help a few women in need of the right stuff to do the tough stuff. Beginning in 2021, we will award a Handyma’am garment to one ma’am twice a year (a Fall/Winter cycle, and a Spring/Summer cycle). We look for two main factors in applicants:

1. The applicant is doing work that centers their communities and/or uplifting other women.

2. The applicant and/or organization aligns with our values:

We believe women are powerful, and their workwear should reflect that. For us, this means everything — quality, design, fit and production — is centered around the confidence and capability of the wearer.

Handyma’am is here because women need to be seen, heard, represented and have our needs met — whatever they are. 

MEET OUR SPRING/SUMMER '21 GRANTEE

Applications are open now for our Fall/Winter 2021 recipient. 

APPLY HERE

FAQs:

Who can apply?
Anyone that fits our application criteria!

How do I apply? 
Just fill out the online application here [insert link]

Can I submit a video instead?
YES! Writing not your thing? Send us a video that touches on the questions in the application. The tone we want to set is easy going, supportive, and accessible-- have fun with it!

When are the submission deadlines?

Applications for Fall/Winter 2021 need to be submitted by July 1st 2021.

Applications for Spring/ Summer 2022 need to be submitted by January 1st 2022.

Anything else I should know?
If selected, you can expect to hear from Handyma’am by email. Each season’s winner will be featured on our website and work with the Handyma’am team to create a unique event (virtual or in person) to share with our community!