Episode Summary

In this episode of QueerHustle, Michelle sits down with entrepreneur and professional artist, Erin St.John. Erin is the owner of their family business, Saucy Pots Pottery, a retail store that provides handmade ceramics with saucy phrases printed on them. Michelle and Erin talk about the impact COVID-19 has had on her retail business, the importance of pivoting your business in times of crisis and the value of having a strong and open mindset.


What we covered

00:58– Introducing today’s guest, Erin St. John who talks about her experience in retail and their business, Saucy Pots Pottery

10:06 – How Erin pivoted her business model during this global pandemic

14:26 – Erin reflects on the expansive growth of her business

16:13 – Erin speaks to the importance of having an open mindset as an entrepreneur


Tweetable Quotes

“I do really love switching to online because I find that you’re able to reach the people who you want to attract without offending too many others.” Click To Tweet “I think I’m somebody who really enjoys taking risks. I definitely love challenges. I think that makes me different right off the bat. I love change and I love jumping into new ideas and challenging myself and learning as I go.” Click To Tweet “I’m pretty happy with the decision of putting everything online and stepping back from retail. I think that was one of the best decisions ever for this business.” Click To Tweet “Well, I think that if that is your mindset then that’s what will happen. But if you are open and interested in problem-solving, and focusing and honing your skills, and really focusing on the one thing you want to do, then anything is possible.” Click To Tweet


Links Mentioned

Erin St.John’s Instagram

Saucy Pots Pottery Email

Saucy Pots Pottery Instagram

Saucy Pots Pottery Website

Saucy Pots Pottery Facebook

Michelle’s Website


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