Aerie Lane, a DIY Craft Studio, Opens in Mt Laurel
The Town of Mt Laurel now offers another fun destination in its Town Center. Mary Ussery and Lena Davis recently opened Aerie Lane, a DIY craft studio. Located on Manning Place, Aerie Lane is the place to gather with friends, create memories, and express your creativity.
“Each time you construct a project by hand, you share a part of yourself with others,” said Mary Ussery. “Whether what you make is for your home or for a gift, the time and creativity you put forth has extraordinary personal value. It’s a great way to bring a community together!”
Mary Ussery and Lena Davis became friends twelve years ago while coaching cheerleading and having boys around the same age. With so much in common, their families bonded immediately. They are both dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and empowering others and want to provide a place for people to truly come together to build experiences, memories, and crafts.
We recently interviewed Mary to learn more about the upcoming store.
What brought you to the Town of Mt Laurel?
Lena and I both live near the Mt Laurel community and felt it was an ideal location for an Aerie Lane Craft Studio. Whether it’s for employee’s to have a fun place to take a lunch break, rental space, birthday, or family time, we want everyone to come gather, create, and repeat.
What makes you most excited about starting this new business?
We are super excited to bring something new to the area that hasn’t been offered before. People love to do fun craft projects!
What kinds of crafts can you make?
Our projects range from age and are mostly created with wood, however, we do offer projects that vary from project to project. We offer wood signs, rustic center pieces, seasonal decor, wreaths, coffee/tea holders, wall decor, kid’s projects, corn hole boards, and so much more.
How do you sign up for a class or workshop? Can you drop in?
We are open to the public for drop in from 10-2 each day, Tuesday- Saturday for Open Craft Bar and retail shopping. All evening workshops are considered Private Workshops. They are designed for a host and her guests of 8 or more. The host will receive her project free when she has 8 or more in her Private Workshop. To book your Private Workshop, go to Birmingham.AerieLane.com.
What age ranges does this appeal to? Can kids take part?
We have projects that appeal to all ages. Kids ages 12 and under can take part in a project, with parent supervision.
Do you throw private parties?
We welcome private parties! We provide a wonderful place for community meetings and event space for birthday parties, Christmas parties, Girl Scout or Boy Scouts, bridal teas, and baby showers.
What are your store hours?
Our store hours are 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday for the Open Craft Bar and retail store. All Private Workshops are scheduled through our website.
Where can we find more information?
You can view and learn more through our website, Birmingham.AerieLane.com. We hope that you will share and tell all of your friends, come see us!
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