Today we’d like to introduce you to Molly Reinhardt.
Hi Molly, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I have always worked on various creative projects and collected vintage pieces for years. Which is why I decided to combine the two… cement goods + vintage finds = Cementage.
During the pandemic, I needed a new creative outlet so I started searching for some inspiration which led me to cement DIYs. With that, I bought supplies and decided to try my hand at it making my first cement tabletop fire pit as a holiday gift for a family member. Since then, people started asking if I sold them or could customize – which led to creating all the different shapes, sizes, colors, candles, planters, bowls, and more that I offer now. It has evolved a lot over the past 8 months.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has been a fairly smooth ride so far – but probably getting the Cementage name out there and known can be challenging at times. As a maker, it’s not just the creative part you get to focus on – you have to reach out, promote, advertise, make calls, work events, and meet people. Since Cementage is just me, it can be a hustle at times but worth it. The hard work has actually paid off already, and I have been very fortunate in making great connections with fellow makers and businesses, and even created amazing partnerships as well! I was also just featured on Show Me St. Louis which was a big accomplishment for me.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I create handmade cement goods, and source unique vintage finds.
I am more known for my cement goods as I make tabletop fire pits, various bowls, vessels, incense holders, ashtrays, planters, and candles. My fire pits and candles are most popular at the moment.
I am most proud of the response I have received so far from fellow makers, businesses, customers, and even new followers – the support and positive feedback in itself is super rewarding, and lets me know I’m on the right path and gives me the confidence to continue creating.
As far as what sets me apart from others – my cement and vintage goods are all one-of-a-kind pieces. Not one product looks the same giving each customer their own unique piece for their home or outdoor space. My cement goods specifically are solid simple sleek pieces that can pair perfectly with any setting.
Being partnered with a local candle shop and local s’more making business also sets me apart since I can offer extra add-ons with my products. Urban Candle Company pours all of my cement goods and vintage finds into candles. They also stock my goods as well in their store. And The S’more Shack creates classic homemade s’more kits that I pair with roasting skewers to give the ultimate s’more bundle experience.
In addition, I also offer custom orders, delivery & shipping.
I’m also stocked at River Bank Gifts in Grafton, IL.
We love surprises, fun facts, and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
Something surprising for people who know my work but not me would be that I’ve worked in the entertainment industry (specifically Art Department for tv/film production) for almost 14 years now. I’ve worked on various projects big and small – including films like Gone Girl, Up in the Air, Fast & Furious, and also The Steve Harvey talk show. Currently, I am freelancing on commercial projects here in St. Louis, and I occasionally work on locations for bigger projects.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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