unplug + recharge mini retreat 
OCTOBER 21-23, 2018 

Treat yourself and your business

your retreat leaders
Kelci DeFrancesco

Kelci DeFrancesco is a marketing consultant and graphic designer with over 12 years of experience in the PYOP industry. After working in a studio for 6 years, Kelci went on to work with Bisque Imports in 2011, eventually going on to become Marketing Director. She spent many great years with the BI team, working on educational events, studio resources, and more.


In early 2016, Kelci made the decision to pursue her own projects. With her vast experience at every level of the industry, she now works with studio owners around the country to creatively  market their businesses and reach new customers. She also co-owns a mobile event company in Wilmington, NC, where she leads art workshops and private events. 

Tammie Ramos-Crispino is a certified life and career coach, artist, entrepreneur, founder of Imperfectly Balanced Life and owner of Fire Me Up! Studio in Cranford, NJ.   Her passion is to help individuals find purpose and balance in their lives while living life in their own terms.  Tammie has over 20 years of experience in business in both corporate and small business settings. Tammie’s supportive approach to business also resonates in her nonprofit work. 


Tammie is a mentor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, member of the International Coaching Federation and an active member of her community. Tammie also hosts retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Tammie Ramos- Crispino

Save the date for the Unplug + Recharge Mini Retreat. Co-hosted by Kelci DeFrancesco and Tammie Ramos-Crispino, these two industry veterans are joining forces to bring you two days of restoration and creative refueling. 


With close to twenty years of combined experience in the paint your own pottery industry, Kelci and Tammie have designed this retreat to help alleviate a few of the biggest problems facing studio owners today: Burn out. Fatigue. A loss of passion. Sound familiar? We're sure it does, because we've experienced it ourselves! Throw in the madness of Christmas shoppers and private events and firing retro trees and….yeah. We’re thinking it’s time you took a little break. 


This event is a totally unique and brand new offering for our industry. We’re taking all the things you love about pottery events (new techniques, business classes, time with friends new + old…) and adding a self care and wellness spin to it. (Think yoga, meditation, essential oils, time on the pottery wheel, and a few other luxurious treats.) Add in some exciting partnerships with all of your favorite suppliers, and it’s going to be a pretty fantastic couple of days. 


You’ve worked long and hard on your business. It’s time you took a little time for yourself, don’t you think? 


Join us in October for two and a half days of fresh techniques, business classes, and self care. As small business owners, it is so important to take time away to refocus on your studio, set goals, and prepare for the holidays. However, it is equally as important that you take time to yourself to get away from the hustle of every day life and reconnect with what truly  matters. Our retreat is designed to do just that: we'll be taking good care of both you and your business. Here's what you can expect: 

The Agenda: 

Technique classes: pottery, board art, clay hand building, hand lettering, fluid art, and canvas 

Business classes: social media, fundraisers, wellness checks for you and your business 

Self care: gentle beginner yoga, meditation, self care breaks and workshops 

We'll begin at 7 pm on October 21, and end at 5 pm on October 23. 

The Partners: 

Bisque Imports





Thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We are so looking forward to providing attendees with a well rounded and educational experience. 

What's Included: 

Welcome gifts 

All project materials and supplies 

Coffee, lunch, and light snacks on Monday and Tuesday

Self care evening

Yoga and guided meditations 


Early bird rate: $199 

After August 31: $249

Please note: because of the nature of this event, registration is nonrefundable. Please contact us if you have something come up, and we will work with you to find a solution!  

Any questions? Feel free to contact us at kelciandtammie@gmail.com.

are you ready unplug + recharge?