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fashionable, and I remember her always painting. She encouraged me to explore and live a creative life. And you think being a mother won’t change you, but it does.

Treffry to carve out her life. She reflects on moving to the city with her family when she was young, and what the city has offered her as an artist and mother.

It makes you a better person. It has taught me to be smart, driven, and passionate for my daughters.”

“There is so much talent here. The cost of living is great, the food is great, and I love the people. They are warm, real, and not austere.” Columbus offers plenty of inspiration too. She loves how her customers admire the local aspect of her brand, and how it strengthens their connection to the pieces knowing they were made right here in Columbus.

She attributes her passion for the materials to the success of Pluma. Deriving from a place of pure admiration, she avidly believes that any artist must truly love what they are doing. “You have to stay true to yourself, and you have to love it. You can’t sustain on BS.” Columbus is where Treffry has learned everything she knows about running a creative business, making the city all the more special to her. “You have to always remember that no one else will work as hard for your brand as you will,” says Treffry. “The biggest struggles for me occur when I feel like I’ve lost a balance between work and life. There are no off days when it’s your brand, and sometimes I have a hard time not feeling like I should constantly be at my desk.” Columbus has proven to be the perfect place for

While business owners surely have their struggles, Treffry wouldn’t choose any other place to make it all happen. “My husband and I have had the opportunity to leave several times, but we’ve never moved away because it’s a great place to balance work and family, and we love the culture. Life is good here.” As the early evening settled and it became dark, Treffry sat down at her desk, a kaleidoscopic array of stones, metals, and beads. Butler puttered in with her daughter as she spoke about the future of Pluma.

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Wonderfilled Magazine Volume Two  

Discover Columbus, Ohio! Exploring the world around us, one city at a time, through food, craft, art and design. Everything that makes life...

Wonderfilled Magazine Volume Two  

Discover Columbus, Ohio! Exploring the world around us, one city at a time, through food, craft, art and design. Everything that makes life...

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