THE SMILE FACTORY
In a small studio on a quiet street in the heart of the Midwest, our team of Smile Artists handcraft every single seed with love. Once the seed leaves the studio, something magical happens. You share it! Keep smiling, keep sharing, and join the Kindness Revolution.
Each Seed is smoothed, flattened on the bottom and the eyes are created with a poke from two chopsticks…all done with lots of positive energy.
DRY AND FIRE
After the clay dries, the Smiles are loaded into the kiln where they are bisque fired (1,940 degrees…ouch!) and all moisture is removed.
The second firing involves lining up all of the Seeds in lots of neat little rows. Each time we open the kiln, a burst of bright and shiny color greets us!
In 2006 Seeds of Happiness started out as leftover lumps of clay that Mark Borella made into little smiles to give to friends who were going through hard times and needed a little smile.
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