We are excited to announce the return of the Muggles Market, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This year’s theme is Muggles Market: Love and Plunder, combining our adoration of pirates and love. As usual, you have a wonderful opportunity to get to know our artists, writers, artisans, and entertainment through our Muggles Market Spotlights.
Katy Shepherd of Shepherd Shakespeare Company is a new artisan with our Muggles Markets. We asked them a few questions about their life, work, and what treasures they’ll be bringing to Muggles Market: Love and Plunder.
Please tell us all about the plunder you’ll be bringing to Muggles Market.
We will have sweatshirts and T-shirts with assorted Shakespeare quotes on them. There will be various colors, sizes, and designs. Each quote is taken directly from one of Shakespeare’s many brilliant plays.
How did you get started making your glorious plunder?
In February 2022, my husband and I formed Shepherd Shakespeare Company. We established SSCO to bring our love of Shakespeare’s plays to as many people and places as possible. With a big passion for children and education, we want to bring Shakespeare to areas where it might not normally be available. Being someone who loves to craft, I envisioned designing and making stylish Shakespeare clothing (Yes, you read that right…stylish Shakespeare clothing!) to sell to help support our vision of providing free Shakespeare to the Queen City.
What’s an item you are bringing that you are really excited about?
All of them! Where else can you get a pocket tee with Shakespeare on it?
What else would you like everyone to know about your wares?
I design each item myself and make them with such care. I pour my heart into every single shirt and sweatshirt, and it makes me so incredibly happy to see people enjoy them.
What’s your favorite love or pirate story and why?
Our family’s favorite pirate stories are the ones that our 4 year old son makes up and tells us nearly every day!
You can find Shepherd Shakespeare Company on the interwebs!
And, of course, you will meet them in person at Muggles Market: Love and Plunder on Sunday February 5, 2023 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Queen’s Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210! It’s always a good time for pirates! So dress in your finest, sea-worthy garb, and come check out these awesome treasures!