Sophia is the small businesses owner of The Firestone | Art Studio + Cafe on Main Street. She began working in the arts at The Claypen, while attending high school. After pursuing a business degree in Boston, Massachusetts she developed an LLC and made plans to start her own, small business in the future. In the final months of her senior year, Sophia purchased The Claypen, in West Hartford, CT.
After 2 successful years, the business grew and Sophia opened the second, sister-location right here on Main Street in Manchester. The Firestone | art studio + cafe opened in November 2019. Similar to The Claypen, it showcases paint your own pottery, but also added glass fusing, wheel throwing, canvas painting, wood/board sign painting, and a full-time cafe.
Sophia is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Board of Commissioners and work with like-minded individuals to help Downtown Manchester to continue to grow.