Made in Tucson – part 2

Joyce Ann Clark

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the Educational Trips Committee of Quail Creek will once again celebrate the entrepreneurship of southern Arizona by hosting a day trip concentrating on things Made In Tucson.

Fifteen participants will tour the HF Coors factory which manufactures high quality dinnerware. The attendees will meet an in-house artist and be taken through the processes of clay extrusion, molding and application of lead free glazes, resulting in a very durable and chip-resistant finished product. Folks will have time in the factory store before we depart.

Also in south Tucson, the group will visit the privately owned Stewart Boot Company which manufacturers both custom and retail products. This is one of the last custom cowboy boot makers in the U.S.A. Some of the equipment has been in use since the 1890s, but is still proving to be superior to newer machinery designed for this purpose. Stewart also repairs boots made from very exotic leathers from around the world. Their craftsmen are truly old world artisans.

After lunch at Guillermo’s Double L Restaurant, the group will have one more surprise visit before returning to Quail Creek.

The Concierge sign-up sheet will be available starting Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Details will follow in the What’s Happening announcement.