The Commons is an on-line destination for American made goods for the home. Born from a partnership between Kerry Clark Speake and Erin Reitz who both have a long history in the fashion and design industry, The Commons seeks to highlight and elevate American Craft and the people behind it.  

Both Kerry and Erin began their careers in the sewing rooms and design studios making things by hand and falling in love with the process of concept to creation. As the design industry evolved so followed production, and they saw the craft of construction move overseas for speed and cost.  This shift created a deep interest in reconnecting with a slower more intuitive process of design as well as a passion for creating and curating beautiful and useful objects for the home.  

From this one effort, two companies were created with Kerry now focusing on The Commons and Erin owning The Shelter Collection of glass and ceramic.  You can find The Shelter here or at the newly launched thesheltercollection.com  Both Erin and Kerry remain deeply committed to these sister companies and the goal of supporting and participating in the future of American Craft.


Thank you for visiting our site! We would love to hear from you. For any questions or comment you can reach us here info@the-commons.us.