Our Story

Clan Artisan was originally started by Jennifer McEwan and Karen Merayo , while chatting over coffee while their little ones played.  The idea of showcasing  amazing Scottish and local products,   while delivering them in a bespoke luxury gift box,  would this not be the perfect gift for any foodie !? so the work behind the scenes began sourcing products and producers to truly showcase our Scottish roots ....

The company now is run solely by Jen ,  just due to life being a little easier when you have only have one job and little humans to bring up . Karen and Jen remain friends and regularly catch up for coffee . 

It's really important to support small businesses and the local economy. That's just the way of Clan Artisan, 


Its time for the gathering, come join the clan.  

 

now a little about Jen ......

Jen was born in the beautiful city of Stirling, where she had aspirations of being a paediatric nurse. Her career was cut short due to starting her family, somewhat a little earlier than she had planned. Jen then found her true calling being at home with her family and decided to have more children. Jen spent the next 16 years dedicating her whole being to her five children. Always the perfect hostess, Jen loves to share her love and natural talent for cooking; cultivating her recipes from that overactive mind.   

 

Jen made some 'chilli jams' in her own kitchen using the fresh ingredients she had, giving some extra jars to friends and family. They wanted more and so The Wee Kitchen Company was born. She now produces award winning jams and accompaniments and supplies farm shops, deli's and catering establishments all over the Central Belt, and a few further afield. Alongside the jamming, Jen also produced luxury food hampers for friends and family, but struggled to make jam orders and wrap hampers,  henceforth Clan Artisan was born.  Jen is known as the 'creative, lively one' at Clan Artisan. She brings most ideas to the table and one way or another, they materialise.  Jen loves finding new producers and helping them grow,  as she truly knows first hand what it feels like to own a small business in a tough industry. 

 

Karen

Karen graduated with no aspirations whatsoever of owning her own business. In line with her love of all things well-being, Karen undertook health industry sales jobs, eventually settling into analytical work, interesting and varied, whilst growing and nourishing three little ones. A learned cook and the lover of a challenge, Karen strove to build her own path and be a role model for her children and when redundancy threatened, through friendship, coffees, good food and idea sharing, Clan Artisan came into being. Karen has loved meeting new producers, and enjoyed the challenge of setting up a business from the beginning, from the branding and logo to getting the products out to launch, which she feels truly resonates with her Scottish roots.
Karen will always remain a lover all things Clan Artisan and often orders gifts for family and friends ....

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