Chenango Stories: Anita Ashley

Choosing to switch career paths is not easy, but Greene entrepreneur Anita Ashley said her choice not only to brings something new to the community, but also allows her to have fun and do something she loves.

Ashley is the sole proprietor of Ceramic Garden, a shop designed to allow people of all ages to explore the wonder of creativity and make memorable gifts or other collectibles.



“People come into my shop, have a great time and walk away with something that they may have never thought they could do,” said Ashley.

Originally from Long Island, Ashley said her life’s work was in bookkeeping, a profession she began doing while in college at SUNY Stonybrook. “You don’t always know where you will end up,” said Ashley.

Ashley said her ties with upstate New York and the Greene area started years ago when her family relocated here for her father’s job. In the following years, Ashley’s family was relocated again and she herself ended up in Pennsylvania for roughly two years.


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