Thank you for visiting De La Design Gifts Pottery Supplies.
De La Design, LLC is owned and operated by Jeff and Debi DelaCruz. We are a family owned business that started out as a custom vinyl business in 2009. In 2020, we expanded our business to include 3D printing pottery tools. As this new venture has grown, we have downsized our vinyl business to just a few of our best selling items. Our focus now is on pottery tools and supplies. We operate out of our home studio in our backyard in Springfield, MO.
We've recently brought on several family members as new employees as we continue to grow. Our team consists of:
Debi - Owner, designer and hobby potter. I started the vinyl business in 2009 on my own and eventually added my husband and employees to the team. In 2020, I realized that I couldn't find cookie cutters in large sizes to do what I wanted to do with pottery. I knew we wanted to expand our business and since I knew that they were products that I wanted as a potter, others would as well. I bought several printers and began the task of learning the machines and dusting off my design skills. I oversee all areas of the business and do a bit of everything. I am a former designer at a stainless steel pre-processing plant.
Jeff - Husband and co-owner. He helps out with the vinyl side when it gets busy but has mainly been focused on inspecting and cleaning up the 3D prints and helping with printer maintenance. Jeff's previous work was as a welder and lead at a stainless steel pre-processing plant.
Addison - The niece of my children. She runs the vinyl business almost entirely on her own and helps out with the 3D printing, starting up printers and sorting orders as needed.
Will - My son-in-law. He is learning to oversee the 3D side of the business. He runs, repairs and maintains all of the printers. He is helping with design, website maintenance, computer work, filling orders and shipping. Will recently remodeled our building and also takes care of maintenance and does all the odd jobs that need done. Will's work experience is in computer technology and home network systems.
Kenzie - My daughter-in-law. She is a full time teacher, but works for us part time after school gets out. She helps with both the vinyl and 3D doing shipping, filling orders and other odd jobs.
Christy - the only non-relative, is a local high school girl that works part time. She helps run the printers and fulfill orders.