About Us

Sassafras Moon World Gifts

Our unique glass building houses our variety of treasures.We know it's a bit of a mouthful.  It's an unusual name for an unusual shop.  The unique, the practical, and the handmade all come together to offer a little bit of something for everyone on your list.

The name itself is a reflection of the creative mix brought to you by two sisters who combined their passions to share with the public all under one roof.

'Sassafras Moon' represents our artistic creations.  With a glass studio and a large jewelry bead selection, many of our wares come to life right here in our shop!  Others are handmade by local artisans.  We feel it's important to support local and area crafters and AgriMissouri products.

'World Gifts' represents our fair trade items.  Fair trade is a system in which we work with certified organizations to import and offer hand-crafted goods that are created by people of developing or impoverished communities all over the world.  Cutting out exploitative middlemen, they are able to make a dignified living with fair wages, which helps them to help themselves.

We knew this undertaking would require a unique space, so our building was specially designed and constructed.  Ground was broken in February 2004, and five months later Sassafras Moon World Gifts opened its doors.  You can find us in the community of Hallsville, Missouri, just ten minutes from Columbia.

Kay Berkley

Kay BerkleyA glass artist for over 30 years, Kay is proficient in art glass design and construction, fusing, slumping, and the ancient art of glass staining.

Veteran art teacher with over 20 years experience.  Recipient of the Arkansas Art Teacher of the Year award.  One of six in the U.S. to develop a plan for advertising, evaluating, and selecting major art work for the new NEA Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Many of Kay's one-of-a-kind creations can be found in our shop.  You can also find many of her commissioned pieces throughout homes, churches and commercial buildings in Central Missouri.

Contact Kay for ideas on your next art glass project!

Sally Erickson

Sally EricksonWith over 30 years experience in marketing and public relations, Sally is a winner of many national awards in photography, sales and journalism.  She is a trainer who taught print design to over 15,000 people throughout the U.S.

Sally's passion for supporting fair trade is the inspiration behind offering these goods in our shop.  She also creates much of our handmade jewelry and can help you design something unique or even craft a custom piece for you.

Talk to Sally about your next jewelry project!


Featured Item

Olive Wood Medium Nativity - Bell In Back Olive Wood Medium Nativity - Bell In Back

'Dye'namic Infusion™

Dyenamic InfusionSee how this amazing process combines modern imagery and traditional glass to create a unique and custom gift.

Fair Trade

Partners in Fair TradeWe are happy to be a Partner in Fair Trade.  Learn more about the benefits of fair trade merchandise.

Green Business

Green America Approved BusinessSassafras Moon World Gifts is committed to supporting social and environmental responsibility and proud to be an approved member of the Green Business Network™.

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