|RE-OPENED: 10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Sunday (closed Mondays).|
|Supporting local artists (75% to practitioners, shop only 25%).|
|High-quality handmade goods at very reasonable prices.|
|Custom alterations & commissions available on certain items.||Makers with new (sale/return) stock call Anne 01795 535515.|
ARTISAN SHOP BACK IN BUSINESS
To restart our Artisan Shop post-lockdown (trading suspended from Saturday 21st March to Tuesday 4th August), the shop has seen another significant revamp along with its refreshed range of handmade items produced by local Artisan makers. The shop desk / payment area is now operating from inside the Front Office (through the restored glass hatch), as part of Social Distancing. Please keep at least one metre from everyone else and wear your mask while in the shop and cafe / gallery areas (unless seated). Perhaps follow your browsing with one of our delicious Gallery Kitchen Cafe light lunches, or take advantage of the range of other refreshments on offer during opening hours, now that we have almost returned to normal services.
CHRISTMAS EMPORIUM 2019 HIGHLIGHTS
The 2019 Christmas Emporium opened from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 21st December 2019 in the Upper Gallery / Gallery Kitchen Cafe, with a fabulous range of top quality, handmade items & gift ideas from the many contributing local Artisans. Here are some highlights with more photos available in our ‘Christmas Emporium 2019’ Facebook Album.
CHRISTMAS EMPORIUM 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
The Creek Creative Christmas Emporium #PopUpShop opened from Tuesday 4th to Friday 21st December 2018, here are some of the highlights with more photos available in the ‘The Christmas Emporium’ Facebook Album.
REVIEW OF IMPROVEMENTS IN 2019
Our ever-evolving Artisan Shop featured the Gondola display island with four quadrants combined (photo above right) for the first time in January 2019, and is currently deployed as two-lengthways-pairs in the Artisan Shop Takeover, as it was in the Christmas Emporium (see 2018 & 2019 Highlights sections). It was then joined by the four nestable “TS Module” cupboards (above left), all of which were designed and built in-house to display the wide range of excellent handcrafted wares & unique gifts made by many local Artisans & Makers.
SUPPORTING ARTISTS & MAKERS
As part of our service to local and resident creative practitioners and artists, we provide a convenient outlet for their work in our Artisan Shop, which is situated on the right as you enter the Upper Gallery from the Main Entrance lobby (off Abbey Street). Unlike most shops we retain only 25% of the retail prices of the handmade goods on offer, such that each designer-maker or artist receives a full 75%, which reflects on the time-consuming nature of their work, aids their sustainability, and gives a welcome boost to any of our start-up practitioners attempting to establish their name.
Our range of unique products and unusual gifts includes affordable, hand-crafted, high quality silver jewellery, ceramics, prints, paintings, amongst many other witty, unexpected and attractive items. Some of our current top sellers are the following local practitioners: Anya Brooksbank / AG47 / Benedicte O’Connell / Lynn Knight / Lusie Haggis / Journey / Olga Taylor / Mike Palmer / Barabara Wiggins / Lindsay Wilkinson / Elvis & Kresse / Sue Black / Annie Capp / Charlotte Baker / Khoamahom / Seviyor / Jan Lewis (Raspberry Studio) / Yvonne Rigby (CKJ Artisan).