|Open: 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.|
CHRISTMAS EMPORIUM 2019 is #NowOpen!
Leading up to the Xmas break, our 2019 Christmas Emporium is open for most of December! Drop by and discover a huge choice of handmade items & gift ideas produced by local Artisan makers. Delicious Gallery Kitchen Cafe refreshments & light lunches will be available throughout.
The Christmas Emporium will be opening daily 10am – 4pm, Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 21st December (Closed Mondays).
CHRISTMAS EMPORIUM 2019 PREVIEW
The 2019 Christmas Emporium opens from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 21st December in the Upper Gallery, and offers a fabulous new range of top quality, handmade items & gift ideas from the many contributing local Artisans. Here’s some preview shot highlights with more photos available and more to be added in our Facebook Page Album.
CHRISTMAS EMPORIUM 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
The Creek Creative Christmas Emporium #PopUpShop opened from Tuesday 4th to Friday 21st December in the Upper Gallery / Gallery Kitchen Cafe, and hosted a multitude of individually handmade items from many local Artisans. Here’s some of the highlights with more photos available in our Facebook Page Album.
ONGOING IMPROVEMENTS IN 2019
Our ever-evolving Artisan Shop features the Gondola display island with four quadrants combined (photo above right), first seen as two-lengthways-pairs at our Christmas Emporium (below centre), recently 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).