My Native Artwork & Reward Store
As I’ve talked about for weeks, I expanded my on-line artwork store right into a 300 sq. foot studio that’s open to the general public two days every week in my hometown. I’ve spent a number of time developing with a imaginative and prescient for the store and a format that will mix my artwork prints, ceramics, and items I’ve assembled from different makers.
Along with lots of my artwork prints on show, I’ve curated ornamental objects and items with a deal with vacation spot and botanical associated items that match the aesthetic of the store. It took two months to drag this all collectively, however I’m happy with the way it turned out.
My studio is a component of a bigger collective of artists and makers. I wasn’t ready to go full retail and be open day by day so I used to be fortunate to search out this location the place I’m requested to be open solely two days every week, on Fridays and Saturdays, which is manageable. It’s adjoining to my ceramics studio so I can proceed my ceramics apply in the identical constructing. The house additionally permits me to proceed running a blog right here on this website and the liberty to journey to locations that encourage me just a few instances a yr as I’ve achieved for the previous decade.
I’ve arrange a small desk house the place I can work on my laptop computer in between buyer visits. Washable rugs had been a precedence for me with lots of people getting into the house, typically bringing their canines or children. I used to be comfortable to associate with Boutique Rugs on this house reveal. Beneath my desk is the 5 star rated Dalaguete washable rug in blanched pink and blue hues.
I’ve layered a number of my artwork across the store and in addition a set of products that make nice items. I’ve sourced them from varied suppliers now that I’ve a wholesale license. Within the store I characteristic items from native artists and in addition merchandise made by makers in nations all over the world. I promote seagrass planters hand woven from artists in Rwanda, tote baggage from makers in Mexico, jewellery from India, and cotton towels from Turkey.
I’ve painted the partitions in refined shade blocking, a pale turquoise blue is the backdrop for coastal artwork and tender apricot for landscapes and structure. I used a stunning grey inexperienced because the backdrop for classic and botanical artwork prints.
I’m promoting a few of my ceramics which can be worthy of show and sale. Not all of my items make the minimize, imperfection is allowed, it provides to the handmade enchantment of any piece, however high quality is required. Under are only a few of the textured ornamental platters in watercolor hues I’ve offered within the store in addition to mini succulent planters.
The studio house started started as plain white partitions and a cement flooring, the proper clean canvas. Right here’s the house I began with again in March:
It’s a lot extra layered now, with artwork, items and my favourite new Moora washable rug in tender apricot hues. I used two facet by facet so as to add shade and softness and to attenuate the hardness of the grey cement flooring.
I’ve solely simply begun this journey into retail, I’ll be layering extra because the seasons change, it’s very thrilling to have this house to play with. I’ve saved the palette in pinks and blues for summer season and for fall I’ll change it as much as earth tones. In fact Christmas might be so enjoyable with plenty of maker markets taking place in our constructing.
I’m so comfortable to have expanded my enterprise on this distinctive studio house. It can change from season to season and I’m so wanting ahead to fall and vacation shows right here within the store! I’ll make sure you characteristic the updates each few months in between common weblog posts. You’re welcome to go to my store at 5400 Outdated Redwood Freeway, Petaluma on Fridays or Saturdays from 11-3!
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