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 per week in my hometown. I’ve spent a whole lot of time developing with a imaginative and prescient for the store and a format that might mix my artwork prints, ceramics, and items I’ve assembled from different makers.
Along with a lot of my artwork prints on show, I’ve curated ornamental objects and items with a concentrate on vacation spot and botanical associated items that match the aesthetic of the store. It took two months to tug this all collectively, however I’m happy with the way it turned out.
My studio is an element of a bigger collective of artists and makers. I wasn’t ready to go full retail and be open on daily basis so I used to be fortunate to seek out this location the place I’m requested to be open solely two days per 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 occasions a yr as I’ve finished 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 have been a precedence for me with lots of people getting into the house, typically bringing their canines or youngsters. I used to be pleased to accomplice 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 whole lot of my artwork across the store and in addition a group of products that make nice items. I’ve sourced them from numerous 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 around the globe. 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 delicate colour blocking, a pale turquoise blue is the backdrop for coastal artwork and gentle apricot for landscapes and structure. I used a beautiful 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 lower, imperfection is allowed, it provides to the handmade attraction of any piece, however high quality is required. Under are only a few of the textured ornamental platters in watercolor hues I’ve bought within the store in addition to mini succulent planters.
The studio house started started as plain white partitions and a cement ground, 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 gentle apricot hues. I used two facet by facet so as to add colour and softness and to reduce the hardness of the grey cement ground.
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 stored the palette in pinks and blues for summer time and for fall I’ll swap it as much as earth tones. In fact Christmas shall be so enjoyable with a number of maker markets taking place in our constructing.
I’m so pleased to have expanded my enterprise on this distinctive studio house. It’s going to change from season to season and I’m so wanting ahead to fall and vacation shows right here within the store! I’ll be sure you characteristic the updates each few months in between common weblog posts. You’re welcome to go to my store at 5400 Previous Redwood Freeway, Petaluma on Fridays or Saturdays from 11-3!
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