A busy summer in St Ives
I thought it was about time I added a little post....
This summer has been incredibly busy here in St Ives - in fact the busiest we have know it since moving here in 2013. The new gallery location has meant an increase in footfall & much better resulting sales! Visitors have been very positive about the space & the work certainly appears to display better in the brighter environment. A result of all this means that I have been struggling to keep up with making ( a very nice position to be in but does add to the pressure when you make everything yourself!!).
As the following weeks do start to slow down a little I hope to be able to start listing work on the website again....with Christmas in mind I will add more of the decorations in particular asap. The metalwork is more tricky obviously as takes much longer to create. I also have to sometimes wait for my brilliant framer to fulfill frame orders as he is always in demand! I have several commission pieces to complete over the next few weeks & then may have some stock!?
I would suggest if you are thinking of something particular for Christmas to get in touch soon to ensure I have time to make & send out. I am not exhibiting at any fairs this year & my last exhibition was earlier this month. I am also no longer involved with the Guild of Ten in Truro so really the St Ives gallery, Back Road Artworks or the website are the only places to find my work at the moment.
The gallery is currently still open 6 days a week but this may reduce a little in Nov/Dec which will enable Tim to help me with the making! We then plan to close for January - not for a holiday unfortunately but to catch up with planned work on the cottage.