My Native Artwork & Present 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 variety 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 lots of my artwork prints on show, I’ve curated ornamental objects and items with a give attention to 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 every week, on Fridays and Saturdays, which is manageable. It’s adjoining to my ceramics studio so I can proceed my ceramics observe 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 12 months as I’ve accomplished 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 comfortable 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 variety of my artwork across the store and likewise 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 likewise merchandise made by makers in nations around the globe. I promote seagrass planters hand woven from artists in Rwanda, tote luggage from makers in Mexico, jewellery from India, and cotton towels from Turkey.

I’ve painted the partitions in delicate coloration blocking, a pale turquoise blue is the backdrop for coastal artwork and mushy 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 reduce, imperfection is allowed, it provides to the handmade attraction of any piece, however high quality is required. Beneath are just some 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 ground, the right 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 mushy apricot hues. I used two facet by facet so as to add coloration and softness and to attenuate 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 saved the palette in pinks and blues for summer time and for fall I’ll change it as much as earth tones. After all Christmas can be so enjoyable with a number of maker markets occurring in our constructing.


I’m so comfortable to have expanded my enterprise on this distinctive studio house. It’ll change from season to season and I’m so trying 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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