By Local is a community gallery for local artist & crafters, founded by Rosie Lomberg in 2009, and still run by her. There are a variety of exhibitors, who commit to a 6 week stretch at a time, allowing for plenty of variety for customers! We are upstairs in the Regent Arcade, at the top of the 'up' escalator to TKMaxx, on the right.
Visit our website http://www.by-local.co.uk/ for further information, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@by_local) for the latest news!
Monday, 16 April 2012
Here is Justyna Designs' luscious chair sitting in our shop, inviting you to collapse into it! Sadly, the footstool has been put a bit far away to put your feet up, too! Doesn't it make you smile? It certainly lifts my spirits every time I walk into the shop - just trying to figure out how we could afford to get the caravan upholstered like this! As well as moving things around in that corner to make room for this fabulous 'sample', Rosie has brought in more display space near the counter, so you can now see Eva's work much more clearly.
Eva's work is truly spectacular, what she manages to do with felt and beads is inspiring, nad the complexity of her work makes me feel like a fraud!
Next to Eva's display is that of our new jewellery exhibitor, Hilary Thompson, who makes her own lampwork glass beads, under the name of Spa Town Beads.
No picture can really do justice to Hilary's work - do come in and see it, the subtle colours and combinations are very pleasing and relaxed.
Jane Vernon, Ali Corder, Jackie Hawkins and others have also brought in new stock - isn't this lustre bowl by Jane stunning?
Just to be cheeky, I, too, have updated my display, including putting some of my older stock on a 'sale' shelf!
I'm not the only one with reduced price stock, so come in and pick up a bargain - maybe a future Christmas present to stash away!!