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 loads of time developing with a imaginative and prescient for the store and a structure that may 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 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 an element of a bigger collective of artists and makers. I wasn’t ready to go full retail and be open day-after-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 area additionally permits me to proceed running a blog right here on this web site and the liberty to journey to locations that encourage me a number of instances a yr as I’ve accomplished for the previous decade.

I’ve arrange a small desk area 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 coming into the area, generally bringing their canine or youngsters. I used to be joyful to accomplice with Boutique Rugs on this area reveal. Beneath my desk is the 5 star rated Dalaguete washable rug in blanched pink and blue hues.






I’ve layered loads of my artwork across the store and likewise a set of products that make nice items. I’ve sourced them from numerous suppliers now that I’ve a wholesale license. Within the store I function items from native artists and likewise merchandise made by makers in nations world wide. 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 refined coloration blocking, a pale turquoise blue is the backdrop for coastal artwork and mushy 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 might 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 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 area started started as plain white partitions and a cement flooring, the proper clean canvas. Right here’s the area 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 aspect by aspect so as to add coloration 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 area 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 will likely be so enjoyable with numerous maker markets taking place in our constructing.


I’m so joyful to have expanded my enterprise on this distinctive studio area. It would 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 function 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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