The Old Electric Shop
How do you describe your Gallery?:
A beautifully-curated shop of fascination, of discoveries. A concept store of new and vintage pieces from far and wide, and a showcase for local artisan makers. Cafe inside serving modern vegetarian food, with the best coffee and great cakes. We stock new books, vintage clothes and furniture, craftsman-made workwear, upholstery, homewares and gifts, in an eclectic, ever-changing display.
Do you specialise in any particular artform or craft?:
We try to support local makers of high-quality, interesting craftsman-made pieces.
What's important to you when you choose whose work to exhibit and sell?:
We work with the makers, and only sell work that we love.
What's coming up this year?:
Ita Drew has her exquisite detailed figures hanging from the ceilings, fairy tale yet sinister. We will stock work by local ceramicists, utility potters, jewellers and other craftspeople through the year.
Your notable exhibitions in the last few years:
Katherine Sheers, who now has her own gallery, displayed stunning intimate abstract paintings. Sarah Putt, a local artist, created a myriad of fascinating and varied works, both paintings and sculpture.
Who are the Artists you show on a regular basis:
Toria Whitfield of Field & Found, with her handmade artisan workwear. Katie Tyler Upholstery has a permanent, yet always changing, display of her work, of pieces created in her own designs rather than commissions. Silver jewellery based on horseshoe nails by Friday Lawrence. Restored tools and furniture from John-Paul Frazer.