Friday, 11 June 2010

Ta Da....


Well folks, it's official. Today I exchanged contracts with the landlord of this commercial premises and in 4 weeks and 4 days Atelier will fling open it's doors to reveal oodles of gorgeous contemporary crafts. All the work has been hand-picked by moi so that I could ensure a good mix across a range of disciplines, styles and budgets. The work is unbelievably amazing and I have been blown away by the reception I've had from the artists that I have approached, all of whom are extremely talented.

I have about 32ft of window space - there's another 5ft to the right. It's about 450 sq ft in total. The outside will be painted white and the local sign-writer has done a little mock-up of my logo on the fascia.

The fabulous Ziggi (who did my posters for the Handmade Here craft fair last year) has been working hard on logos and literature as well as a quick and dirtyweb site. Simple but professional. Long term I will be looking at the on-line presence but for starters I'll be keeping things simple so that I can focus on the bricks and mortar.

Tomorrow I'm heading off to the Craft Show at Bovey Tracey to meet some artists, pick up some work and generally have a noss around.

Sunday I'm heading to Tuly Street with some scuzzy clothes, a flask of coffee and a big hammer and I'm gonna knock me some walls down ....

Wish me luck
T x

8 comments:

  1. All the best of luck then deary!
    Happy wall knocking! Some stress reliever this must be! :)

    Thank you for working hard for all of us! :)
    All the best of success and woot woot hooray for Atelier!!
    Bear hugs,
    Hidden ELoise xx
    pS. 1st commenter on your new blog too! awesome! :)

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  2. Hooray! Congrats Tracey (I'm beavering away - honest!)

    jemima
    x

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  3. Ooooh exciting! well done you!

    Kat
    x

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  4. Congratulations Tracey, hope the transformation to turn into Atelier goes well!

    Nicky

    p.s. the removed post above was just me. Having problems with multiple accounts!

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  5. VERY exciting, can't wait to work with you, and can't wait to see how the gallery comes along x

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  6. How exciting!!!Happy wall knocking:D

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  7. How exciting! cant wait to drop my stuff off, I had better get busy!
    Looking forward to more pic's soon
    Amy x

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  8. Good luck Tracey, hope it's all going to plan
    Dee x

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