Creative British Buying.
There have been plenty of ‘Buy British’ initiatives over the years, more often than not from the food industry and recent developments have made the sentiment stronger than ever. Buying British to furnish our homes can be expensive but there is no denying our manufacturer’s quality standards are high and they endeavour to supply products that last, rather than taking the disposable approach to life.
On the smaller scale of accessories and making your home more personal it pays to seek out creative producers of ceramics, glassware, wall art etc and to look out for small art galleries, local art trails and pop up art exhibitions – they are great ways to make your home more personal and more individual whilst at the same time supporting local talent.
Finding up and coming new talent is a wonderful pastime; try visiting surprising places like Crafts in the Pen at Skipton Auction Mart or set out for the day to The Art Market at Holmfirth, they will supply you with a wealth of originals, or if you are creative yourself you will come away buzzing with new ideas to fill your home.
Investing in British art seems a great thing to do. Whether it’s reviewing catalogues from art galleries or browsing in an auction you are sure to add new dimensions to your home.
Image: Laura Bird an up and coming young ceramic Artist available in store and online.