Almost a decade of stunning art and style at Tayberry Gallery
Thursday, 8th November
Tayberry Gallery has been supplying the people of Perth with high quality, sometimes-quirky, sometimes-award-winning, always stunning, pieces of art for almost ten years. We sat down with Sarah (Spalding) and Louise (Forbes) to find out more about this long-standing gallery. They were both proud to tell us that Tayberry’s products are always British-made Art and Design (handmade in Britain).
We took the opportunity to look through their range. It's clear to see that with every piece you purchase you will gain something unique, individual, and special. You may be buying a gift for someone else or choosing something for yourself. Either way, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are gaining something distinctive. What's more, you'll be supporting the British artistic community.
Some ranges are more localised than others. A quick tally by Sarah and Louise revealed that their jewellery collection is made up almost entirely of pieces by Scottish designers. They went on to share some personal favourites from their range.
Sarah is a big fan of Tori Ratcliffe’s Artwork. We had a look at the range of dynamic and bold animal portraits (adorning the left-hand wall as you enter Tayberry Gallery). These are lively pieces with spontaneous colour bursts, depicting animals with deep personalities. There's a loose yet striking style to every piece, carrying a sense of the life and motion of each animal.
Louise has been really impressed with the 'Blessed Unrest' range of printed fabrics. The 'blessed unrest' lampshades are near the door and catch your eye instantly on entry. They are limited edition, screen and hand-printed shades by artist Lorna Brown. Her pieces are intended to remain unique so no two will be exactly the same. The range changes often as a result so it's definitely worth returning to look. Tayberry also stocks a selection of wall prints by Lorna Brown as well, which would compliment one of the shades beautifully.
Too much to describe
Tayberry Gallery stocks so many pieces that it's impossible to describe them all in detail. However, one other range really stood out during our visit. It was a range of pottery with an oceanic flavour, incorporating sea-toned glazes, the use of 'barnacle' details, and a distinctive 'froth' effect. You could almost smell the brine. It's a range by pottery artist Belinda Glennon. It was unlike anything we had seen before and it's well worth a look.
There's lots more to see at Tayberry Gallery but you'll have to pop in for a visit to see it all.
Don't forget that Tayberry Gallery is a member of Mi Rewards Perth (Perth's new city-wide rewards programme). Sarah and Louise are happy to be part of the programme and had this to say: "It’s great that people are being rewarded for shopping in Perth, and even better not having to carry another card around." (The cardless component is one of our favourite bits as well.)
Mi Rewards is there to make it even more rewarding when you shop locally. Members get points, perks, and prize draw entries simply for supporting local businesses. What's more, sign-up is easy (and free), simply click this link to join today. (N.B. Don't forget to register your cards, your membership won't be active until you do.)
More importantly, don't forget to pop into Tayberry Gallery once you're registered. Christmas is just around the corner and we're sure you'll find gifts (even for those trickiest ones) at Tayberry.