I am so very grateful for all the support I’ve received from Artists, Makers and Crafters who feature in the shop – also for all the fantastic customers who have continued to support me during these challenging and changing circumstance.
Since Saturday, it has become clear that maintaining safe social distancing whilst operating the shop would be increasingly difficult and so I have taken the decision to temporarily close the physical location as of Saturday 21st March until such time as the situation changes and allows me to safely re-open. This evenings announcement from the government (23/03/2020) regarding all non-essential locations and travel has confirmed this is the right approach for me to take.
As the owner, director and only employee of a small and independent business your continued support is very important to me – and my ability to continue to trade in any form is crucial for my business to remain viable. I am urgently in the process of converting the simple shop website into an eCommerce store – so I can continue to sell everything from store to customers online. I will of course be taking every precaution when handling packaging and shipping goods and will only do so if this continues to be safe and viable.
I want to thank every single one of my suppliers and look forward to being able to continue to share their remarkable pieces of art from the gallery and amazing makes from the gift shop with you all. Please check back regularly as I am hoping to have everything available and on the website by the end of this week with secure and clear payment processing. Please get in touch if you need any further information or would like clearer detail about any of the items I post – due to the contracted timescales I have a lot of information to upload and photos to take so may make some minor mistakes in the process (I hope not of course!).
I will continue to update you thorough the website and social media channels in the coming weeks but in the meantime, I again thank you for your continued support and custom.
Please take care of yourselves and each other (where social distancing allows of course) in these exceptional times, I look forward to seeing you again and showing you amazing creations in person as soon as it is safe for me to reopen.
Owner & Director – We Make Things Gallery Ltd