A sad day, but I’m optimistic for the future…

Like many high street businesses I’ve been wondering whether/how long to keep the Gallery open. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been taking extra precautions, keeping surfaces clean, not getting too close to customers, taking contactless card payment where possible.

Today however, with the Totnes High Street deserted as the public are clearly heeding the advice, very sensibly, to limit contact to that which is essential, it felt that the only responsible option was to close to visitors for the fore-seeable future.

On the positive side – this situation as made me focus on building the e-commerce side of my website so that customers can purchase by mail order, and this is now up and running – with free UK mainland delivery on all items listed.

I’ve had such a great first seven weeks of trading since I opened the Eastgate Gallery in early February, that I am confident that once we are over the worst of this and businesses can re-open, I will be able to pick-up where I left off and it will be better than ever.

So to whet your appetite here are some of the latest pieces (and they are available to buy online): Gorgeous whale tail spoons by Rosie Brewer, and ceramics from Janie Ramsay – both local Devon makers.

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