Thursday, 5th April 2012 - comments (0)
You may have stumbled upon Bertie & Jack’s art stall on Burton Street in Bath (the stall that has the elephants and love birds calling you to take them home). Or perhaps you’re a lucky recipient of one of its fabulous pieces. However you discovered the clever designs of partners Rebecca Macey-Cross and Emma Hughes, you’ll be glad you did.
The business, which is named after Rebecca’s 3 year old girl, Bertie and Emma’s 2 year old boy, Jack was founded on the idea of offering artwork that is original, fun and affordable. The designers are known for their colourful and cheery approach to art; leaving customers smiling and wanting more.
Speaking about the business Emma said: “Our work is genuinely original. Our customers love that every piece within our cut out range is unique, so each will own something different to the next. Visitors to the stall in Bath can’t help but smile at our designs. Many pieces are bought for weddings, christenings and other celebratory occasions; it’s a nice feeling making people happy through our work.”
As the stall in Bath grows its customer base, online sales follow suit. Social media plays a key part in spreading the word of Bertie & Jack, with Twitter and Facebook fans increasing daily. However, there’s no denying that the stall’s fabulous location in the heart of Bath is of huge benefit to the business.
Bertie & Jack keeps its prices as affordable as possible. The partners opt for home workshops-cum-kitchens over studio space and street trading over leasing premises. Speaking about working from home Rebecca said: “The day will come when our home workshops won’t be big enough and we’ll be ready to lease shop premises, but in the meantime we can achieve a good balance of work and family life, whilst keeping overheads at a minimum; which means offering good value for money to our customers.”
Prices start at just £10 with designs available both framed and un-framed. Bertie & Jack also offers a customisation service where a special message can be written on the mount such as a name or birthday. For something extra special, commissioned pieces can be created from customer brief.
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