What’s Hot?

Jinnie Baker, owner of PaperWorks, Totnes, Devon, reveals what is selling in her shop. 

PaperWorks is a small, cosy shop selling cards, art materials and Japanese papers, based in Totnes that caters for a very loyal local customer base as well as tourists visiting the Tudor town.

Above: One of the many quirky designs from The Alternative Image Co.(© Topofoto).
Above: One of the many quirky designs from The Alternative Image Co.(© Topofoto).

Everyday: Artist Sally Anderson from Horners

“A local artist who paints charming oil/acrylic landscapes, seascapes and figurative images that are quirky and fun. They’re great everyday cards, with a particularly good wedding and Christmas selection.”

Cute: Little Creatures from Pippi & Me

“These cards feature adorable photos of sweet handmade animal creatures in various poses. Very endearing, heart-warming cards that are suited to many occasions.”

Above: Poignant moments captured by artist Claudia Schmid.
Above: Poignant moments captured by artist Claudia Schmid.

Photographic: General from The Alternative Image Company

“Funky black and white photos of kitsch, nostalgic and funny images. A great contrast to other art cards and they sell really well.”

Contemporary: Across the board from Claudia Schmid

“Claudia is a Totnes-based artist who creates pen and ink/oil images of imaginary people and creatures that are very popular for all occasions. These cards speak to you on a poignant, heart-felt level.”

Above: Stunning lino-prints by printmaker Caroline Barker.
Above: Stunning lino-prints by printmaker Caroline Barker.

Art: General from Caroline Barker

“These cards feature beautiful lino-prints and collographs of local scenes and images that have caught Caroline’s eye. Really, really good printmaking.”

Traditional: General from Paula Cloonan

Above: Beautiful, quality, design-led wrap from Lagom.
Above: Beautiful, quality, design-led wrap from Lagom.

“Great watercolours using a bright, lively palette. The landscapes, seascapes and figurative images capture a moment in time perfectly. Great for all occasions.”

Giftwrappings: General from Lagom

“Very lovely wrapping paper with a matt finish, vibrant colours, and great images of birds, flowers, wildlife and pattern. Well worth stocking, it sells extremely well.”

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