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.
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.”
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.”
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
“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.”