Meet The Perth Indies, Tayberry Gallery

Owned and run by working artists, jeweller Sarah Spalding and woodworker Louise Forbes, Tayberry Gallery is a beautiful shop where you'll find everything from quirky stocking fillers to big ticket art including practical items and quality handmade products for yourself and your home.

Everything in the gallery is designed and made in Britain and they show various ever-changing collections of art and design including jewellery, ceramics, wood, textiles, illustrations, paintings, glass, sculpture, prints, cards and more.

One of Tayberry's most appealing draws though, are the owners themselves. Warm and friendly Louise and Sarah are always ready to help and offer advice on any purchases. This year, they've added another layer of tayberry magic to the mix.

"For Christmas shoppers we're offering bookable private shopping slots every weekday between 5pm and 5.30pm. You can come alone, with your household, or with pals from one other household up to a maximum of 6 people.

"If you can't make it in we are also offering these as virtual shopping slots. We video call you and give you a tour of the gallery and show you anything you fancy looking at. You have the whole gallery to yourself and the undivided attention of either Sarah or Louise."

For people who are looking to support local as they shop this Christmas Tayberry has a huge choice. Many of the artists and designers are Scottish, and locally based - including them! - and most, if not all, have trained at Universities and Colleges to gain their qualifications. These passionate professionals in their chosen crafts ensure the Tayberry offering is design-led and of high quality.

Phone 01738 440899 to book your personal shopping slot.


Quick Fire Questions With Sarah Spalding

 

Name of shop and how long in Perth?
Tayberry Gallery, we have been open since summer 2009.

What is your favourite gift from your own shop?  
Right this second I really covet one of the big woven scarves by Balgarvie Weaving - My favourite changes on a daily basis as we unpack more deliveries! 

What would be at the top of your wish list from another Perth Indie?
I'd like a massive hamper of cheese and chocolate from our pals over at Provender Brown! 

Who would you invite to Christmas dinner, living or dead?
Ooh hard one! Would be great to have a laugh this Christmas so think I'd ask French and Saunders... or just one of them! 

What will you be most grateful for this Christmas?
All of our wonderful customers supporting us through this mega weird year!