IS IT REALLY ALMOST DECEMBER?!
Ah, yes, it is....gosh. We want to get to the end of this weird year! We went to see the Turner Open Exhibition and this piece really appealed - Suzy says it looks like how she feels. It's by Gillian Runting 'Congruence 3: Creativity — Her Own Delight'...we enjoyed the show and the way it was curated. In the shop we're busy getting out Christmas gifts, we have lots of new sparkly lights, there's new yummy chocolate and we have quite a collection of tree baubles and hangers! We will put some on the shop here, so do look out as December begins!
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'HOME by Janie Grout'
After a period that has seen us spending more time in our homes, Janie returns to the gallery with a series of paintings and prints that put the spotlight on those everyday objects that we share our space with. Using a range of surfaces and found materials as a starting point, Janie uses ink, pastels,and acrylic to create richly layered portraits of everyday objects.
EXHIBITION runs to Tuesday 2 December.
WHAT MAKES US TICK?
It is a priviledge to see so many unusual and beautiful things like those we receive into the gallery and shop. Some are tiny, others with a big status - but we make sure they all have an integrity and honesty to them. The people behind the pieces are very important and we really love and enjoy the artists and makers who contribute to the shop. This Bonsai tree is made from warm aluminium by Nero Wire Art in Broadstairs; every piece he makes has a different 'feel' to it. We believe it is true to say that Nice Things is a cheerful shop, it's friendly. We are right by Ramsgate's Royal Harbour. There is always something different and new popping up and we're just filling up with extra things for the festive season! We work with highly experienced as well as emerging makers and actively encourage natural products, organic packaging, recycling and up-cycling. You can find out more about our ethos under About.
jewellery from sterling silver to lovely sparkle