Following our popping-up in Shrewsbury this April, (which happened thanks very much to the fabulous entrepreneurial creative energy of Sam Pooley-Stride) - Our Shroosbury not ShrOWsbury print caught the eye of the Csons gang and now we are pleased to say we have delivered both versions of the print, for sale in their Shrewsbury restaurant. We couldn't think of a tastier place to be showcasing our prints - they are all about delicious, locally sourced, quality food - so all that's left is to decide - which pronounciation is right!
Polpo, Italian for Octopus, is the second in Salty's Plat du Jour series. The image evolved from a Venice trip sketchbook - the abundance of casual delicious snacks couldn't be ignored. What is striking in Italy (and our other European countries) is what would be considered a fine dining dish or artisanal in Britain is readily available and affordable without pomp!
We managed to fill the room with a complete range of handmade goods (and this is where for once our disparate interests comes into it's own, we could appeal across a range of tastes with Jim's more cool modern aesthetic to my quirky hand drawn approach). We made art prints, t-shirts, cards, tea towels, lavender bags, brooches, bags.. And people liked our stuff! Thank you to all who came, you were brilliant and it meant so much to us, that you came up those stairs to look around! You came, you bought, and even asked for more!