If you are looking for unusual gifts at reasonable prices look no further than the relaxed atmosphere of Quay Presents owned by Liz and Claire. Alongside Liz’s handmade jewellery and Claire’s bags & scarves, are several local traders who showcase their handmade crafts, such as driftwood, ceramics and fused glass.
Many bespoke commissions are taken, but we concentrate on selling items at £5, £10 or £20. Come and experience friendly help that big shops can only dream of.
Liz Uphill’s Handmade Jewellery
Designed and handmade locally, Liz weaves beautiful Swarovski crystal, buttons, clay, gemstones and beads. Her stunning bridal range is made to order. Prices start from only £4 and the choice is huge.
Claire’s Jute Sweet
Affordable jute storage bags, classic Sativa hemp and 100% cotton handbags & stylish Bill Brown canvas bags, all of which are ethically made. Many customers return to buy from the huge range of beautiful reasonably priced scarves.
Angela Wallwork’s Ceramic Gifts
Unique handmade ceramics which often reflect a love of the seashore. Hand sculpted . fish, boats, shells & seaweed decorate her mirrors & dishes. Personalised bunting & small decorative hangings are very popular.
Rosey Reed’s Tideline Driftwood Art
Collecting driftwood & reclaimed materials throughout Devon she makes hangings, sculptures & organic pieces of decorative art that are quite often functional. Her wall art, mirrors and driftwood trees are always popular.
M & D Glass
A Mother and Daughter team who trained together and create beautiful fused glass. They work out of Kelly’s laundry room and design a beautiful range of glass that has a simple elegance – they make fantastic gifts.
Stitching Workshop Canvas Bags
David is a local trader and sailor who designs and makes functional bags out of tough colourful sail canvas which are remarkably robust and look great.
Originality At Quay Presents
Quay Presents work hard to offer customers a colourful display of interesting gifts that you won’t see in the High Street. Many of these are handmade locally by craft workers who are able to offer bespoke designs at amazing prices.
They firmly believe that giving a gift is not about the amount you spend but the fact that you have chosen something that is for the individual. Therefore they help you to find just what you’re looking for but at a price that will please your pocket.
If you want to spend as little as £4 that will be no problem here and the staff will show you what they have to offer.
There is a huge range of stylish scarves and they can even show you how to knot them! Claire has developed a knot for tying scarves she calls The Exeter Knot and this way of wearing a scarf seems to be spreading round the world. Tourists and visitors are teaching their friends and the response has been amazing. Claire says that the men have the Windsor Knot for their ties so we now have the Exeter Knot for our scarves!
There are also some wonderful ethically sourced handbags
The Quay Presents Story
Claire and Liz have been sole traders for over 25 years each and have gathered a wealth of experience in making and selling items at markets, table top sales and shows. They have now set about helping promote local trades people and giving them an opportunity to showcase their work in a retail environment.
They select only the crafters they think are exceptional, with a product that customers will want to buy. They also have very keen prices so our visitors can access affordable art and gifts with ease.
Claire and Liz say:-
“We use our past experience to offer guidance to crafters and support them in their chosen career. Many of these traders have flourished within our shop and we often encourage the commissioning of bespoke pieces for our customers.
One of our Bill Brown cotton and jute bags was seen worn by the Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, on the Swiss ski slopes! This pale blue bag is ethically made and costs £30 and no the price has not gone up since this!”
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- By Mattie Richardson
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