Artery was formed in 2004 with the aim of offering a different way of working in the handmade and art market.
Our roots were as an Art Gallery then as time went on, in 2015 we moved the business forward to just focus on the handmade market as this was the area customers and makers said was hard to find.
We don’t like to box ourselves with titles – we’re not a normal gift shop – we’re not an art gallery - we are just Artery.
For over 12 years we have based ourselves in the amazing town of St Andrews, which offers our makers a unique window to the world. New ideas can be tried with feedback from such a diverse range of customers, helping to develop products and expand their ranges.
Why work with Artery?
We are a husband and wife team who not only have a passion for the handmade market but both coming from a corporate background, adds that touch of professionalism that is missing from so many outlets.
We believe that personal, professional and friendly service to our makers and customers, sets us apart from the rest of our industry.
We never put two similar makers head to head and in that way everyone has a fair chance and their own space to showcase their work.
Feedback sounds simple but how often is your work not selling somewhere, or selling really well and yet you have no idea? Our commitment to our makers is that you get feedback from us to help you develop your products.
Never having to chase us for payment or wait ages for response to questions is one of the foundations of the business.
A bespoke environment to show your work, all the work is displayed on handmade displays to show your work to its full potential.
We will never ever sell mass-produced or “Designed by someone then made in a factory” we only sell handmade by our makers!
If you wish to have your work considered to be exhibited at Artery St Andrews, please forward a few examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some testimonials from some of our makers:-
"Artery is a wonderful outlet to showcase your work. Not only do they have the good location and high footfall, Jason and Elaine really know their stuff and will present and sell your items confidently and knowledgeably. They are also on hand to offer advice and guide artists on possible directions their future work could take. Excellent support offered by them all year round, and they are always happy to chat about new ideas and offer suggestions."
“Jason and Elaine from Artery are very professional and great to deal with.
Working on consignment can be difficult with some galleries, but not if you sell with Artery. Jason and Elaine keep in constant contact with us and give encouragement and feedback on how well our items are selling. They keep us updated regularly with stock levels and will pass on customer feedback regarding ideas for future product development.
It is important to them that they build a good rapport with their makers and are very positive to get the best sales for your product.
Working with Artery is a pleasure, it’s a really great gallery”.
Simon & Louise, Pixalum