July 26, 2017
Orkney Storehouse opened its online retail store this week. The new business venture is owned and operated by Stromness couple, Steven and Elaine Tulloch.
Orkney Storehouse specialises in designing and producing a quality range of fine bone china and homeware gift items, with Orkney wildlife providing the inspiration for the designs in their newly launched Natural Orkney Collection. The collection includes: tea sets, mugs, plates, platters, bowls, placemats, coasters and cushions, as well as a range of coordinating kitchen textile accessories.
Steven and Elaine have been very fortunate to commission and work with locally based award-winning wildlife artist Tim Wootton. His six designs for the Natural Orkney Collection have been beautifully and sympathetically created and include: puffin, oystercatcher, waxwing, short-eared owl, stonechat and eider drake, all in their natural Orkney habitats.
Orkney Storehouse Director Steven Tulloch commented “After many months of hard work to establish the brand and develop our quality product range, we are delighted to launch the new business and website. As we all know, Orkney is a spectacular place for wildlife enthusiasts and we hope that our Orkney wildlife inspired theme will prove popular with both locals and visitors alike.”
From the outset the couple have been keen to produce a range of quality products and have worked hard to establish links with specialist fine bone china and textile suppliers, with all products being made and sourced within the United Kingdom.
Company Director Elaine Tulloch explained “The feedback we’ve received on our products to date has been very positive and we’ve been extremely fortunate to work with Tim to produce six stunning and unique designs for this Collection. We’re very much looking forward to building the business, strengthening our online presence, establishing relationships with a range of local and national stockists, as well as creating further designs in the future.”
Local artist Tim Wootton commented “When Steven and Elaine asked if I’d like to help produce the artwork for their new range, I had no hesitation. Their enthusiasm and commitment to finding the highest quality tableware and materials was very impressive. We tried a couple of different art styles and finally decided on a fresh and lively watercolour approach. They have turned these six illustrations into a wonderful and evocative homeware range which has a fresh and bright feel with a traditional, timeless quality.”
The Natural Orkney Collection is currently stocked at The Longship, 7-15 Broad Street, Kirkwall and is also available at The Quernstone, 38 Victoria Street, Stromness.
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