Location The Velvet Easel Gallery
298 Portobello High Street
EH15 2AS Telephone 07813916684 Opening Hours

Thu – 10 – 5pm
Fri – 10 – 5pm
Sat – 10 – 5pm
Sun – 12 – 5pm

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One Day to Go!

Good Morning everyone! One more sleep until The Velvet Easel Gallery opens!! I think I can safely say that I am overwhelmingly excited about tomorrow! I think most things are now in place and today will be spent cleaning and putting the finishing touches to the gallery! It’s looking really good but the main thing for me is that it FEELS good – it’s a lovely tranquil and atmospheric space – despite being on bustling Portobello High Street!

I’d really like to thank all of the artists/potters/ceramists/jewellers who have taken a leap of faith and been happy to exhibit in a new gallery! It’s your beautiful work that is making the space look so special! Also, I’d like to thank my partner, family and friends who have all helped out so much in different ways – it’s amazing how many skills you can amass when you pull them all together! Thank you mucho!

It’s also been great to meet the neighbours! A big thank you to them all, in particular : Cove; In-House Design; The Fireplace Studio; Friday Street Antiques; Mark Smith Double Glazing and The Wild Flower Shop!

A major thank you also to Fi @ UNAVOIDED who has designed The Velvet Easel Gallery website so fantastically! Not only that, she has been a virtual workmate throughout the last 8 weeks – a very patient, humourous and empathic one! Thanks Fi! You’re a keyboard genius!

Anyway, I’m off to make a coffee before doing some more organising and flying round with a feather duster! Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow!!