‘The other shop owners here have been so friendly. I am excited to be here’
A new business has opened on a street that is the ‘Covent Garden’ of Bath.
Artist Catherine Manford opened her new shop, Wyrd, in Margaret’s Buildings last week, selling her own fused and stained glass creations.
The former physiotherapist and teaching assistant said this craft was a, predominantly, self-taught hobby of hers.
All the items in the shop, such as teapot lights, ceramic bowls and window displays among others, are made in the vaults beneath the shop where she has a kiln.
She says that in the short time that she has been in Margaret’s Buildings, her neighbours have been extremely welcoming.
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“It has been really lovely. The other shop owners here have been so friendly. I am excited to be here,” she said.
“It is such a pretty and exciting street. Someone said it is the Covent Garden of Bath.
“I make creations that interest me. I am quite interested in resin. When an idea pops into my head, I will go about making it and then move onto something else.
“I plan on making Alice in Wonderland door knobs soon. I find it all very exciting.”
A notice on the shopfront explains where the word ‘Wyrd’ comes from.
It reads: “Wyrd is an old English (Anglo Saxon) word for ‘fate’.
“Norse mythology has the Wyrd sisters of fate. They represent our past, present and future.
“The belief that our fates are woven together and the pattern and colour of that weave being created by each decision and interaction we make is wonderfully thought-provoking.
“We look forward to our Wyrd experience here with you!”
The shop is open from Tuesday-Saturday from 10.30am-5.30pm.
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