Art fans flock to Putney Market

Published: 12 May 2014

The new monthly specialist art and design market on Putney Embankment on May 4 attracted 46 stalls, with artists from Putney and beyond. Now art fans are being urged to put the date of the next market in their diary.

The market, run by the council in collaboration with market operators SMT Management Ltd, included stalls selling watercolour and acrylic paintings, ceramics, glassware, jewellery, wooden furniture, stone sculptures, graphics, textiles, upcycled goods and photography.

The Embankment was packed with people enjoying the early summer sun and browsing the stalls. Youngsters were kept entertained by a free art workshop run by the Pump House Gallery. 

Putney resident Kate Ironsides of art and design company, Pigeons and Parakeets said: “I had a great day and I made more sales than I was expecting, even selling out of some things. I was so pleased with how it went I've even started some new paintings for the next one. It's so helpful to have feedback on what people like.” 

Photographer Kevin Lake said: “Selling for the first time was a fantastic experience. My commercial work with music means I rarely meet the people my work was intended for so getting to chat and in some cases sell to people who appreciate what you do is very exciting. I definitely intend to keep the market as a regular fixture and a new strand to my career.'

The market will be held on the first Sunday of the month on the Embankment between the Thai Square Restaurant and Thames Place. The next will be on June 1 from 10am-4pm.

Find out more on the market’s Facebook page.