This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio

Norton’s Cove Studio is open today 10-6! I’d love to see you if you’re out and about on this beautiful sunny March day. You can come just to see the printmaking process in action, browse the shop, enjoy an Americano, or work on your own artistic project! Everyone is welcome.

As you may already know, I am working away from Norton’s Cove for a few weeks Monday to Friday on a special project, so the studio is open just on Saturdays until May. I also come in sometimes in the evening, and Duke has been spending some time here making rope mats during the week, so please do drop in whenever you see the open sign!

A word about masks: I am leaving this up to customers. While I’ll continue to wear a mask for now, I expect each customer/visitor to make up their own minds about how careful you want to be about catching any viruses.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café

The studio is open 10-6 on Saturdays this month, and any other time by chance or appointment. I have accepted a short term position working at the local museum & gallery, but will be back in the studio evenings and weekends to fill online orders and to print spring orders. Duke will be spending some time at the studio too, while I’m away, making a ton of rope mats! You know he likes a chat- please do stop in and say hello when you see the open sign out!

This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café

Excursions

We went for a hike out behind our house yesterday. The landscape is barren and striking, and I think the huge blobs of granite that make up most of the landscape are simply gorgeous with our recent dusting of snow. What do you think?

Today I’m doing a few chores at home and at work, including printing up a few cards to complete an online order…

The studio is in a bit of chaos while I’m counting cards and picking out some older stock to add to our 50% discount table. I’ve also got several new canvases painted with background colours to become the next few Smudge Herring pieces. I’d like to get to #100 in the smudge herring series-seems like it’s a good number. The door you see leaning on the steel pole used to lead to the pantry in our home which we removed years ago and has just been taken out of storage. I’m looking for a good place to reuse it.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café

A little reminder from me (and 7xFred) that all apparel is on sale this month! The discount code 2022 only works if you subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter though.

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away- which leaves plenty of time to order that special card, and purchase your Feast of Saint Valentine event tickets through our online shop, or in-person (or over the phone) at the Studio.

Mussel Heart is available as a card or a mini-print.
Does your sweetheart love the seaside? Mine does!

I’m trying out a new reservation system for this event, where you can pick an available time and date right on the order page. Click HERE to read the menu and order your event tickets! Now that the Lower Deck is finished, we have tons of room to spread out! With current COVID-19 restrictions, we are limited to 34.5 people (including staff) in the building at a time, need to physically distance ourselves from other bubbles by at least 6 feet, wear a mask when we are not seated/eating, and show that we are vaccinated upon entry. No sweat! We’re used to that!

Christmas Parade

Who knew that being a part of a Christmas Parade could be so much fun? Waving at people for a couple of hours and yelling “merry Christmas” out the window of the FJ Cruiser made us feel so ridiculously happy!

Fred’s vehicle, a Toyota FJ Cruiser, with our Christmas tree on top and the back tire made into a Christmas wreath. This is Norton’s Cove’s 1st ever Christmas Parade float, and I hope there will be many more to come! Of course, you’ll notice that this design is in keeping with Norton’s Cove Studio’s 2021 Christmas Cruiser card.

Studio Update


There’s always something in the works at Norton’s Cove Studio, and you’re welcome to be a part of it! If you’re nervous about going out because of the coronavirus, then please feel free to shop from home with our online store or call in an order. You can pick it up or have it delivered without contact locally. We’re happy to bring you your Norton’s Cove fix!

Have you ever tried to hook a mat? Design and hook your own mini-mat in a one day craft workshop here at Norton’s Cove Studio. You can register in person at the studio or using the online shop.

Our 4th Friday Night @ Norton’s Cove is tonight!

  • Craft Demonstration: I will be working on a hooked mat! You can sign up for upcoming mat hooking workshops, the first of which is tomorrow.
  • Flash Sale: You’ll get 15% off your entire purchase from 6-9pm.
  • And we’ll be serving up cappuccinos, lattés, and americanos. If you’d like to take your coffee to go, please bring a travel mug.

Norton’s Cove Studio Hours of Operation:

Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Studio Update


There’s always something in the works at Norton’s Cove Studio, and you’re welcome to be a part of it! If you’re nervous about going out because of the coronavirus, then please feel free to shop from home with our online store or call in an order. You can pick it up or have it delivered without contact locally. We’re happy to bring you your Norton’s Cove fix!

Brand new paintings in the studio! And lots more in the works. I’m on a roll!

Our 3rd Friday Night @ Norton’s Cove is tonight!

  • Craft Demonstration: I will be printing Christmas Cards! Check out how lino-cut printing plates are pressed into paper with my etching press- have a hand at turning the wheel if you like!
  • Flash Sale: If you’re on our customer mailing list, you’ll get 15% off your entire purchase from 6-9pm
  • And we’ll be serving up cappuccinos, lattés, and americanos!

Norton’s Cove Studio Hours of Operation:

Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Studio Update

We’ve been updating our sales system here at Norton’s Cove Studio- this c.1890 shop now has a barcode scanner at the cash! A long way from the hand-written receipts I was issuing just a few years ago. Our new system keeps track of inventory, so figuring out how many cards we need to print will be very easy next time #printapalooza rolls around!

The shelves are full of new product, and I hope that we see lots of vaccinated people out and about for a cup of coffee and a behind-the-scenes look at some art in progress! There’s always something in the works at Norton’s Cove Studio, and you’re welcome to be a part of it!

Tons of new stock in the shop! Shown: Sainsbury’s Store available as a card, mini-print, or framed mini-print.

Our 1st Friday Night @ Norton’s Cove is tonight!

  • Craft Demonstration: Duke will be teaching you how to make a thump mat! No cost- just show up! You can bring your own rope or use ours- we have LOTS!
  • Flash Sale: If you’re on our customer mailing list, you’ll get 10% off any purchase!
  • And we’ll be Tasting some wonderful Dark Tickle Company products.
Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm