About Us

Cardigans Original 18th Century Customs House

Custom House Shop and Gallery has helped hundreds of local, talented artists and makers to sell their work. We aim to concentrate on selling work by artists/makers and designers based within a certain radius of Cardigan, helping to plough back funds directly into the local economy.

Cardigan and surrounding area has a wonderful and unique range of creative, motivated and dedicated craftspeople who are so passionate about their varied areas of discipline. Custom House Shop offers them that ideal professional platform from which to shout about it!.

We celebrate the loyalty and professionalism of all the creative people that have sold work via Custom House, and of course it goes without saying, a big ‘Thankyou’ to all our discerning customers who have a great appreciation for the unique and for something a little bit different!

Director Karina  Servini attended Ravensbourne/London, Graduating with a BA Hons Degree in Industrial/Product Design. Karina Also attended Cardigan School and /Carmarthen art School.

On returning home from London to Cardigan to work as a freelance designer, and seeing the ‘Old Custom House’ in Saint Mary Street for sale, Karina proceeded to purchase it, entering into a journey of restoration, setting up ‘Custom House Shop and Gallery’ along the way      ’Coming from a long family line of  Welsh industries, on both sides, creating my own was an ambition from a very early age.  A family history in the Welsh woolen industry and the influence of my great grandmother, always an inspiration, as she set up one of the first transport companies in Wales’.       Karina

With a 600 year family history in Wales, our team, though non natural welsh speakers, embrace the welsh language and culture and endeavour to promote Wales, it’s architecture, landscape and people.