Custom House Shop and Gallery has helped hundreds of local talented artists and makers to sell their work over the past 25 years. Our 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 Cardigan offers them that ideal professional platform from which to shout about it!
We specialise in selling work for artists and makers with little to no online presence therefore giving them a profession retail opportunity without them having to create or manage their own costly retail environment.
This allows us to provide a more unique range of items specifically tailored to 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.
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.
Our descendants were among the first Welsh settlers in America. Custom House Cardigan’s long shipping history has always held a great fascination.
-Karina Heres a link to a wonderful project undertaken by local girl Steph Davies and illustrated by the very talented Lucy Burns, both once part of our team here at Custom House.
The story of the journey of the First Welsh settlers in Patagonia!