Personal service in our local stores

Artist Ed Fuller busy at work
Artist Ed Fuller busy at work

AN ARTIST is this week showing readers how you can pick up products with a personal touch when you choose to Buy Local.

Buy Local campaign supporter Ed Fuller runs art and design firm Cross Cat Designs from a workshop at his Middle Rasen home.

Ed, who set up his business in 2009 working mainly for family and friends, believes Market Rasen has a lot to offer people who are looking for “that personal touch”.

The arty businessman now has a thriving company creating unique pieces of art and design for people throughout the area.

“I can create anything the client wants. I speak to people face to face and make special things no-one else will have,” said Ed.

“Individually-designed magic wands are popular at the moment, which is great because I find carving very rewarding.”

Ed paints children’s toys on their bedroom walls, makes portraits of people’s pets, designs playrooms and nurseries and much more.

He said: “It’s important to stay local as much as possible to get the best possible personal touch. People often say to me ‘that’s so much better than I wanted’ and it’s really exciting.

“If you take a look around Market Rasen there are a lot of good shops selling some lovely things, but the problem is getting people to see that. Sadly, a lot of people see the closed shops before the shops that are open.

“Rather than driving through Market Rasen, people should get out of their cars and have a walk through the town to see for themselves.

“The town is still very much alive.”

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