Friday, 28 December 2012

Closed This Weekend

Here's Tolly, one of our last four -legged visitors of 2012, looking ever so slightly sad to hear that Ryantown will be CLOSED this coming weekend - Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th December.

We will re-open the following weekend - Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January 2013 - at the usual
times - 12 noon - 6pm Saturdays and 10am - 4pm Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again then!


Friday, 21 December 2012

Opening Times over Christmas

It's so close to Christmas now - hooray!! We will be open, almost as usual, this weekend.

Saturday 12 until 6pm and Sunday 9am until 3pm - and then the whole extended Ryantown family will be on holiday. Hooray again!!

We will be CLOSED the weekend of 29th and 30th December and will re-open on Saturday 5th January 2013 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has visited us over the past year - have a most happy Christmas ( but only if you want to...of course! ) and we wish you the best of all things in 2013 xx

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Time Out - London's Best Shops

We're really pleased to be listed in Time Out London's best shops for another year. A very nice way to welcome in 2013.


And the very lovely Stanley came back to see us, wearing another amazing coat from his pretty impressive wardrobe...


Next up is Maximus, a wire haired miniature dachshund. He was pretty happy and relaxed on our counter, and Louise and I just totally fell in love with him.

Oscar and Willoughby

We had such a great weekend - so many amazing dogs!! How gorgeous are these two - Oscar and Willoughby.

Hand Painted Jugs

We have two beautiful hand painted jugs in Ryantown this weekend.

Total exclusives to the shop, these two amazing jugs were painted by Rob for his recent exhibition at Charleston.

A very special addition to someone's collection...or a very special Christmas present maybe...?!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Martin Grover - Jeb Loy Nichols

Fantastic new work by our great friends Martin Grover and Jeb Loy Nichols opening tonight at The Birdcage on Columbia Road. 

Anybody going along to the Columbia Road Wednesday Late Openings tonight make sure you go and check this out too. Otherwise it'll be on until January 1st. Don't miss!!

Ryantown is Open Tonight!!

It's the second of the four Wednesday late night openings along Columbia Road tonight.

Ryantown, along with lots of other small and independent shops and businesses will be open between 5pm and 9pm. And as always we will have plenty of treats in store for you...

Oscar and Daphne

It seems like a long time since I posted a picture of a four legged visitor. I'm usually not quite quick enough...

But Oscar and the very serene Daphne were just too lovely to let pass by without a photograph last weekend.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Ryantown is Open Tonight!!

The first of the four Christmas Wednesday evening openings is tonight.

Ryantown, along with a lot of the other businesses along Columbia Road will be open between 5pm and 9pm. The fairy lights will be on and the street will be looking beautiful - if you get the chance over the next four weeks, do try to pass by.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Brand New!! 2013 laser cut calendar

We have people asking for Rob's laser cut desk calendar's all year round - so I'm very happy to say that this brand new 2013 version will be in Ryantown this weekend and they are £5 each.

East End Trades Guild

We are very proud to be members of the newly formed East End Trades Guild which is a new co-operative of small independent proprietor owned and run businesses in the East End.

You'll see the logo, designed by another East End Trades Guild member  James Brown in our window and popping up in lots of other windows in the area too!

There was a fantastic launch at Christ Church, Spitalfields on Monday night which you can read all about HERE!

Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays

I actually can't believe it's this time of year again...already! The ever popular Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays start in one weeks time!

In the run up to Christmas, the shops and businesses along Columbia Road, mostly only open at the weekends, will also be opening between 5pm and 9pm on Wednesday evenings starting on November 28th.

Columbia Road is one of the few streets in London composed entirely of independent shops and as such is a wonderful place to discover products not found on the high street and at the same time support small and local businesses.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Sarah Lippett at Ryantown

Just a reminder that this is the last weekend of our Sarah Lippett at Ryantown exhibition.

There are beautiful ceramics on show and drawings and prints too.

Dear Santa...

'Dear Santa, This year I have been very, very, very,, very, very good. If anyone tells you differently. Don't believe them - they are lying!! I really have been so so good! Love + kisses from .........x x x'

Brand new into Ryantown are these brilliant tea towels. Use as they are or cut up and sew into the best christmas stocking you'll find anywhere!! 

Hand printed - they cost £12.50 each.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Sarah Lippett at Ryantown

Very occasionally we hand over the wall space in Ryantown to an artist whose work Rob particularly admires. This time we are very excited to be showing the work of illustrator Sarah Lippett in the shop between 10th November and 18th November.  Sarah is currently studying for her masters at the Royal College of Art.

Sarah makes the most beautiful ceramics in collaboration with the potter Emma Gaston, some of which will be for sale in Ryantown alongside her pencil drawings and prints.

Please do come along and take a look!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Monday, 5 November 2012

Its an incredibly special day here at the studio as its ROB'S 50TH BIRTHDAY!!! As the majority of us are big Harry Potter fans (Rob especially), we decided to lay out a Great Hall spread as a surprise.... Jackie made some incredible hand-painted banners, Libby made the Sorting Hat cake and everybody chipped in to make the table look incredible and cook a brilliant Roast Chicken lunch in our tiny kitchen. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB!!!!!

Monday, 29 October 2012


I love it when people come back again and again. Here are two more of our favourite regular visitor's.

Stanley looked so sweet and snug and stylish in his furry collared winter coat.

Ryantown Sunday Lunch

Sunday's in Ryantown are busy... so busy sometimes that we forget to eat.

Alice and I and our stomach's were pretty pleased when we got this blood curdling gift yesterday from one of our favourite regular visitors. Went down very well with a cup of tea.

... and Topsy, you're the tops!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Brand New - Limited Edition Jugs!!

We have just got these beautiful jugs over from the studio and into the shop.

 'We are only so small in A BIG, BIG WORLD. SOMETIMES, SOMEONE UPSETS YOU, GO AND look at the sky and see how big it is and how big the world is and space is and how long time is and how pointless being upset is.'

 Hand printed and hand painted with gold lustre on the handles, and signed and numbered by Rob in gold lustre on the base, they are an edition of only 25!!

The price is £160 each.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The First Cut - Manchester Art Gallery

When I first saw this I thought it was one of the most beautiful things I've seen...

It's just a tiny snippet of a HUGE papercut that Rob is exhibiting in a show opening at Manchester Art Gallery tomorrow.

The First Cut runs from 4th October until 27th January. Don't miss!


This weekend in Ryantown, we will have a BRAND NEW EDITION of Rob's much loved height ruler.

Printed by hand in the studio, signed and numbered in a limited edition of only 20, they are £315 each.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Big Day Today!!

Starts today.... SOHOTEL Artspace Gallery, 345 Broome Street, New York, New York

It's going to be awesome!!!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

ELLE Decoration British Design Awards 2012

Just to remind you that if you'd like to, there is just over a week to VOTE for Rob, who has been shortlisted for this years ELLE Decoration British Design Awards. He is in pretty excellent company too. Take a look!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

But I Made It With My Hands

Also brand new in the shop yesterday. We have two of these beautiful framed tile panels. They are £400 each, and you can see one in the window this weekend.

More Cushions

We have lots more cushions, in lots more colours this weekend in Ryantown. All printed by hand in the studio of course!

Monday, 10 September 2012

There is a lovely piece about Rob's show at Charleston Gallery, on Spitalfields Life. Beautifully written, as always, and with photographs that make me want to jump on the train immediately and get back down there.

You can read the the whole thing, and previous posts about Rob if you click here!

New Mugs

The collection of mugs available in the shop, which are all printed by hand in the studio, is growing ever bigger. A bit like our range of tiles, which is pretty huge now.

This weekend we had a few new 'ASTONISH ME!' mugs, in various shades of blue and some just in black.

Columbia Road Flowers

The market was lively, and lovely yesterday. Really spoilt for choice when it came to flowers, but I chose these beauties.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Something New Every Week

There is, as always, such a lot going on. Rob's show in Charleston has been extended until October 28th, the work for the show in New York is all in crates and ready to go and the most incredible paper cut for the show in Manchester is about to be framed. 

In between time everyone at the studio tries very hard to provide one or two new things for the shop each week. Sometimes it's a brand new print or piece of ceramics, and sometimes it might be a card, a mug or cushion in a new colourway. The cards we sell are all hand screen printed, cut, folded and packaged in the studio. The tiles, mugs, money boxes, egg cups and plates are all printed by hand, as are the bags and cushions. A real labour of love!

Most of the things we have in the shop are either signed and numbered limited editions, very small runs or complete one off's. At the moment we also have these, a handful of plates in sampled colours.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Just a reminder that if you are in New York later this month, be sure to stop by Rob's show in Broome Street.

The exhibition will include the beautiful paper cuts featured in the calendar recently published by Rizzoli, and a series of screen prints.

A very special portfolio box set of 12 signed and numbered limited edition prints are available to buy NOW!! from TAG FINE ARTS.