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AUTHENTIC Gift Shop moves to bigger premises

AUTHENTIC gift shop has moved to bigger premises on Uppermill High Street

AUTHENTIC gift shop was opened five years ago by Viki Taylor and husband Dave and was a treasure trove of hand-made and unique items nestled away on Mill Street.


Now a move just around the corner right onto the village high street means the shop has been able to extend over two floors to offer more goodies than ever before.


Viki said: “We were getting so many artisans in and just needed more space for everything! We now have products from over 50 artisans and everything is hand-made and unique.



“We’ve got two floors now, which is great. It gives us a lot more space for products as well as being able to hold workshops.”

The workshops and craft courses, which start in the new year, will include jewellery, ceramics, fused glass, 3D felting, picture felting and soap.


These will complement the array of products on sale, including photography, vases, cushions, home décor, scarves, clothing, candles, cards, natural beauty products, whiskey barrel furniture, soap and jewellery. And there is a host of festive gits and decorations in store too, ranging from advent calendars to decorations and wreaths.



Local artisans include Woozlewood, Sara Gartside, Bits and Bobbins, Steve Robinson Photography, Wood Dragon Arts, and Olganna.


The shop enjoyed a successful opening at the start of November which was attended  by many existing customers and well wishers.


“We want to say a really big thank you to all our loyal customers who have supported us over the years.” said Viki. “We genuinely couldn’t have done it without you.”


This 2020 why not take part in one of many up and coming workshops at Authentic. The next ones are…


Wednesday 15th & 29th January

6.30 – 8pm

Ceramic Garlic & Ginger Grater Workshop

With Deidre Warren Ceramics


Wednesday 12th & 26th February 

6.30 – 8pm

Ceramic Witch or Wizard Workshop

With Deidre Warren Ceramics


Wednesday 19th February

6 – 9pm

3D Felt Hedgehog Workshop

With Sarah Towler (Adors)


* Please note places are limited for all of the above so make sure you book early.


Visit Authentic at 24 High Street, Uppermill OL3 6HX 

or call

 07305 996 705

They are open seven days a week.


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