Lucy Sparrow's fun felt Cornershop comes to the seaside in new exhibition

See Lucy's brilliant fuzzy grocery recreations in month-long show at Brighton's No Walls Gallery.


You may have heard of Lucy Sparrow. She's the woman responsible for the Cornershop, which captured the attention of the world's media when it was unveiled earlier this year. Why? Because the Cornershop features more than 4,000 familiar grocery items made entirely from felt.

In the Cornershop, which was originally situated in London's East End, you could find anything from newspapers and toiletries to frozen food and vegetables, all handmade from felt by Lucy. Even the till and the pricing gun (which was actually fully functional) were made from fabric.

Now, the Cornershop has been relocated to the seaside for a Cornershop-by-the-Sea exhibition at Brighton's No Walls Gallery. All 4,000 items from the Cornershop have already been sold, but they've been loaned back to Lucy specifically for the new exhibition (it took her seven months to make them, after all).

The Cornershop-by-the-Sea will be opening on 3 October and will be open to visitors Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 7pm, and on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. And, it's free! Find out more on the No Walls Gallery website, and take a closer look at some of Lucy's creations on the following slides.

In addition to the work seen at the Cornershop, Lucy has created some all-new items specifically for the new seaside exhibition. They'll be available to buy from the event, representing the last chance for you to get your hands on Lucy's Cornershop goodies.  


Lucy took to Kickstarter to fund the Cornershop project. She was hoping that the crowdfunding site would help her reach her goal of £2000, but the project exceeded that, with a total of £10,744 pledged by 361 backers.

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Lucy was also supported by the Arts Council and Tower Hamlets Council, as the Cornershop included sewing and fabric workshops. It was also sponsored by Swizzel's sweets.


Before embarking on her Cornershop adventure, Lucy's work included a series of cuddly London landmarks for Tim Out magazine as part of her 'Mini Structures' project, activist creations for Greenpeace and various exhibitions.