"I march to my own drum, embracing change, difference and expression. It reminds me I’m alive." 

 
 
 
 
My stall on Norwich market, ‘The Other Curator’ is the sum of those parts of me, from grounded to sky high. A lover of visual alchemy with a touch of laid back bohemia. Walk through the entrance and you’ll have to smile….it’s compulsory! 
 
My holiday cottage in New Buckenham, Norfolk also keeps me busy as well as running the stall with my good friend, Kim. I also make art and enjoy adapting and embellishing clothes and homewear under our 'Altered State' label. 
 
Like painting on canvas ‘The Other Curator’, my studio and Bakehouse holiday cottage ebbs and flows around the spaces and corners. Colours and shapes change as things and people come and go. 
 
The stall on Norwich Market is set in the heart of the Norfolk city in the East of England. The holiday cottage is next to my home, a big pink thatched house called ‘Bakehouse Cottage’ in New Buckenham. It's a significant change from the houseboat I lived on in London. My late mother and her husband made and sold pots here.  
 
Now that I've made some tweaks and changes to the years of hard work and creative alterations they both added to the building it has evolved and begun to smile again. 
 
I’m an insatiable hunter gatherer scouring the internet for beautiful things from around the world to bring home for my customers. From car boot sales in France and UK to markets, auctions and charity shops there is endless treasure out there.  
 
If I find a bargain I make it my business to bring it back to Norwich Market! 
 
The best part of my job is meeting the people who come to my holiday cottage and the stall. We swap stories and giggle over all kinds of nonsense. It really is a pretty cool life on the whole and anyone is welcome to take a peek and join in the fun. 
 
‘Love this place!! Always something quirky, new, creative and unusual. Can't resist a peek when passing through. A true Norfolk gem!’ 
 
Pips Petitjean 
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