After years of taking his work on the road to various shows and festivals, Memphis artist Lucas Remley and his wife Stacey have decided to offer customers a chance to come to them.
Hollow Hill Designs will be hosting a grand opening for the new showroom on Saturday, August 26th from noon to 5 p.m. during the Scotland County Antique Fair.
Located adjacent to the family’s residence on 332 Market Street, the new showroom will offer visitors a chance to see one-of-a-kind metal sculptures and hundreds of varieties of hand-crafted metal artwork designed and crafted by the Remleys.
“We are a family run business that strives to give you a great, long lasting, quality product at a low price,” said Lucas. “Everything is designed, cut, and bent by hand. We have a huge product list to choose from and if we don’t have what you are looking for we will design it for you.”
Up until now, customers had to find Hollow Hill Designs at one of the many craft shows in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri or at the Rutledge Flea Market in order to check out his inventory. But now that has changed with the new showroom.
“It has been an amazing process,” Lucas said. “We have wanted to do this for a long time but have always just been too busy. Finally we just felt led to focus on this project. It was amazing the sense of the Lord at work in the process. People were stopping everyday asking when we were going to do it, but once we started, that all slowed way down and let us get it done. Then once we were nearly done, the traffic started right back up.”
Hollow Hill Designs is hoping that will continue now that the new showroom is officially open.
“It is sort of a unique opportunity,” he said. “We work at home, so we are here most of the time to have the store open,” Remley said when trying to explain the showroom hours. “Even when we’re out of town for a show, we are planning to have someone around that will be available to open up for guests.”
He indicated plans originally were to offer more of a weekend hours arrangement, but with the initial traffic heavier during normal business hours, the show room looks like it will be open throughout the week as well.
Guests will get to choose from more than 200 different varieties of metal art for sale, with a number of other displays of items available for order. The inventory is constantly expanding, and Remley said he has plans for adding a number of new, innovative designs in 2018.