"You may have expected it to immediately be unpacked and placed on display, but I was happy eno
"Several years ago I accompanied my husband on a business trip to Leeds. Left to my own devices in the City I came across the Leeds gallery and there I bought my first John Maltby statue, which features a family on a boat. It encompassed a number of firsts - my first major purchase; beforehand I had limited myself to under £50 per item. My first Own Art purchase. And my first statue - before that I had only bought studio pottery. You may have expected it to immediately be unpacked and placed on display, but I was happy enough just to know that I owned it, and actually it sat safely tucked away in the box room and then in the attic, still in its original gallery wrappings, for a couple of years before I found the right place to display it, and the right cabinet to hold it. Since then it has been joined by several other figurines, and a couple more Maltbys, and has pride of place in the cabinet beside my desk. Thanks to this statue I am no longer afraid to buy larger and more expensive items from studio potters and galleries, often reserving the item and paying in instalments over three or four months while I decide how and where to display it when I finally bring it home."
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