That icon of Cardiff (and Penarth) – the Clark’s pie is being celebrated with a special painting of Clark’s original pie shop by well-known Penarth fine-artist Diana Mead.
Clark’s Pies – or “Clarkies” as they’re known locally – began production in 1913. The unique recipe and the famous oval pastry-case has barely changed in over a century
In 1928 the firm opened its first Clark’s Pies shop in Grangetown Cardiff and now Diana Mead has set out to capture the look of that first shop in a special watercolour as part of a Clark’s community project
Diana Mead – whose well known for her stunning pictures of places around Penarth – aimed to depict the Clarke’s shop as it was about 20 years ago . Copies are now available for sale
Meanwhile also as part of the project a range of individually made retro signs, have been created by Family Lavisse – a small family business in Cowbridge which makes vintage and recycled home furniture and decorations.
The Clark’s family dynasty is now in its fourth generation .
Postcards and prints of the original watercolour are available from the Clark’s Pie shop and Artisan’s Corner on Glebe Street in Penarth.
The signs, which cost £75 each, are available in red or white and can be ordered from the shop or from Happy Days Vintage Homestore in Cowbridge.