the running duck
Art, gift and craft shop

About Us

The running duck is a family run business. We are friendly and approachable. It is ran by myself. Yeek, here is a rare picture of me!

Picture of me Sarah Cane on my boat with Pickles my dog.

Having been awarded with a degree in Fine Art, I then went on to work as a graphic designer and a teacher. Then came a life changing event. I got married! We rented our house and purchased a narrowboat to live on. Now we travel the canals following my husband work. It's the perfect life for us. Having give up my job to following our dreams and with the support of my fantastic husband Charlie I now spend my time doing what I love most, which is obviously art.

Coming from a creative family I also have included some of my families members works on this site. My moms paper crafts and my dads cards and canal art. In time I would like to expand this site to include works by others. I have some very very talented artistic friends, I would like to support.

I get business from fellow boaters and of course online sales. What I love most is the amount of repeat business and recommendations I get. It's an especially good feeling to know my creative work is liked.

I love the outdoors, nature, all animals, humour and being a girl anything cute and cuddly. I think this is evident in my work. You will see dogs in particular to be a huge inspiration. It is my dream one day that I will have enough money to set up a home to rescue dogs in need. Pickles my dog is always there to motivate me, both to work and to play!

On this website I have displayed the final price (including postage costs) for all my items. I do this to be up-front from the start. There is nothing more irritating to me than finding what you think is nice item within your price range and then getting to the final page on checkout and being confronted with a huge postage fee. If you are purchasing several items from myself please email me and when possible I will combine postage and therefore give you a discount on your items.

I believe highly in quality items and good customer service. If you have any questions about any of my products please feel free to contact me.