Face of the High Street: Alice- Trylla


There’s something about walking into a shop and feeling like you instantly know it’s owner just by what’s on display. Walking into Trylla on North Street feels just like that. The colourful clothing, carefully picked toys, beautifully handmade ceramics and the workspace in the back just scream Alice before you even have the extreme pleasure of getting to know her.

Alice grew up in Cheshire and settled in Bristol, by way of London, four years ago. From quite a creative family, Alice studied illustration in uni and always knew a creative career was on the books for her. Upon arriving in Bristol, Alice got a job at a pottery painting cafe and quickly began crafting ideas for her dream business, one that combined all of her favourite things, in her favourite part of the city.

Trylla opened on North Street in Bedminster almost a year ago and really has something for everyone; carefully curated second hand clothes line the walls while nostalgic My Little Pony and Troll toys are placed among handmade items from local makers and Alice herself. A ceramic studio and kiln live in the basement to complete the space and this creative hub.

Alice holds pottery and knitting workshops, a fortnightly open Clay Club where attendees can play as they wish and have access to clay, glazes and kiln firing for only £12 and is developing ideas of hosting birthday parties and hen dos. Trylla really is a haven of colour and creativity in Bedminster and after almost a year, we can’t wait to see what’s next!

As a special Easter activity, Alice is hosting a free paint your own egg pendant event Saturday 13 April. Book into 10 minute time slots and pick up your egg the following week in time for Easter lunch!