The Story of It's All Greek
Welcome to It's All Greek!
This year, we celebrate our 18th birthday! Our first website (this is the 6th incarnation) went live in 2000.
After 15 happy years in 3 different shops in Bloomsbury, we are now exclusively online once more since 21st June!
We specialise in fine replicas of ancient Greek art in bronze, marble and terracotta, hand-painted copies of ancient Greek pottery, and jewellery inspired by ancient Greek silver and gold coinage and symbols.
Nothing is mass-produced, and we work exclusively with small, independent businesses like ours. Our product range comes from a team of about 9 such companies: currently 7 in Greece and three in the UK.
The driving force behind It's All Greek is our passion for the things we sell. We aim to nurture interest in and enthusiasm for the art and spirit of ancient Greece, to promote the products of our suppliers and to provide our customers with the best possible quality and service. Our shop is where it all happens - welcoming our visitors and customers, hosting occasional events, designing and running our website, unpacking deliveries from our suppliers and packing up orders to send to our customers all over the world.
We have supplied our products to motion pictures 'Troy', 'Alexander' and 'Clash of the Titans', as well as to television documentaries, magazine photoshoots, museum shops, schools and education services.
We hope you enjoy our website!
For some 'archive' bits and bobs about us since 2000, have a look at our (not up to date, but interesting anyway!) Wordpress site here!
Team IAG (a little note from Elinor!)
Now that we are exclusively online again since June 21st 2018, I am running the business on my own, with the continuing help of Louise a couple of days a month.
It has been such a privilege to have such an amazing number of former pupils, students of Classics, and recently graduated Classicists working with me over the last 15 years. Thank you to Lauren, Jasmine, Alexandra, Nicola, Jack, Mark, Hayley, Philippa, Kate, Megan, Caroline, Alexis, Camila, Christine, Ana, Konrad, Liam, Isobel, and Andrew.
How it all started
My parents, Dilys and Wynne, took me to Greece in 1972 when I was only 12 years old. There began my passion for Greece. My history teacher remembers the painted polystyrene corner of the Parthenon which I proudly produced during the weeks after the trip!
After reading Classics at St Hugh's College, Oxford, I took a bilingual teaching qualification in my home city of Cardiff. I taught at Queen's Gate School in London for 16 years, then set up my own teaching business 'Locus Classicus' whilst pondering and then finally setting up It's All Greek in 2000.
It has been such an amazing 18 years. And it's not over yet!
(in the photograph: Dilys, Wynne and Elinor on a nostalgic 'revisit' in Athens in 2003. Dil died in May 2005, and Wynne in April 2010.)