about us


In 2001, after years of discussion on art in the Virgin Islands, friends David Archer and Eldred Williams decided to endeavor in a unique contribution to their community and its visitors.  This partnership drew on the talents and culture of both Archer and Williams to form a truly Caribbean experience for all patrons.

With the start of our art studio and flagship store at Nanny Cay, Bamboushay maintains its intimate involvement in the community of the Virgin Islands. Beyond the ability to witness the production of our goods, we proudly offer hands-on learning experiences for children and adults. Please see our classes page for more information. To further our integration into the BVI community, Bamboushay also partakes in several apprenticeship programmes for Tortola's youth and works with various organizations throughout the BVI in raising funds for charitable causes.

In the fall of 2006, Bamboushay also opened the doors of our beautiful Main Street gallery. Here, in a delectable collaboration with Island Roots - offering specialty coffees and homemade patties - customers are invited to experience the island's finest espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos served directly from Bamboushay's cup. This warm and relaxing atmosphere lends itself perfectly to an engaging experience of our products, with all of the Nanny Cay wares available for purchase directly from this centralized location.

In both locations, Bamboushay continues our commitment to the quality and authenticity of our products, striving to integrate an experience that is unique to our island home. In our true love for the medium and the creative process as a whole, we hope to broaden the lives for locals and visitors alike, strengthening bonds and encouraging new pursuits.