Cherryvale Skateboard Company

Cherryvale Skateboard Company, founded by Valerie Phillips and Jason Gormley in Cherryvale, Kansas, April 12, 2006, is dedicated to the preservation of youthful idealism, naïve enthusiasms and unrealistic expectations.

Monday, July 30, 2007




On Saturday while we were taking the show down we had a visit from Team Wire (Amanda and Sam) - Nicky Wire's personal cheer squad. They came to check out his skateboard and make sure he'd put his Team Wire sticker to good use. Great to meet you ladies. See you on the next Manics tour. One of the Cherryvale Skate team, John Tallon and his girlfriend also stopped by and even helped us pack everything up - thanks for making it a fun day guys.


Michael is a comic book artist and co creator of the character Midnight Ninja. The Midnight Ninja appeared in the pages of Michael’s self-published Thunderbolts Comics and his adventures fighting for peace and love in Japan City have recently been collected in book form (released through Bonehouse Books). Michael also hand crafts Midnight Ninja action figures which along with most of his work can be found at one of our favorite establishments, GOSH comics in London.

Friday, July 27, 2007


Well, shows almost over, but today we had a visit from Michael Adebayo who dropped off this amazing Clockwork Orange duck deck. It won’t be up for long, we’re taking the show down from midday tomorrow but if you have a moment to pop by and see Michael’s handiwork before then please do (Gallery opens at 10am – First Floor 125 Charing Cross Road above Soho Books).

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Hello all. The show comes down saturday. We'll be at the gallery from midday. Feel free to drop by and say hello. We've had loads of great feedback about the work and lots of people have come by to see it. Thank you to all who visited and especially those who signed the guest book. If you left us your email address we'll do our best to keep you informed of the next Cherryvale Skateboard Co project (If you send us your email we'll do likewise). We haven't quite decided if we're going to do a New York show yet. We're thinking we should get on with Cherryvale Phase II. Although the London show went so well we think we just might. We've also been invited to take it to Oregon which would be amazing. Yeah. Watch this space.

Monday, July 23, 2007


The last few days of the show are upon us. We'll be taking it down late Friday or Saturday (27th/28th July) so if you haven't already checked it out, get a move on. The Gallery is at 125 Charing Cross Road First Floor (above Soho books, opposite Borders, neighbouring Foyle's). And the opening hours are 10-6.30pm Mon-Sat. Meanwhile, here are a few more snaps from the opening night courtesy of our good buddy and genius screenwriter Andy Bloom.

Friday, July 06, 2007


Some snaps from the opening night, courtesy of Selena - as in Selena & Toby - who contributed the much commented on bubblegum deck to Cherryvale Skateboard Co.