Meet artisans from the South West and beyond, see live demonstrations or try your hand at one of our creative workshops.

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2017 Exhibitors

Gallery Rooms

Rachel Stowe
Rachel produces bespoke hand dyed and hand printed silk and silk velvet accessories for fashion and interiors. She also offers a range of hand painted / heat pressed aluminum using textile dyes offering a more commercial range of bookmarks and compact mirrors to suit all budgets.

 

Paul Bawden
Hand made Screen Prints that are graphic and abstract. The prints can be complex and very colourful with up to 117 individually printed colours and hues. Paul studied Printmaking at the Royal College of At and now works from a studio a Krowji in Reduth.

 

Remon Jephcott Ceramics
Ceramic sculptural pieces. Remon creates her pieces with a combination of slip-casting and hand-build techniques. She uses earthenware clay and a range of kiln firings including glaze, decal and lustre.

 

Jago Illustration
Jago Illustration sell a wide selection of beautiful prints from original illustrations, both framed and unframed. Alongside this they have a range of homewares including laser etched enamel mugs and screen printed tea towels with inspiring monochrome designs. They also stock a fabulous array of illustrated stationary, gifts and cards. All of the work is designed in their studio in North Cornwall and printed/produced/made in the UK.

 

 

Kate Andrew Artist
Kate is an artist living and working in Devon. She sells cards and prints of her original paintings, as well as the originals themselves. She also paints on Cornish slate, which she mount on board ready to hang. Her subject matter is diverse, but a lot of her paintings have hares and foxes in, trees, british wild flowers and her unique trees.

 

 

Alrightmybird
Using pastel coloured glazes and plants for texture, Alrightmybird handmake and decorate quirky and collectible porcelain ceramics in their garden studio in Cornwall.

 

 

Amy Cooper Ceramics
Amy Cooper Ceramics was founded in 2002 and is based in Cornwall. Amy has been making porcelain lighting for over 14 years. In that time, she has supplied prestigious retailers including The National Trust, House of Fraser and the V&A shop as well as exhibiting extensively in the UK and overseas. Her work is inspired by the world under the sea, the world under the microscope and the magic of landscapes at twilight.

Clare Kilgour & Lawrence West
Claire presents a range of simple jewellery in powder coated sterling sliver and jesmonite and Lawrence brings his contemporary glassware with pastel and colour block vases and drinking glasses.

 

 

 

Esther Connon
Esther Connon is an illustrator/bookmaker working in Cornwall. She graduated from Falmouth University’s Masters Degree in Authorial Illustration in 2009. Since then she has set up the ‘Old School Press’ where she designs and illustrates limited edition self publications.

 

 

 

Hidden England
Quirky photographs of hidden elements of towns and cities. New products for 2017 include a range of lightboxes, concrete lamp bases and new cities and towns featured on canvas collages .

 

House by Hazel
House is a homewares company creating contemporary maximalist home accessories, selectively using the most vibrant jewel-like colours combined with their own illustrated imagery. Inspiration is found in all elements of Coastal life in the South West from its atmospheric coastline and fishing industry to the exotic plant life flourishing here. Using a combination of intense colour, illustration and pattern, creating imagery with humour and combining this with the highest quality craftsmanship and materials creating luxury U.K. crafted items.


Laura Lane Ceramics

Made by hand, thrown functional ceramics. Using locally sourced, ethical clay & glaze ingredients, Laura’s work is inspired by tall tales & folklore from Cornwall, using pattern & illustration to explore these narratives- with a sense of humour!

Libby Ballard Ceramics
Libby Ballard Ceramics creates hand thrown ceramic tableware inspired by the coast to be enjoyed in your home. Each piece is individually thrown on the potters wheel and a mixture of coastal inspired glazes are added to the ware. Comfort and functionality are really important to the designs ensuring that they are a joy to use.

Reworked
Original and eclectic lighting upcycled from salvaged materials.

 


Robyn Northover Design
All prints are designed and handmade locally from Robyn Northover’s little studio in Bath. The fabrics used for her exclusive products are printed digitally here in the UK, and everything is hand made by Robyn herself. Robyn uses a mixture of mediums to design all her unique prints. You can find Robyn’s designs available in a variety of accessories to suit you including phone cases, key rings, makeup bags and rucksacks.

Sharon McSwiney
Sharon’s decorative wall pieces feature leaves & bird motifs in a rich red copper & golden brass. Spirals of copper wire & etched metal leaves form unique metalwork wall pieces or panels linked together making ‘jewellery for the walls’. Most recently she has created pieces based on seaweed collected from local beaches. Primarily working in copper & brass but also incorporating silver, combining colour & texture within metalwork utilising etching, embossing, stamping & punching techniques. The colours are obtained through heating the metal & some colouration techniques.

ESME COOPER. Design and Print
Hand printed homewares. All Esme’s products are individually screenprinted using blends of carefully chosen colours influenced by her local surroundings. Living in Devon has given her access to such varied landscapes from which to gather inspiration, the wild openness of Dartmoor to the stunning coastlines with their ever changing weathers have been the basis of many of her pieces. She prints her designs onto natural fabrics, recycled papers and ceramic transfers. As each print is a blend of colours no two prints are the same making each one unique.

Hannah Batstone Contemporary Jewellery
Hannah Batstone is a contemporary jeweller based at Old Bank Studios in Penryn. ​Her jewellery collections draw inspiration from shapes and colours observed from the landscapes that surround her. Incorporating elements of texture, and carefully chosen semi precious gemstones into her designs each piece is handcrafted using traditional silversmithing + gem setting techniques.

Bella-Oceana
Bella-Oceana creates original and contemporary art pieces on reclaimed wood , hand painted pebbles ,framed pictures and prints. The traditional method of mono-printing is used throughout with collage ,paint and some clay detailing to create exquisite decorative art for your home. Inspiration is taken from the shapes,motifs, colours and patterns seen in nature and the Cornish coast.. There is also the occasional nod to poetry and the written word.

 

Katie Simpson Cornwall
Katie hand paints fabrics emulating the sea and its movements, and then use theses fabrics to make into cushions, lampshades and other homewares. She also photographs her work and digitally transfer these on to fabrics to make smaller ranges of homewares. She works from her home studio near St Ives and makes everything by hand, which makes each piece extra special.

Tania Clarke Ceramics
Tania’s ceramics are hand made using a variety of techniques including slab building and coiling. she produces unique and decorative functional bowls and plates, using flowers from the hedgerow or vibrant colour mixes. Using a coiling method with coloured clays Tania makes sculptural vessels that are made with the intention of capturing characteristics of a beach environment.

 

Bex Bourne (artist & illustrator)
Bex creates original works using collage & gouache, heavily influenced by life in Cornwall and folklore. She works from her studio in the middle of an old granite quarry near Constantine, where buzzards wheel overhead and gorse bushes cover much of the land.

Make Studio

The Bees Knees
Embroidered Folk Art and Vintage designs, Sewing, Knitwear and Decorative Folk Painting are all used to produce a range of crafts and home accessories designed and made with love by the sea in Cornwall. Finished items include cushions, pictures, bags, purses and small items of decorative furniture. Influences include traditional Folk Art painting, Fairisle designs, French Vintage, English Shabby Chic, Nordic, American Folk and Eastern Europe.

Love Mia.co
Textile artist, making unique individual gifts using upcycled vintage fabrics with a variety of techniques. Designing skill based workshops and courses. Make kits, a variety of craft/textile kits – ready to make. Supplies for a variety of textile craft making

 

Paper Pamela
Paper Pamela is a small Cornish business that produces tiny flowers to whole backdrops of flowers, pompoms, garlands, bunting and more. Each item is handcrafted from paper using a variety of different techniques. The range of products is constantly expanding creating a treasure trove of exquisite paper creations.

Handcrafted Hall

Gill Flury
Beautiful and functional storage and accessories designed and made for makers. These vintage style designs often utilize or re-use materials in surprising ways. Items include embroidery hoop lidded storage jars, ribbon and string dispensers, pin cushions and knitting jars.

 

Zamsoe
Zamsoe design, make and sell distinctive jewellery. They have built a reputation as an award-winning jewellery retailer by delivering an unrivalled shopping experience to our discerning customers. Their carefully curated collections are inspired by the beautiful landscapes around their studio in Porthcothan Bay, Cornwall. They design and make bracelets, brooches, necklaces and other jewellery for both women and men. 

Charlotte Farmer Illustration
Charlotte Farmer is an illustrator and printmaker living & drawing in Bath and printing in Bristol. She makes hand made screen prints, cards and tea towels featuring grumpy looking animals, flocks of birds and the occasional classic biscuit all printed with sparkly gold, silver and fluro inks.

 

Jo Soar Textiles
Jo creates whimsical, one off animal characters from dry wool fleece. Each piece has bespoke handmade clothes and props to carry your imagination further into their world. These unique sculptures are then mounted on to anything from collected driftwood to old tools and books or children’s vintage building blocks.

 

Katy Pillinger Designs
Quirky textiles, illustrations, contemporary gifts and homewares inspired by nostalgia, the quirks of life and a hint of humour.

 

Lou Tonkin
Cornish artist & printmaker creating block print products from cards, enamel mugs, stationary to framed artwork.

 

Driftwood and Clay
Driftwood and Clay scour the Cornish coast, harvesting driftwood from the strandlines to combine with clay, and create hand-sculpted native birds; each one a unique piece of local sculpture.

Fabric.Paper.Scissors
Fabric.Paper.Scissors love all things retro and colourful; collecting original Mid Century materials & using them to create a bespoke, handcrafted collection of colourful, fun vintage & retro inspired homewares & gifts, including: lampshades, cushions, fabric covered journals/sketchbooks, zip pouches and pocket mirrors.

humble cottage
Humble cottage is a contemporary print based design business. Combining photography, original painting, typography and design into products for the home. Their range includes a new range of controllable led lightboxes, tiles and coasters, wooden postcards, prints and cards. A strong sense of colour runs through their work, influences from Cornish walks, words of advice and a sense of connection and community.

Minnie and Clarence
Minnie and Clarence creates happy and whimsical textile embroidered images combining new and vintage fabrics, inspired by living by the sea.

Going Loopy Crochet
Beautiful quirky, unique crochet items with a retro bohemian twist! Granny purses, hanging planters, cushions, tea cosies, blankets and much much more! Bespoke items available.

SARAHDReW jewellery
Eco-conscious statement jewellery made from found materials such as sea-glass, sea-plastic and driftwood, combined with eco-silver and eco-gold, handmade chains, local semi-precious stones and enamelled focal pieces. Sarah also sets lovely big boulder opals from Australia into chunky rings, fuses old silver and sets rusty metal to create jewellery with plenty of colour and interesting textures that weathers well.

Pop-up Studios

Luscious Lucy Cornwall
Luscious Lucy Cornwall is an artisan producer of small-batch infused spirits, flower-petal syrups, cordials and preserves inspired by the bounty of the Cornish hedgerows. The flavours are bursting with the rich botanicals of wild flowers, berries and plants and working with nature as respectfully as possible, allows their true flavours shine through. Ingredients are picked fresh from the Cornish countryside and are hand-raised, homegrown or hand-harvested from the hedgerow. No additives, just pure rich flavour. Come taste the difference!

Jessica Hewitt
Handmade contemporary silver jewellery with a floral theme and geometric edge. The addition of gemstones adds elegance to some pieces. Designs are made in two and three dimension exploring scale and pattern.

 

Anna Rennie – Artisan Silversmith
Hand crafted silverware and jewellery by local Cornish maker. The inspiration behind Anna’s work comes from nature and the rugged beauty of the Cornish coast. Anna takes pride in the fact that the work she creates in her workshop is entirely made by her hands alone. Functional yet aesthetically pleasing handcrafted vessels from bowls and vases to plates and beakers are made in silver and every silver spoon made is hand forged. The jewellery ranges Anna designs and makes echo the themes of her silverware where organic necklaces and matching earrings are prominent pieces.

 

Bilsborough & Strankalis Design
Small Workshop based in Devon, producing laser cut and engraved art, gifts and homewares including a copper and bamboo range and engraved prints.

 

Debby Mason Marine Life Etchings
Debbie is a Plymouth based printmaker specialising in etchings and mezzotints of marine life. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy and aquariums around the world. Debbie will be showing her etchings and mezzotints, framed and unframed alongside hand printed tea towels, aprons, bone china mugs and greetings cards. 

Lucktaylor Ceramics
Handbuilt Raku fired ceramics designed and made by Catherine Lucktaylor. Catherine uses ancient hand building techniques to create exquisitely crafted one of a kind pinched and coiled bowls and vessels which embody the wild beauty of the Cornish landscape. Hand rolled coils of clay are skillfully transformed into stunning vessels. The surface of the pots are burnished to a silky sheen with the use of a smooth pebble before being bisque fired. A selection of vibrant crackle glazes and slip resist techniques along with Catherine’s signature turquoise glaze create heirloom quality handcrafted ceramics you will treasure for years to come.

Andy Pearce Artist
Original framed seascapes from local artist, Andy Pearce. Mounted, framed prints and cards from original pieces.

Fashion Emporium

Rare Pear
Founded in 2015 in Devon, England. Rare Pear was born from the idea that beautifully crafted Footwear and Leather goods can be designed and made to the highest standards, whilst creating a range that is truly unique. ​A​t Rare Pear, our ethos is to design a collection of signature products, made, when possible, in England, using the very finest leathers, trims, materials and techniques. All of this, ensures that all of our products are individual, special and truly ‘Rare Pear’.

 

Blossom Clothing Cornwall
Blossom Clothing Cornwall is a small business based near Padstow in Cornwall. Their designs are relaxed, casual and stylish in natural fibres like silk and cotton, to fit women with real curves! Their passion is colour and they handpick unusual fabrics for their cotton tunics.


Juniper Bags

Juniper Bags offers a unique range of handbags, clutches, purses and make-up bags using high quality Harris Tweed wool, and cotton fabrics. All products are handmade in their workshop in North Cornwall, inspired by wonderful views over fields to the sea. They source Harris Tweed direct from the weavers in Scotland, who make only small quantities of each design and each fabric is only used in a limited number of bags, making a Juniper Bag very special indeed.

Crooked Knitwear
Crooked Knitwear is a bustling cottage industry specialising in limited edition garments and bespoke accessories with an emphasis on hand crafted. Each piece is designed and made in Megan Crook’s home studio. Megan’s fascination with colour and texture is perfectly mirrored through each stitch. Crooked Knitwear is created for women seeking unique additions to their wardrobe and who prefer to steer clear from the humdrum of high street.