WHAT TO SEE AND DO in cornwall

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Adrian Brough Pottery, 5 Tyringham Place, Lelant

Beautifully decorated pots of marine life using ceramic styles from Portugal and Korea. B&B and residential courses. Open M-F 9-5, W/Es by appoint. 

01736 755515 adrianbroughpottery.co.uk     Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Anima-Mundi, Street-an-Pol, St Ives

Considered by its Peers to be the leading, experimental and contemporary gallery, with paintings, ceramics and installations on three storeys. Regular Exhibitionss. Open M-Sa 10-5. 

01736 793121   anima-mundi.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Beside The Wave, 8-10 Arwenack Street, Falmouth

Falmouth's finest and established in 1989 to provide an outlet for Cornwall’s leading contemporary artists and craftsmen. Open M-Sa 10-5, Su 11.30-4. 

01326 211132   beside-the-wave.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject



Chloe Tinsley, Krowji, West Park, Redruth TR15 3AJ

Bright, colourful and joyous, Chloë’s work puts the Wild into landscape painting.   Chloë Tinsley an artist working determinedly  ‘en plein air’ in Cornwall, is to be found on this coast path, palette knives plyng and scraping giant sheets of loose canvas with her ever distinctive style.   Like an overalled magician, she picks up those breathtaking moments where the light turns to fire and the trees whisper secrets centuries old: and translates them into these artworks that hum and buzz off the canvas, changing as you drink them in like those scenes that sit before her. To be contacted via: chloegallery.co.uk or chloe@chloegallery.co.uk 



Cornwall Contemporary, 1 Parade Street, Penzance

One of the leading galleries in the South-West managed by Sara Britain who has had a long and active interest in the Cornish art scene. Make sure you keep abreast of their ever-changing exhibitions. Open M-Sa 10-5. 

01736 874749   cornwallcontemporary.com  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Falmouth Pottery, Webber Street. 

With clay from St Agnes, a glaze of feldspar (Cornish stone and ash) and French charm, you have a centre of craftsmanship and joie de vivre (pots). Open M-Sa 11-5.

01326 211663   michelfrancois.com  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject



Guild Of Ten, 19 Old Bridge Street, Truro

Co-operative of craftsmen and women living in Cornwall. They seek to produce workmanship of the highest quality: knitwear, designer clothing, glass blowing, ceramics etc. Open M-Sa 10-5.30 

01872 274681   guildof10.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Helen Feiler Gallery, 54 The Strand, Newlyn

Helen’s a painter, print-maker and jeweller. She uses the lost-wax technique and her jewels are microcosms of the natural world. Open W Th & F 11-5.

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Helland Bridge Pottery

Riverside home and studio of Paul and Rosie Jackson. A wide range of stunningly decorated hand-made pottery and garden sculpture. Fabulous water gardens. Open any time, but advised to call first.

01208 75240   paul-jackson.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Kestle Barton, Manaccan

This is a community-based arts centre with ever-changing exhibitions; painting, sculpture, ceramics, and events, all set within an ancient Cornish farmstead. Fabulous garden. Circular walk to Helford. Open late Mar to early Nov Tu-Sa 10.30-5.

01326 2318111   kestlebarton.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Lander Gallery, Lemon Street, Truro

Spacious open gallery displays - C19 and C20 Cornish masters to contemporary fine art and crafts. Coffee shop. Open M-Sa 9-5.30.

01872 275578   landergallery.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Leach Pottery, Upper Stennack, St Ives

Founded by Bernard Leach in 1920. Ceramics by Janet Leach, Trevor Corser and Joanna Wason. Open daily, all year from 10, Su from 11, Mar- Oct M-Sa 10-5. 

01736 799703    leachpottery.com  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Lemon Street Gallery, Lemon Street, Truro

Quality gallery whose aim is to introduce the British Art Scene to Cornwall. Modern, contemporary art and ceramics. Sculpture Garden. Open M-Sa 10.30-5.30. 

01872 275757   lemonstreetgallery.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject



Lighthouse Gallery, 54-55 Causeway Head, Penzance

Light, fresh and friendly gallery featuring a fine selection of artists. Open M-Sa 10-5. 

01736 350555   lighthouse-gallery.com  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Market House Gallery, The Square, Marazion

One of Cornwall’s finest, and the largest gallery in the village, specialises in C20 Cornish artists and holds 6-exhibitions each year, of both one-person and group shows. Sculpture, glass and ceramics are also displayed. Open daily. 

01736 710252   markethousegallery.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Mid-Cornwall Galleries, St Blazey Gate

A fabulously successful little gallery showcasing new collections of paintings, ceramics, blown glass, sculptures and jewellery. Open M-Sa 10-5. 

01726 812131   midcornwallgalleries.com  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


New Gallery, 5 The Square, Portscatho

This gallery is the brainchild of Chris Insoll and has ben described as The Cornish Art Colony. It represents established West Country artists, and is a treasure trove of unexpected pleasures. Open Th, F & Sa 10-12.30, 2-5. 

01872 580445 chrisinsoll.com  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Penwith Gallery, Back Rd West, St Ives

This is a fabulous work space and home of the Penwith Society of Arts who hold continuous exhibitions of paintings, sculpture and ceramics. Shop. Open M-Sa 10-5.30.

 01736 795579 penwithgallery.com  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Porthilly Gallery, Rock

Jethro Jackson's gallery may well inspire you to paint and perhaps take home a signature of Cornwall’s landscape. Open daily in season. Don’t miss the cute Church - an idyll for all those wishing to wed a sweet heart!

01208 863844   porthillygallery.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Prindl Pottery

Japanese inspired pots; some are of enormous size and originality, others are simply shaped in stoneware or porcelain. A visit will endear you to these splendid pots. Open M-F 10-5. 

01208 269493   prindlpottery.co.uk   Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


St Ives Ceramics, Fish St

Collections of high quality ceramics. Work by John Bedding, Clive Bowen, Bernard Leach and Japanese artists from Mashiko. Open daily 10-5. 

01736 794930    st-ives-ceramics.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Trelowarren Gallery

Original home of the Cornwall Crafts Association; with fellow gallery at Trelissick holds members and touring exhibitions. Education Projects. Open daily 10.30- 5.30 Mar-Oct. 

01326 221567   cornwallcrafts.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Tyler Gallery, 12 Brook Street, Mousehole

Established by Newlyn born potter Essex Tyler who specialises in ornamental raku pottery. The gallery also displays an impressive collection of Cornish paintings and jewellery . Open daily 10.30-5.

01736 731109   essextyler.com  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Waves Surf Art Gallery, Commercial Road, Porthleven

Imagine yourself within a Barrel (mind blowing) for apparently all you remember is the silence; in canvas and acrylic print form. 

01362 368369 wavesgallery.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject


Xtrospective, 14 Lower Market Street, Penryn

An inspiring, hospitable gallery with an eclectic mix of arts and crafts (paintings, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, knitwear) that has joined forces with Fanny & Fox, a co-operative of artists. Open M-Sa from 10.

01326 377655   xtrospective.co.uk  Photography & Images Supplied By Subject