WHAT TO SEE AND DO in cornwall
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Buying ARTS & CRAFTS
Adrian Brough Pottery, THE OLD FARMHOUSE POTTERY, FORE STREET, UNY Lelant TR26 3JP
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 TR26 2DS
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.
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ANN THOMAS, TRURO
Ann is a maker of contemporary objects working with materials of sharp contrast, fine porcelain, peaty black stoneware. Forms are thrown, cut, torn and riveted touched with gold leaf and vermillion. Her work is informed by uncompromising attention to detail and craftsmanship, influenced equally by the quiet, still, Japanese aesthetic and a deep engagement with the Australian landscape.
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Beside The Wave, 8-10 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JA
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Circle Contemporary, Hawksfield A39, Wadebridge PL27 7LR
If you are seeking works of contemporary art then a visit to this attractive, bright space will enlighten your day. The proprietors wish to provide work that is visually acute, thoughtful and beautiful. Only You can judge that. Whatever, I am sure these pieces will invite conversation and oppinons. Failing that you can head to Strong Adolfos for a strong coffee and some sustenance. Open M-Sa 10-4.
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Cornwall Contemporary, 1 Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU
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.
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Falmouth Pottery, Webber Street, FALMOUTH TR11 3AU
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.
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Guild Of Ten, 19 Old Bridge Street, Truro TR1 2AH
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
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Helen Feiler Gallery, 54 The Strand, Newlyn TR18 5HW
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.
01736 330796 helenfeilergallery.com Photography & Images Supplied By Subject
Helland Bridge Pottery, BODMIN PL30 4QR
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.
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Kestle Barton, Manaccan, HELSTON TR12 6HU
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.
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Lander Gallery, Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2LQ
Spacious open gallery displays - C19 and C20 Cornish masters to contemporary fine art and crafts. Open by appointment only.
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Leach Pottery, Upper Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE
Founded by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada 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.
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Lemon Street Gallery, Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2LS
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.
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Lighthouse Gallery, 54-55 Causeway Head, Penzance TR18 2SS
Light, fresh and friendly gallery featuring a fine selection of artists. Open M-Sa 10-5.
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Market House Gallery, The Square, Marazion TR17 0AR
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.
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Mid-Cornwall Galleries, St Blazey Gate PL24 2EF
A fabulously successful little gallery showcasing new collections of paintings, ceramics, blown glass, sculptures and jewellery. Open M-Sa 10-5.
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New Gallery, 5 The Square, Portscatho TR2 5HW
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.
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Penwith Gallery, Back Rd West, St Ives TR26 1NL
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.
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Porthilly Gallery, Rock, WADEBRIDGE PL27 6JX
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!
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Prindl Pottery, LANHYDROCK, BODMIN PL30 5AE
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.
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St Ives Ceramics, 1 Fish StREET, ST IVES TR26 1LT
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
Tom Holland Gallery,
29 Higher Market Street, Penryn TR10 8JL
Tom's style is his own. A naive style of painting and understanding of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly landscape interpreted in sequences of many colours often led with an intense blue sky and sea. His many visits to Bryher have endeared him to those who are also drawn to this spec on the map. He takes commissions and will gladly discuss your wishes.
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Trelowarren Gallery, MAWGAN-IN-MENEAGE, HELSTON TR12 6AF
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 TR19 6RD
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.
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Waves Surf Art Gallery, Commercial Road, Porthleven TR13 9JD
Imagine yourself within a Barrel (mind blowing) for apparently all you remember is the silence; in canvas and acrylic print form.
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Xtrospective/FANNIE & FOX, 14 Lower Market Street, Penryn TR10 8BG
An inspiring, hospitable gallery with an eclectic mix of arts and crafts (paintings, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, knitwear) that has joined forces with Fannie & Fox, a co-operative of artists who provide a panoply of good-value gifts. Open M-Sa from 10.