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Free web design Cornwall

The Cornish Web Design Company are offering a free home page website layout service with no obligation to proceed with a build. You will simply get a layout to view, if your happy, then you may wish to proceed. Visit their website at for more information.

New Installation

PH Media at Roche, St Austell have recently installed Cornwall's first multilevel 3D scanner. This unique facility allows us scan oils, watercolours and textiles whilst picking up a relief of up to 8mm's. Final printed results using our large format printers give the tactile impression of the arts sense of texture, tone and colour.

Choughs Craft Shop

Lucy Reynolds' illustrated cards and prints are now stocked at Choughs in Lostwithiel.

Based at 32 Fore Street in Lostwithiel, Choughs houses a mix of hand-crafted goods, including ceramics, artwork and up-cycled furniture.

They're open 10.00 - 17.00 Monday to Saturday.

Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Visit Choughs Facebook page



New Falmouth furniture restoration and upholstery teaching studio

New Falmouth furniture restoration and upholstery teaching studioA lovely new furniture restoration and upholstery teaching studio has opened in Falmouth. 

If you've got an old tatty chair that needs some love or a half finished upholstery project that you couldn't quite finish, then bring it along to our studio. We cover traditional and modern restoration, as well as wood restoration and french polishing. You will be taught all the skills you need to turn that old piece of furniture into something treasured and admired. We also take on commissions so if you're just looking for someone to help restore your old furniture, we can help with that too.

Our little studio in the clouds is the perfect place to help kick start your creativity whilst calming the ever busy mind. All abilities are welcome so dont be shy if you've never done anything like this before, you'll be in safe hands with Polly. Polly has been teaching at The Good Life Centre in Borough in London for over 7 years now and she still continues to teach regular sold out weekend courses there.

We will be holding regular 5 day and weekend courses where you can bring your own project and also weekend courses to make a traditional footstool, where all materials and the frame are provided (these will be added to our summer calendar very soon). Courses start from £140 and include refreshments, lunch and a scrummy afternoon tea. We will be adding more artisan craft courses in the near future so please join us on social media to keep in formed. 

Facebook - pollianderVintage   Instagram -  polliander_studios   Website -



Craft traders required

We would like to invite craft sellers to come display and sell their art at our annual show.

The Redruth and District Model Flying Show is patronised by over 1,000 people over the weekend and is a family event.

We would like to introduce a craft tent to the show as part of the attraction and would like to provide space at no cost to any traders that would be interested in coming along to sell.

The event is to be held on Saturday, 1st August 2020 until Sunday, 2nd August 2020 at our Hells Mouth Flying site (Camborne Show Site), Hells Mouth Flying field, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5EF

Contact us by email at for more information

Individual art and design portfolio and careers advice

At Aspire Arts in Falmouth, we offer individual art and design portfolio and careers advice. We envisage that you will bring your portfolio to us for this session, or send an online folder of your work.

The benefit of our individual Portfolio Advice is:
* We get you interview ready
* We enable you to feel organised and focussed
* We can help with diagnosing your specialist area
* We are highly experienced Art & Design Educators
Our Portfolio Advice session includes:
* One to One portfolio discussion.
* Discussion around the nature, content and focus of  your work. 
* Consideration of the art & design processes employed in work and how this relates to application(s). 
* Encouraging reflection upon working process and idea development as an important element in building
a folder.
* The most effective way to present a portfolio for an interview.

* Advice on creating a digital portfolio.
The importance of selecting and ordering work, to best show off your skills.
* Advice sheet.

What you will need to bring :
* Sketchbooks, drawings books and journals.  
* Course work including preparatory studies.
* Any other work that you have made in addition to coursework .
* 3D work if transportable, otherwise photographs. 
* Photography / film work. 
* Garments, Costume, Samples. 
* Drawings / evidence of observation & reflection.
* The questionnaire supplied by us.

1:1 Portfolio Session 1.5 hour £65.00
1:1 Portfolio / Individual Careers Advice Session 2 hours £85.00
 1:1 Portfolio/Individual Careers Advice Session 3 hours £125.00
. Follow up sessions available at £45.00 per hour.

Contact by email on or visit our web site for more information.











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Due to Coronavirus precautions I will not be publicising any events in the event section until the crisis is over.

I don't know what has been cancelled and what hasn't.

There are a couple on this news page but please check with the organisers,

Please stay safe and think of others



Future of CACD

Please note that it is possible that the CACD web site will 'fall over' in the near future as the hosting company has been threatening to stop supporting the version of software that has been used to create the site. I will endeavour to keep it running as long as I can.

I now run the Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) purley as a hobby, and do not charge anyone. So if you have recieved such an email please delete it.

Thank you

Shop to let – short or long term

Suitable for art & craft retail, exhibitions or workshops.

23, Market Jew St., Penzance, TR8 2HR (opposite Domino’s).

Local retired Booksellers, David and Barbara Mainwaring, have medium sized empty premises at a prime site in Market Jew Street, Penzance, which is crying out for local artists to showcase and sell their work. The space is ideal for artistic display and is now available for periods of 6 weeks or more for the sale of local arts and crafts, 1-2 weeks for exhibitions or for use as a shared workshop.

You may like to take advantage of the great offer of low rates for sole or shared use (to cover business rate and costs) while the shop is on the market for a long term tenant.

If you are interested to know more please use any of the contact points to request more detail and photographs or to arrange a meet to be shown around. Visitors are beginning to arrive again now for the season so it is a great time to showcase your works - and make a few bob too.

Contact: David and Barbara Mainwaring. Tel: 01736 365921; 07800 888342  Em:

Volunteering Opportunities

The Redwing Galley in Penzance currently has a number of volunteering opportunities including coffee shop assistants, fundraiser, cleaner, technician, events organiser and graphics assistant roles. All roles are for a minimum of just 3 hrs per week.

All expenses can be reimbursed.

Contact them by phone at  01736 448402 or by email on

International export support and advice

The Department of International Trade, South West is curreuntly working with regional artists and creatives to ensure an international strategy and plan. 

This support includes workshops and 1:1 support from Intellectual property to Digital Advice and eCommerce advice. 

If you are looking to go onto a eMarketplace or selling on Etsy or other platforms and want to maximise international business then contact Dawn Musgrave for further information. 


Tara Montane workshops and demos - playing with paint and texture

Now available for painting demos and workshops for your local group. Come along and learn unique and playful ways with paint and texture that will enliven your practice. Also suitable for beginners and those who feel they can't paint or draw.

By playing with mixed media and experimenting with paint and water we can return to a child-like, freer way of working. Letting the paint do the work for you and introducing an organic element into your art, perfect for landscape artists and abstract artists. 

Visit my Facebook page for more information and contact me to book me for your group or society.


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