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Lucy Reynolds joins Makers Store in Hayle

I'm very happy to have joined the Makers Store recently...
Based at 5A Fore Street, Hayle in Cornwall, they host a whole range of artists and makers, selling everything from ceramics and fused glass art to jewellery and ethical skincare products.

So you can now find my greeting cards, bookmarks, postcards, tea towels, framed and unframed archival prints in the shop.

Really pleased to have found a new home for my illustrations. Do give Makers Store Copperhouse Hayle a follow to find out about all the other artists and makers they support.


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



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 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. 

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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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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

An introduction to our amazing resident artists

It's been a busy weekend so far, and here at the Terrace Gallery in Penryn we are looking forward to many more visitors in the coming week for the Open Studios Cornwall event.

Most of our guests have been surprised that anything exists beyond the gallery. The labyrinth of rooms which make up the event space and studios span all three floors of the building aren’t apparent from the front of the building but are put to good use by our residents.

Our resident artists Dave, Lee and Derek beaver away behind the scenes creating masterpieces while Sam is often found hammering away at her keyboard as she crafts her creativity in words. In COVID free times our event space is rented out privately or used for Sketch Trips courses and The Writers Collective talks.

Dave Pentin, a web developer by day, loves to get his hands dirty with pencils, paint and inks in the evenings and weekends. A design graduate of Falmouth School of Art, Dave picked up his pens and paintbrushes again after a 20-year gap and is working towards retirement enjoying experimenting with gum arabic and acrylic inks. A big supporter of beach cleans, the Cornwall Film Festival and Street Draw 24, he likes to give a little back whenever he can.

Lee Kellgren is a Cornwall-based printmaker who specialised in limited-edition etchings. After many years in Bristol as a member of Spike Print Studio, Lee now has a studio on the top floor and has recently been working in oils after a very successful course with Kerry Harding via St Ives School of Art. Inspired by the landscape around her, she has been creating layered work in muted tones that soothe and calm the onlooker.

Derek Hayes is an award-winning animator, currently teaching at Falmouth University, and an artist who likes to wrestle with the lessons of the great masters of Art. Inspired as much by the Renaissance as by Picasso he would love to settle on one technique, but inevitably is drawn to any and all ways of saying something about the clash of ancient ideas and the modern world. A fountain of knowledge, his work is playful and experimental.

Our residents will be hosting their annual exhibitionnext year  in the gallery on 20 May - 6 June 2021 - 65 The Terrace, Upper Market Street Penryn Cornwall TR10 8EH

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. 


Digital training

Digital Peninsula Network (DPN) is working in partnership with training providers throughout Cornwall to offer businesses, based in Cornwall, access to the best  training in digital subjects available. Whatever the nature of the training you require DPN will work with your business to identify and source the best training to suit your needs.

Please contact Miranda  on 01736 333700 or email for information about training.

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