Not so sleepy January…


I’ve still not forgotten to write a blog yet so it must be sticking….

This month has been a busy one! In the quietness of January, when normally it’s our break and relaxing month, I’ve been up and down the country looking for new work to bring to this gorgeous place, some even as far as Northern Scotland! I’m knackered!

First I went to Exeter Giving and Living. There wasn’t much to choose from, as I only stock handmade British art and craft but I did find some lovely silver jewellery. However after ordering with them, they decided to supply somewhere else in St Ives rather than me so that’s that. Quite disappointing.

Then I ventured north, to Glasgow,to the Scottish Trade Fair. Oh it was so far to go but totally worth it! The amazing things and pieces of art I saw were so varied and full of talent. The seminars were inspiring and useful but the weather however was not as varied, useful or worth it, snow is very cold!

But regardless of the snow, which is still beautiful, I found some treasures hidden away up in Scotland!

The first one being acrylic jewellery made by the wonderful Tara from Twiggd. She creates brightly coloured unique jewellery from earrings to necklaces and brooches. Can’t wait to have her work in the gallery to brighten things up for Spring!

twiggd, st ives, cornwall, jewellery, acrylic, necklace, handmade

Sticking with bringing colour in, Tessuti Scotland, made by the lovely Fiona, are silk screen printed handmade scarves made from wool delaine and crepe de chine. I’ve ordered several styles and colourways so you’re bound to find one you like!

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Beastie Assemblage has always been a favourite of mine and I am so happy to finally have some pieces in stock! These small pieces of art are made from re purposed items such as teacups, bottles and books with intricate wire work creating beautiful scenes. Just stunning.

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Most of these pieces won’t be coming in until March but I’m so excited to have them coming in already!

Sooner than March however, I have local jeweller Deer and Shine coming in with some pieces ranging from necklaces, bracelets, to some gorgeous statement earrings. Handmade in St Just, this gold jewellery is refined and precious, you’ll want to buy it all! Keep an eye out on my Instagram for when the lovely Abi brings me some pieces in next week!

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As many locals still like to shop all year round, I want to bring what the rest of this country has to offer to them as well as Cornwall’s beautiful work. British handmade art and craft is what I love and that is what I want to share with all of you!


‘Kynance’ – Marianne Nicholls

As always, Marianne’s work is stunning, striking and simply gorgeous! This little framed board is acrylic and pastel. £220 25cmx25cm

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