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FORM ART FESTIVAL IS THIS WEEKEND! See Debs Martin Paper Cut Art Demonstration Sat 1 October 11am to 1pm.

Current Exhibition: Debbie Martin "Navigating the Coast" - Tues 27 September to Sat 15 October.

Inspire Makers is home to the work of over 50 curated contemporary Cornish artists and makers.

Welcome to musings, stories and views from the world of Cornish arts and crafts seen through the lens of Inspire Makers. The home for more insight into what makes our artists and makers tick, the place to explore crafts, and an outlet for my passion for supporting local creative businesses. So, be curious about craft, celebrate the handmade and be inspired!

A NEW VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL FOR FALMOUTH

A little something I have been working on behind the scenes, Form Art Festival Friday 30 Sept to Sunday 2 Oct 2022. FRIENDS BORNE OUT OF ADVERSITY Ann Morgan of Morgans gallery and I first met in 2020 and bonded over both coincidentally trying to refurbish Grade II listed buildings and open our new businesses…

A CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY

Christmas is a time for giving, so I'm giving a big shout out to my neighbours on Falmouth's Old High Street! FALMOUTH - A TOWN FULL OF INDEPENDENCE Did you know that the vast majority of Falmouth businesses are independent? The town is full of entrepreneurial spirit and this is exemplified in the variety found…

GIVE THE GIFT OF HANDMADE

The Christmas season is drawing near! Whether you buy handcrafted or make your own, we explore why giving the gift of handmade always means so much more. WHY BUY HANDCRAFTED? When buying something handmade from an artist or maker, you are buying more than just that particular object.... 1. It's good for the environment. Items…

SUSTAINABILITY AND CRAFTING

Do you Beach Clean? What do you do with your found treasures? THE GREAT BRITISH BEACH CLEAN This September, from the 17th to the 26th, thousands of people will take to the beach all over the UK to take part in the annual Great British Beach Clean. At Inspire Makers we champion sustainability wherever possible…

CREATIVITY AND WELLBEING

Why it’s good to spend time on exploring your creative side…. IT’S A FACT! In May 2019 BBC Arts published a piece of research, the “Great British Creativity Test” which surveyed 50,000 people about which creative activities they took part in. Researchers identified three key ways that creativity is used: as a ‘distraction tool’ to avoid…

WHY DID I DO THIS?!

One year on, I look back and reflect on the inspiration behind “Inspire Makers”. BEST LAID PLANS… Who would have known that when my husband and I decided to relocate permanently to Falmouth in 2019 that the COVID-19 pandemic was around the corner. Potentially not the best time to start a new business, but as…

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