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

 

The shop is closed in January for our winter break. Reopening February 2023.

 

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Cornish Art and Contemporary Crafts Blog

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!

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE OF THINGS TO DO IN FALMOUTH

Falmouth, Cornwall is the chosen town for a melting pot of creatives, entrepreneurs, surfers, sailors and many more. Located on the south coast of Cornwall, the seaside town of Falmouth is vibrant all year round, thanks to Falmouth University, and a fantastic festival schedule, not to mention the many independent shop owners who keep things…

WHAT TO DO IN FALMOUTH THIS CHRISTMAS?

Christmas is a time for giving, so we’re giving a shout out to our wonderful neighbours on Falmouth’s Old High Street. A GUIDE TO INDEPENDENT SHOPPING IN FALMOUTH 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 of…

WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE A HANDCRAFTED OR HANDMADE GIFT THIS YEAR

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 A HANDCRAFTED GIFT? When buying something handmade by an artist or maker, you are buying more than just that particular gift or item you are also…

A NEW VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL IN FALMOUTH

A little something I have been working on behind the scenes, Form Art Festival Friday 30 Sept to Sunday 2 Oct 2022. FRIENDS BORN 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…

WHY SUSTAINABILITY IS IMPORTANT IN 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…

EXPLORING CREATIVITY TO IMPROVE YOUR 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…

HOW INSPIRE MAKERS STARTED

One year on, I look back and reflect on the inspiration behind “Inspire Makers”. THE 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…

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