Cornish Makers and Artists
Inspire Makers is delighted to be able to showcase over 50 Cornish contemporary design-led artists and crafts people, with a mix of well-known makers and new talent on display.
Each artist or maker represents a different style or technique within their chosen field to highlight the vast diversity of creative expression possible through the individual application and development of skills within that discipline.
Buying handcrafted work supports small creative businesses and means you have something truly special, and often unique, to appreciate for many years to come.
FEATURED CORNISH MAKERS
- Original & Limited Edition Wall Art
- Prints & Cards
Amy Cooper Ceramics
Organic porcelain forms for subtle illumination, inspired by the world under the sea, the world under the microscope and the magic of landscapes at twilight.
Inspired by the play of geometric shapes against organic textures, Article Jewellery is the work of the owner of "Inspire Makers".
Books n Boxes
Each and every book or box Ken Futers creates has been made with love, using time honoured, traditional methods and quality materials.
Bridie Maddocks makes her handmade, wood-fired pots with the thought in mind of them being used and enjoyed, to become part of a person’s daily routine and bringing a little bit of happiness.
C Jane Jewellery
Organic shapes inspired by the tides, waves and patterns on the sand, and the leaves, petals and shadows in the hedgerows.
Colour is such an important influential part of Caroline's work, and she loves being bold with it across all her creative practices.
Ceciel van Oevelen
Contemporary statement jewellery combining the vibrant colours of acrylic with pewter, a material with traditional links to the Cornish tin mining industry.
Taking inspiration from her surroundings, Lucy captures sea views, charming cottages, and anything else that catches her eye, in the medium of fabric and thread.
Cornish Paper Cut Art
Unique paper artwork inspired by living by the sea - featuring boats, crabs, lobsters, sea charts and coastlines with rolling hills and wavy water.
Creations from the Yurt
Beautiful plant impressions created by cyanotype printing, capturing the different forms and symmetry found within the wild plants that inhabit our Cornish countryside.
Working with glass, its colour, reflections and translucent quality instantly captured Dreya’s heart. It is enigmatic; you can look at it, or through it.
Glorious Mud Ceramics
The common thread of Cressida Borrett's work is the re-purposing of obsolete objects, such as old maps, vintage lettering and old bits of lace, usually found in boot sales and charity shops.
Jess Berriman Ceramics
Jess Berriman Ceramics is a local business making beautiful porcelain jewellery, decorations, flowers, wall art and gifts inspired by the Cornish coast.
Capturing the beauty of nature, the work of Julia Mills is a timeless representation of the shapes and colours which surround us in Cornwall.
Katie Godden Green
Katie draws, sews on linen and makes lino-prints. Her prints are colourful and playful representations of Cornish life.
Lino Lord Press
Inspired by his love of Cornwall, Lino Lord Press produces quality lino prints at affordable prices to brighten up your homes and workspaces.
Limited edition woodcut prints featuring lively depictions of the animals and birds surrounding us in Cornwall, including the iconic Cornish Chough.
Lowenna Designs creates intricate, watercolour illustrations showing the beautiful treasures found on our Cornish coastline.
Pottery inspired by the strong community of outdoor swimmers seen across Penzance and the Newlyn coastline.
Lucy Loves This
Lucy Loves This is a small design studio, set up by book cover designer Lucy Stephens.
Beautiful, unique porcelain forms inspired by erosion and decay, handcrafted by Lynne Speake.
Atmospheric paintings inspired by Maggie's love affair with the wild and beautiful Cornish coast.
Mala Jewellery Design
Environmentalism is at the heart of Maria's contemporary pieces created using recycled and ethically sourced materials.
Melody Ryder Designs
Freehand machine embroidered lampshades and homewares inspired by her Cornish surroundings.
Decorative wheel thrown stoneware pottery inspired by Michelle's West Cornwall surroundings.
Local Penryn artist Mick Dobie captures the Cornish landscape in his colourful, atmospheric paintings.
Distinctive fused glass pieces combining the beauty of Cornish flowers with glass patterns inspired by rays of sunlight reflecting on the sea.
Cornish homewares inspired by the natural environment, and its rhythm of growth and renewal. Detailed gouache studies are brought to life through intricate patterns on fabric.
Polygon Bear Design
Beautiful metalwork designs, replicating some of Cornwall's most iconic locations using laser cutting technology.
Each piece of Porth Jewellery is as unique as the seaglass it contains, each with their own charm and beauty.
Potting in Penryn
Local potter, Lisa Rennocks, takes her inspiration from nature to create a range of functional items for around the home.
Rach is a self-taught ceramist, handcrafting feather-light porcelain jewellery from her tiny studio in South East Cornwall.
Hand printed lightweight aluminium jewellery with patterns derived from a textile design background.
Jewellery derived from an extended love affair with pebbles and other sea worn artefacts.
Contemporary, nature-inspired relief prints combining bold colours with a simple, figurative style.
Robyn responds to where land meets sea and where sea meets sky, capturing turbulent waters and the inconsistent, Cornish weather through her mark making.
Ceramics inspired by a sense of the fleeting and transient essence of nature seen on daily walks around beautiful West Penwith.
Sarah De Larrinaga
Sarah De Larrinaga designs and makes delicate gemstone jewellery using top quality gemstones from her home studio near Penzance.
Contemporary statement jewellery created from found objects combined with sustainable semi-precious stones, brass, eco-silver, and recycled silver pieces.
Sarah Hertzog preserves the beauty of Cornwall with her unique photographic style.
Sarah Sullivan Ceramics
Ceramics with carved lines representing tidal lines, sand and rocks on the Cornish beaches, the geology of the landscape, and the history of mark making in clay.
Inspired by coastal living, Scalet Paperie + Design’s unique range of greeting cards and wall art prints are simple and meaningful.
Sea Pink Studio
Bright and colourful, contemporary wooden bead jewellery handmade in Truro, Cornwall.
Lucy & Ben create jewellery using silver, gold and enamel to capture the natural world around them.
Single Fin Collective
Single Fin Collective work digitally, and with watercolours, screenprinting and photographic techniques, to create striking sea themed artwork.
Smartie Lids on the Beach
Quirky artwork created from plastic collected from our beautiful Cornish beaches by Michelle Costello.
Collages of landscapes and the sea, using layers of texture and colour in response to the rapidly changing weather and seasons of Cornwall.
Suzanne Barr Design
Suzanne Barr creates silver jewellery and fused glass, inspired by the Cornish coast of St Austell Bay, near where she lives.
Using traditional Japanese techniques and firing processes, Suzanne Langstaff creates unique, organic vessels.
Table 30 Three
Handcrafted sustainable Jesmonite homeware and lifestyle products by independent maker Chloe Sherwin.
Sterling silver jewellery made using the "lost wax" technique, where designs are hand carved in wax blocks and then cast in silver.
The Hide Studio
Functional wooden homeware crafted from locally sourced wood from sustainably managed woodland and driftwood from local beaches.
Washed and Found
Viki was compelled to make something beautiful out of waste sea plastic found on beaches in Cornwall and North Devon.
Vibrant, textured mixed media art influenced by observing the light, layers and colours of Cornwall.
Wild Origin creates minimalist leather products in their coastal Cornish studio, with an emphasis on reducing environmental impact.
Wusabi Furniture produces contemporary, bespoke handmade products to occupy your home or workspace.
Zaleika brings together geometric forms and soft curves to create elegant minimal designs.
Inspired by the rugged, tactile nature of the Cornish coastline, Zoe uses contrasting textures and a combination of gold and silver.