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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.
New Etsy shop
I've recently launched my first Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/jayneherbertart
I'm just selling downloadable products there at the moment, including a marine printable colouring book, some 2018/19 greyhound calendars and planners plus a selection of pretty background papers for you to be creative with.
Please do visit and let me know what you think.
I'm also now selling the printed colouring books, acrylic pours and home printed note books at Treasure, a wonderful little craft and vintage shop in Penzance, along with a selction of home printed and original note books and some original acrylic pours.
Jayne - www.jayne-herbert.co.uk/jzh-art
New book,Â 'Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide, by Alphonso Dunn, covers the essential aspects of pen and ink drawing and more.
It explores basic materials and instruments; fundamental properties of strokes and pen control; key elements of shading; and indispensable techniques for creating vibrant textures.
As a bonus, a chapter is devoted to what the author refers to as, the secret Line of Balance. This book is not just written to instruct but also to intrigue and inspire enthusiasts of pen and ink drawing.
You can also see the authors YouTube video tutorials on his YouTube channel.
Creative workshops at The Goosebarn Seworgan
A new intimate space hosting a series of collaborative creative workshops over the coming months at The Goosebarn, Seworgan. If you would like to host a workshop or are interested in natural dyes, print techniques, wool work, or finding out more you can find The Goosebarn on Facebook or meetup or please contact Alice Rollinson for more information.
Come along to our spacious, net-loft Hall, bring your own crafting and creative projects and use the beautiful space, alone or with friends, Thursdays 12-3pm throughout summer, at the Solomon Browne Hall, Duck Street Mousehole, TR19 6QW 01736 731040
Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pens are versatile nylon-tipped brush pens from Pentel which allowsyou to fill the barrel with any water-soluble medium (water-soluble inks, watercolours or gouache) to use for lettering or painting.
Alternatively, you can just use plain old water, and pick up watercolour or gouache colour from your palette to create great wash effects.
You can control the density of colour by squeezing on the barrel of the Pentel brush pen to make the brush wetter or drier.It's also an ideal companion for the watercolour pencil artist. Using a water filled barrel you can create imaginative blends and washes with your watercolour pencils.
They really are great fun.
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 readyâ€¨* We enable you to feel organised and focussedâ€¨* We can help with diagnosing your specialist areaâ€¨* We are highly experienced Art & Design Educators
Our Portfolio Advice session includes:â€¨* One to One portfolio discussion.â€¨* Discussion around the nature, content and focus of your work. â€¨* Consideration of the art & design processes employed in work and how this relates to application(s). â€¨* Encouraging reflection upon working process and idea development as an important element in buildingâ€¨a folder.â€¨* The most effective way to present a portfolio for an interview.
â€¨* Advice on creating a digital portfolio.
The importance of selecting and ordering work, to best show off your skills.â€¨* Advice sheet.â€¨â€¨What you will need to bring :â€¨* Sketchbooks, drawings books and journals. â€¨* Course work including preparatory studies.â€¨* Any other work that you have made in addition to coursework .â€¨* 3D work if transportable, otherwise photographs. â€¨* Photography / film work. â€¨* Garments, Costume, Samples. â€¨* Drawings / evidence of observation & reflection.â€¨* The questionnaire supplied by us.
â€¨â€¨Costsâ€¨1:1 Portfolio Session 1.5 hour £65.00â€¨1:1 Portfolio / Individual Careers Advice Session 2 hours £85.00â€¨ 1:1 Portfolio/Individual Careers Advice Session 3 hours £125.00â€¨. Follow up sessions available at £45.00 per hour.
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.
Free entry to Penlee Gallery for local residents
A new scheme at Penlee House Gallery and Museum will extend free entry from Saturdays to throughout the week for local residents. The highly acclaimed gallery, which is owned and operated by Penzance Town Council, was nominated as the sixth best ‘hidden treasure’ in a national Sunday newspaper poll and has a world famous collection of paintings by the Newlyn School artists.
The Penzance Pass scheme is aimed at residents of Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole who already support the running of the gallery through payment of the local precept. Anyone living within this area can collect their free Penzance Pass card from Penlee House Gallery and Museum or the Town Clerk’s Offices on Alverton Street, providing they bring proof of their address with them.
Director of Penlee Louise Connell says, ‘The galleries get very crowded on Saturdays, so this scheme gives local people the chance to visit for free during the week when it’s quieter, or just pop in for short visits whenever they like. We are hoping to see many more local people of all ages visiting Penlee as a result of the launch of the Penzance Pass.’
The standard entry price for visitors not qualifying for a Penzance Pass is £4.50 or £3.00 concessions, including 60 plus. Children under 18 are free. Please note that Saturdays will no longer offer free admission for non-local residents. Visitors from outside the local area can still gain free admission if they join the Friends of Penlee House for an annual membership fee of £14 a year, or for £21 for two people living at the same address.
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Future of CACD
Please note that it is possible that the CACD web site will 'fall over' in November 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.
Space available to rent in art and craft gallery
A rare opportunity to be part of a gallery without the gallery taking 50% of your sales.
Beautiful old cow shed turned into lovely and light airy Gallery in the heart of Perranuthnoe village. Space available to rent all year around. Cost will change depending on amount of artists/crafters involved and space used.
At the moment its about £60- £100 a month. I would like members to work a day a week if they can, or once every 2 weeks. I'm particularly interested in people making ceramics, fused glass, felted work, wood turning or carving.
We already have photography, painting and jewellery but am willing to see other artists/jewellers work as can be very different from one another and maybe not create unnecessary competition.
Visit our Facebook page TheGalleryOfClareMason/
Please call me for more details. Clare Mason 07957448880 Gallery 01736 448411.
The Finishing Touch Gallery, Lynfield Farm Studios, Perran Lane, Perranuthnoe, Cornwall TR20 9NZ
New event - art fair at Lostwithiel
After searching online for art fairs/markets to showcase my mixed media art in Cornwall, I discovered that these are very few and far between.
There are tonnes of craft markets, but nothing specifically for art and mixed media.
Cornwall has a huge population of artists, whether they are students or experienced and professional in their field and on speaking to a lot of them have found they are having great difficulty in finding outlets to sell their art.
Galleries charge high commissions and can be a bit fussy in their requirements and craft fairs don't really work because having a space next to the cakes or veg stall can be very detrimental for the person selling their art, so I cannot understand why there are not more events like this specifically for art e.g. art fairs and markets.
It is hoped it will be a success for both traders and buyers and that it will be a tri-annual event.
The first event will be on 7th October 2018 at Lostwithiel Community Centre.
You do not need to be an experienced trader or have held exhibitions. All artists welcome. This is a rare opportunity to showcase your work inexpensively in a popular venue.
Only £15 a table/space. You are not limited to just one table.
How many do you need? Tables are supplied, but you will need to bring your own displays e.g. easels, grid walls.
There is WiFi for those with card machines.
Closing date for entries Friday, 5 October.
I am still looking for artists who would like to join the fair and would ask that they contact me in the first instance: Tracey Platt Melodictraceybaby@yahoo.co.uk or 07896 568651
Local artist raises Â£1,400 in 48 hours for brand new 'Maritime Chess'
A local artist has created a 3D-Printed 'Maritime Chess' which has received over £1,400 from public backers in just two days.
Adella - The Game of Crimps has been over three years in the making and has become commercially available after an exhibition and launch at Newlyn's art gallery on Monday. During the exhibition a kick-starter campaign was launched online inviting backers to donate. In return they would receive various pieces ranging from a small vessel or poster, to a complete set of the wood stained game.
Mr Ben Reader, who grew up in Penzance, has cited his childhood surroundings as his core inspiration for the maritime game: "Wether it was swimming in Penzance, Tombstoning in Mousehole or basking on Pedn Vounder, I was always surrounded and fascinated by the sea, it felt natural to combine that with my love of board games and passion for art."
After completing his degree in busy London, Reader yearned to be surrounded by the sea once more and chose to attend an Artist Residence in Porto, Portugal. There, Reader met a fellow artist who would join him in his quest to complete Crimps. Mrs Ana Kennerly was instantly captivated by the idea of Crimps after visiting the county that was the early inspiration of Crimps - Cornwall. Kennerly noted that she: "could understand that the sea meant a lot to the people of Cornwall, almost on a spiritual level. I am certain that a board game like crimps will be very popular here."
The two artists have shown that substance as well as style can be achieved when creating a board game. They combined state of the art technology with ancient knowledge to achieve a stunning shape that unfolds to neatly reveal the game and pieces within.
For more pictures of Crimps and more information on the artists and the kick-starter campaign visit http://www.artistoftheyearaward.com
A Building for Arts and Craft in Truro
I recently paid a visit to Truro City Council offices to complain about the lack of a building in the town centre for all Arts, Craft and other societies to show their work. I was told that they were thinking of making a building available on the outskirts of Truro. I don't know how you feel but we need a building in the CENTRE of town on the ground floor with a really large footfall to show off the wonderful variety of art and crafts in Cornwall and where better to do this than in our Capital - Truro.
I know that buildings in the centre of town have really expensive rates and rent but surely Cornwall County Council could allow us ONE building for the people to show the wonderful work we create!!
The memorial hall in Padstow is a hive of activity and it is difficult to get a reservation there but surely Truro could have one building run on that basis for the people and have low rates and rental to accommodate our art.
I was told that the more people who contacted them - the more notice would be taken of the situation so would like to ask those of you who see this as something worth fighting for to also spread the word and write to those in authority.
I have emailed the Truro Mayor, the Truro City Council and Cornwall County Council and all members of my art society. I would be grateful if any of you could help.
Spaces available at St Ives weekly art and craft fayre
Spaces are now available at St Ives weekly art and craft fayre Fri- Mon .
Our gallery and boutique standard craft fayre set in lovely light and airy space near Porthgwidden car park and beach in St.Ives. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10-5pm.
I already have art, jewellery, paintings, soft furnishings, knitted baby clothes and hats with mitts, some wooden bowls and small selection of ceramics and fused glass. I'm looking for more ceramics, glass art, wood work, silkscreen printing scarves/textiles/felting and anything else different and handmade in Cornwall. Please do not apply if you make jewellery/art or photography.
I provide a 6ft x 2ft table and chairs and electric point if needed. Cost is £15 per day with slight reduction if you book more than 2 days in advance
Please contact me via email and include photos of your work for consideration Booking is essential.
Many Thanks Clare Mason email@example.com 07957 448880