The Craft Kiln at The Old Workshop, Charlestown is a showcase for Cornish Crafts where you can meet the makers and purchase a unique, handmade gift. Amongst the hand-made products on sale you will find wood-ware, wire sculpture, textile goods, jewellery, prints, cards, pictures, felt work, ceramics, home-ware, decorative bunting, glass, soaps and skincare products. Meet our makers below...
My artwork is inspired by my Cornish upbringing and the love of my surroundings in which I live, the coastline, sea and beaches.
I make a mixture of air drying clay framed pictures, boxes and key holders, alongside earthenware ceramic vases, bowls, coasters, lamps and curves.
All pieces of work are hand built so every piece is unique and individual. They are then hand-painted with vibrant, cheerful colours.
I am a woodturner and craftsman using predominantly native timber and sometimes reclaimed exotics to make a wide range of products and artistic forms.
When asked what sort of things do I make I tend to come to the conclusion of anything but large pieces of furniture. If there is something you would like that isn’t in the Craft Kiln or would like something more personalised feel free to get in touch and we can go from there.
One constant to all my work is a desire to maintain a good standard of finish with an eye for detail, and if the item has a use then the design and the feel of the piece during use is key.
Soaps & skincare
Handmade soaps and skincare products. Sapooni’s range includes hand creams, body lotions, scrubs, shampoo bars, bath salts and a range of giftsets, as well as dog pampering products.
Blue Freedom Glass
Fused Glass artwork, handmade in Cornwall. All of my glass works are individually designed and made by hand, either at my home in Mevagissey or just down the road at my office/studio in Pentewan. Most of my designs are inspired by Cornwall in some way – its countryside and sea, its history, its mystical past and present, its people, customs and ever changing life.
The glass and copper used to create each piece is all cut by me and each piece is individually made – no staff, mass production or factory piskies are employed here!
Jim is a designer/maker based in Camborne who specialises in bespoke woodwork, laser cutting and engraving, from furniture to jewellery boxes, bookmarks to keyrings…anything is possible with a little Jimagination!
Carolin Hanelt Ceramics
Gorgeous handmade mugs, jugs, vases, bowls and planters.
Gerty Myrtle and Me
Cornish cottages and boats handmade from reclaimed wood, Cornish slate and locally collected driftwood.
Handmade in Cornwall by Trudy Luscombe and Sharon Beckett. Commissions taken.
Designer bags made from repurposed tack.
Within a small workshop in the Cornish countryside I hand-make leather goods. Many of my creations are inspired by and use preloved equestrian apparel. This leather has often had years of love and use, and now at the end of one life has a new life in my individually designed items. No two are the same.
I use a mixture of hand stitching and machine stitching techniques to ensure you get a quality produce, designed to last and look gorgeous at the same time!
I can create bespoke items to your specifications, using your tack, a selection of my own, or any other leather you fancy. Please get in touch with your ideas!
Resin 2 Art
Resin artwork with a focus on seascapes and Cornish views.
Sea Glass Crafts
Handmade gifts made with Cornish sea glass.
Handmade wire sculpture. Daniel’s work includes coastal creatures such as crabs and starfish, beautifully sculpted roses and seasonal pieces such as reindeer and robins.
Cornish Beach Hut Crafts
Dishwasher-safe, hand-painted glassware, including wine and gin glasses, tumblers, candle holders and vases. All the glasses are dishwasher-safe and the designs are inspired by
Flower Faeries Bella
Handmade needle-felted creations
Cornish Flower Fairies
Pressed flower artwork by Wendy Sayers
Brett & Leni
We are Brett and Leni, a small team that love to create and make in the south west of Cornwall.
Lucy Reynolds Illustration
I like to work with traditional media such as watercolours to create quirky, colourful illustrations and animal characters. My range includes sneaky seagulls, skiing sprouts, and a series of to-do list cards that let you tick off fun tasks for various occasions, e.g. ‘scoff some cake’ and ‘dance the night away’ on your Birthday.
Redruth based ceramicist creating Raku fired work including mackerel, Cornish pilchards, sprats, mussel shells and starfish.
Wild Cliff Jewellery
My jewellery is handmade using silver, silver clay, sea glass and beads.
Each item is individually made and, even when I try, no two pieces are ever exactly the same.
Cornish Gonks, cushions and knitwear
Trenit’s Cornish Engine Houses
Model Engine Houses
Hand-crafted model engine houses and lighthouses.
Handmade Cornish Clotted Cream fudge in a variety of natural flavours, made with all natural ingredients and with locally sourced ingredients where possible. Cooked up in small batches near the sea, take a taste of Cornwall home with you today. All of my packaging is compostable at home.
Caroline Michelle Textile Art
A local Textile Artist specialising in the art of freemotion embroidery and appliqué. Caroline is inspired by the natural environment and in particular the beautifully wild and rugged coastline of Cornwall. She produces delightful handmade Textile Art items with the emphasis on texture and colour, perfect for both you and your home.
Driftwood sailing boats
Dominique is a maker of decorative sailing boats using locally collected Cornish driftwood. She uses recycled fabric for the sails where possible. Every piece is unique.
She also enjoys a wide range of other art and crafts including oil and watercolour painting, jewellery, hand bags as well as lamps and mirrors decorated with local driftwood.
Personalised sailing boats can be requested. You can contact Dominique at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kernow Bee
Meet The Gullies
“There’s a fishing town called Padstow,
with a harbour by the sea,
but watch out for The Gullies,
as they’ll be after ee”
Oyster Hill Art
Paintings including miniatures and pebble art featuring the Cornish coast.
Inspired by the coastline, flora and fauna of Cornwall, Stephanie creates one-off pieces of jewellery. She makes us of pre-loved, broken vintage jewellery and sea glass to create wearable pieces that can be loved again.