Links

Here are details of some websites that we think you may like.

Art and artists

Freya Laughton is a versatile artist whose work we love.

Vivien Prideaux is a textile artist with a particular love of indigo and other natural dyes.

Deborah Prosser makes raw-fired earthenware and colourful glazed domestic ware.

Amanda Richardson is a painter and textile artist. Her work reflects a particular fascination with plants as they grow, both in gardens and their native environment, and with rock shaped by wind and water.

Jack Trowbridge creates lettering in stone, slate, wood, copper and bronze, and jewellery in silver and gold.

artcornwall is an online journal for art, artists and galleries compiled and edited in Cornwall.

Art schools

Newlyn School of Art provides inspiring courses in painting, drawing, stone carving and printmaking, taught by many of the best known artists working in Cornwall today.

At the St Ives School of Painting, you can study in the historic Porthmeor studios.

Book conservation

PZ Conservation provides training opportunities for conservator-restorers and archivists and raises awareness of the role of conservation-restoration in the preservation of cultural heritage.

Food

Try Liz Woods’ Feasts and Festivals blog for a year and more of festivals old and new, and the foods and words associated with them.

For the loaf of your life, look no further than Hope’s Bread, and for farm produce, Chyvarloe Farm.

Farmers’ markets are great places for a chat, as well as for excellent local produce. Markets are held in west Cornwall at Pendeen, Penzance, Helston, Sennen and St Ives, among other places.

Find out about some of the finest food producers and online suppliers in Cornwall at Food from Cornwall.

Galleries

Penzance is home to Penlee House Gallery & Museum – the only Cornish public gallery specializing in the Newlyn School.

Of the many galleries in St Ives, the oldest is the New Craftsman.

On the edge of the Penwith moors, in the far west of Cornwall, is the Yew Tree Gallery.

Garden

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, near Penzance, opened in 2012. A beautiful sheltered valley offers woods, a stream, and dramatic vistas – the perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting and art installations.

Library

The Morrab Library is a large, independent library in Penzance, founded in 1818. In addition to more than 40,000 volumes, it has 3,000 Napoleonic memorabilia, and an extensive photographic collection relating to West Cornwall.

Photographers

For photographs of Cornwall and beyond see cristofa photographs.

For photography, video and more… see Kim Laughton. His latest book is Shanghai Right Now.

Walking

The South West Coast Path Association aims to help walkers to get the best out of the Path.

 

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