Having recently met a whole bunch of fantastically talented people from Cornwall, on Etsy recently, I was inspired to do a blog post as a proud shout out to my fellow artists & artisans. :)
Now we all know that Cornwall has an amazing heritage in the Arts, some of the world's famous painters & sculpters are from this beautiful County, & it's easy to see where they get their inspiration.
Joanne Poore is an artist, photographer & jewellery designer who's work is full of vibrant & rich colour. Her shop banner states ' Art to lift your spirits & enhance your life'
(It does.. I already have some of her work on my walls :) )
Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/people/joannepoore
Jo Tubb is a very successful jewellery designer based in St Austell. Her jewellery is always so much more than just 'something to wear', it's beautiful art aswell. I have blogged about Jo's work previously as I am lucky enough to own a few pairs of earrings by her :)
Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/gemheaven
Grin Grimace & Squeak are Karen & Rich, who are a wonderful design team creating the most stunning masquerade masks & tiaras. Plenty of opportunities in West Cornwall to dress up... & I love this Peacock mask!
Ben Ellis is a photographer who gives us a glimse into how he sees the world through beautiful photographic prints. Here's how he explains his work... "Through photography I like to convey the world and how I see it. To take people on a journey to the unusual, with something altogether different from the everyday. Capturing nature's sublime beauty, whether it's beneath the surface of the water high up on a cliff top or immersed in the undergrowth.'
Esty shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/BEphotographic
Steph is a Truro based crafter with a talent for creating gorgeous everyday items. Crocheted & knitted heaven! "Stylish intricate accessories, original crochet jewelry, easy knitting and crochet patterns, soft fingerless mittens and scarves, contemporary drinks coasters..." I have my eye on these fingerless gloves for my chilly winter painting sessions!
Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/SixSkeins
There are so many more I think there will be a part 2 to this blog post... :) Thanks to those who have been featured here ! x