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Exploring Cornwall: Cornwall Design Fair 2016

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited along to the preview of the Cornwall Design Fair 2016.

Held At Trereife House, it’s an annual exhibition of the best of contemporary crafts and design, hosting an incredible 72 designer-makers this year.

cornwall design fair 2016

I went along with my fab friend, Ginette, and I fell in love with so many of the stands. I really do recommend going along this weekend if you can. It’s open from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

If you’re not down this neck of the woods, I’ve included some photographs of my favourite pieces as well as links to where you can find the exhibitors’ work.

The first stand we went to was one of my favourites of the whole evening. I’m now infatuated with Rachel Elliott Glassworks. How gorgeous are these animals? I picked up a sheet of her rabbit stickers to decorate my bullet journal with.

Rachel Elliott Glassworks

Rachel Elliott Glassworks

Rachel Elliott Glassworks

Rachel Elliott Glassworks

Rachel Elliott Glassworks

Rachel Elliott Glassworks

Rachel Elliott Glassworks

Walking around, I was clearly drawn to certain types of products, but I also loved the attention to detail with some of the stand set-ups. I love these bobble hats from Maxine Pharoah.

Maxine Pharoah

Maxine Pharoah

Maxine Pharoah

Maxine Pharoah

I didn’t realise how much I loved glass work! There were so many beautiful products on show and I particularly loved the colourful designs by Aline Johnson Glass Design.

Aline Johnson Glass Design

Aline Johnson Glass Design

Aline Johnson Glass Design

I’m a sucker for anything with a rabbit on these days so Sam Pickard‘s work was bound to be a favourite of mine. A chap on her stand was even happy to pose for me!

Sam Pickard

And the woodland animals just kept on coming. How adorable is this print from Julia Davey Ceramics? The penguins are pretty awesome too.

Julia Davey Ceramics

Julia Davey Ceramics

Julia Davey Ceramics

Julia Davey Ceramics

Each Peach has been a favourite of mine since I first spotted her work at Outlaw a few years back. I love these bookmarks and notebooks!

Each Peach

Each Peach

Each Peach

Each Peach

One of my absolute favourite finds of the evening was these lightboxes from Humble Cottage. They come with a remote to change the colour of the light and you can swap the plates out too. I love the ‘we can be heroes’ sign – perfect for Jenson’s room! They do other awesome stuff too, like these tiles and signs. I could fill my house!

Humble Cottage

Humble Cottage

Humble Cottage

Humble Cottage

There are clear trends in whatever industry you work in, whether it’s blogging or design, and it’s always nice to see someone truly stand out. Enter House by Hazel. From her brilliantly lit logo to her bright and beautiful prints, this stand was another clear favourite. I’d love to furnish my home with her work!

House by Hazel

House by Hazel

House by Hazel

Mellybee is another favourite from the Outlaw circuit – and she’s recently undergone a makeover. I’m loving the black and gold and the little banners are perfect for Jenson’s room.

Mellybee

Mellybee

Mellybee

I really loved the simplicity of Esther Connon‘s illustrations and, in particular, her concertina books.

Esther Connon

Esther Connon

When it comes to inspiring quotes and prints, I’m a sucker for anything that says ‘never stop exploring’ (despite having never travelled) and it’s something I want to keep telling Jenson as he grows up. Jago Illustration has some great prints and mugs – a must for any traveller/explorer.

Jago Illustration

I’ve followed everyone on Instagram to keep an eye on what they’re up to next and linked up their websites above – you should totally check them out!

Etsy Makers Cornwall

Ginette mentioned the Etsy Makers Cornwall Christmas Market and I’m definitely going to pop along to that too. Can’t wait!

2 thoughts on “Exploring Cornwall: Cornwall Design Fair 2016”

  1. Lovely post about the Cornwall Design Fair, and thank you for mentioning Etsy Makers Cornwall! We have a Facebook page where we will be keeping everyone up to date with our exciting developments and plans for the Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair. I hope that you will come along to the Private View evening we have planned for Friday 2nd December, there may be rum and live music involved! Best wishes, Alison. https://www.facebook.com/makerscornwall/

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