If you go down to the Guildhall in St Ives this weekend, you’re in for a festive treat. Etsy Made Local St Ives* kicked off tonight and will play host to a range of Cornish creatives until the end of the week.
If you’re not in Cornwall this weekend, never fear. I’ve linked up all of these fab businesses’ Etsy pages, along with some previews of their incredible products. Happy shopping!
Alison Bick‘s popular surf art is a staple of the Cornish craft market circuit.
Amy Cooper Ceramics is home to bespoke, handmade porcelain lighting.
Beth Garnett is a mixed media artist.
Clara has expanded since last year to include children’s clothing in their wide range. I still adore the sewing kits and the new star wands and pencils. Keep an eye on my 12 Days of Christmas giveaways (1-12 December) to be in with a chance of winning a Christmas activity kit.
Cornish Skin Food creates 100% natural products.
Cornwall’s Chocolate Cove produces handcrafted vegan, gluten and soya free chocolate.
Emporium Illumination specialises in bespoke, handmade lighting.
Glass By Bryony creates stained glass.
Going Loopy creates unique accessories and home decor. Perfect if you’re looking for colourful and glittery Christmas decs.
Hidden England showcases (original) photos of the unexpected, from Newquay to New York.
Humble Cottage transfers prints to tiles, coasters, lightboxes, cards and more.
Alright My Bird creates handmade collectible ceramics.
I particularly love the polar bear brooches – something of a theme for this year.
Juniper Bags are handmade bags and purses.
Katy Pillinger is one of my favourite illustrators. I always pick up something from her stall and bought some cards this time.
Lamorna Gore Ceramics creates beautiful products with vibrant precious metal lustres.
Lizzie-May is another favourite illustrator. I couldn’t resist her Badass Women products.
Lucktaylor Ceramics hand crafts Raku-fired ceramics, evoking the magic of the Cornish landscape.
Natalie Toms is a wildlife artist.
Particle Press creates nature-inspired homewares and gifts.
Sally’s Shed takes items which are no longer loved and turns them into something beautiful. Look out for a giveaway as part of my 12 Days of Christmas series.
Saponista is another favourite. I love these artisan soaps and gift sets.
Sarah Drew Jewellery is made from recycled materials.
Sea Pink Studio stocks handcrafted wooden bead necklaces.
Sharon McSwiney creates stunning metalwork and jewellery.
Stuff Made From Things creates bohemian and geometric jewellery for strong women.
The Cornish Artisan sells handcrafted herbal teas and natural luxury skin care products.
The Nature of Paper creates beautiful and intricate paper goods.
Tide Flowers is an eco-florist.
Tumbisha experiments with textiles through African print.
Wading Bird makes leather and textile goods.
Windswept Girlie is a favourite from last year. I love the quirky kits, particularly the mermaid tea towel/cushion.
There you have it. So many reasons to shop Cornish this Christmas. Which Cornish creative is your favourite?
*I was given a lovely bag of goodies, also given to their volunteers, as thanks for coming along to the event.