Arts an crafts in Cornwall

Cornwall is a great place to live of visit if you're interested in Cornish arts and crafts.

Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD)

Cornwall Arts and Crafts

As a hobby I own and run The Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD), an on-line directory designed to promote our Cornish creative's.

If you are looking for unique art or handmade crafts, made right here in Cornwall, or are looking for something creative to do, please do give it a visit.

You are also welcome to promote your creative business or group - the site brings together a host of Cornish talent all together in one place.


Drawing and painting

Starteled Hare by Jayne HerbertA few years ago I decided I wanted to learn to draw and paint. I am not very good yet but I just love doing it and I am learning all the time.

I belong to several art groups now, Wesley Rock Art Group, Gillian Coopers sketchbook group, The Hayle Art Society and the Porthreath Art Group. They are all great fun with lots of talented people sharing their painting and drawing skills.

I don't seem to be able to stick to any particular medium and love trying lots of new things, although I tend to migrate back to pen and ink or pastels.

Some of my 'artwork' is on sale on various on-line stores and at Treasure, a wonderful little craft shop at the bottom end of Penzance high street. I also sometimes sell at exhibitions and craft fairs.

I mainly sell prints on products such as books and cards, which I also like to make myself.

An example of some of my art work is also available on this web site.


Wesley Rock Art Group

I belong a local art group, Wesley Rock Art Group, in Heamoor - just down the road from me.

We meet every Monday afternoon and are usually given a subject to tackle. All materials are supplied. It's a really enjoyable afternoon.


Hayle Art Society

The Hayle Art Society have two groups, a Tuesday afternoon group and a Wednesday evening group. I belong to the Tuesday afternoon group.

Most of the time we 'do our own thing' but the group also regurarly organises tutors.

The Society organise an art Exhibition in Hayle each summer, usually in Phillack Church Hall.


Penwith Textiles and Embroidery Group (PenTEG)

Penwith Textiles and Embroidery Group exhibition (PenTEG)

I've only recently joined the group and my work is very 'rustic' but i am really enjoying it.

This lovely, informal group of enthuastic ladies doing allsorts of things involving textiles. There are a lot of very talented texitle artists in the group with a wide range of styles and techniques, and everyone is willing to share their knowlege and give encouragement

The group meet on Tuesdays at St Thomas, Church Road, Heamoor, Penzance, during term time.



My greyhound art and photographs

'Clyde' by Jayne HerbertSome of my greyhound art works and photographs are now avaiable on products on-line on my Zazzle store called 'Bluedog at Ding Dong'.

You can buy items such as cards, tote bags, mugs, calendars and jigsaw puzzles with of my photographs or artwork on it.

I've sold quite a lot of my stuff overseas including America and Australia. If there is anything particular you woul like please do ask, I'll see what I can do.


Brother Scan n Cut

I now have a Brother Scan n Cut machine, which I absolutely adore, which has a electronic scapel and can cut paper, card and fabric.

I have had great fun creating my own cutting files from my normal artwork and also now my digital artwork which I create on my tablet and load into Canvas the free soft provided by Brother to convert your files to the required .fcm or .svg format the machine requires.

You can also scan, draw, cut and now even emboss with this nifty machine - the possibilities are almost endless.

Brother sewing machine

I brought a new sewing machine and am having great fun with it. I can't seem to stop making tote bags out of scraps and fiddle muffs.




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