Welcome to Treasure
Welcome to our lovely yellow shop on a beautiful corner of Penzance. We hope it inspires you, makes you smile, or encourages you to find out more information about us and our individual artists and makers whose creations we are proud to stock here. Treasure isn’t just a shop. It’s a place with heart and character. Much of that is down to the people who stock it and frequent it. We hope once visited, we are remembered for being different, inspiring and uplifting. We are DOG FRIENDLY and FAMILY FRIENDLY.
Monday to Saturday – 9.30am to 4.30pm
Sundays – CLOSED
(Open Sundays during August only 10am to 4pm)
Treasure was opened in May 2017 by Susan Fowler.
Treasure contains a great range of art, crafts, and gifts with prices to suit all pockets, ages and tastes. Dedicated to supporting local Cornish crafts people by giving them a platform to exhibit their skills to the wider general public, Treasure is stocked with goods made by over 50 makers in Cornwall. We also have a small selection of vintage items and bought in goods. If you do buy anything, you are supporting all the people who stock the shelves in Treasure, many of them local. Even small buys make a huge difference and we’re grateful for your support. Each purchase you make is supporting someone, somewhere in Cornwall, their families and their suppliers.
No commission is taken, instead makers pay a very affordable monthly fee to have their goods in the shop. We believe that all makers have their own individual style, that’s why we have several people who work with the same medium such as glass, wood etc who each put their own character into their work. We also want to encourage a supportive hub of information for the people we sell for, we feel it’s important for them to be able to carry on making a living from doing what they love and they shouldn’t just be working to pay shop rents. Their success is our success
Susan, a former lawyer who trained in Coventry, relocated to Cornwall in 2005. She has worked in law firms in Cornwall yet has for many years wanted to pursue her creative dream of becoming a fulltime artist. Now an established artist herself and having sold through outlets in Padstow, St Ives, Helston, Lostwithiel and Falmouth, her work is also showcased at Treasure where she now has her own dedicated SUSAN FOWLER FINE ART GALLERY within the shop where she releases any new original artworks (www.susanfowler.co.uk)
Susan is a pressed flower & mixed media artist. Pressed lichen which features in many of her pictures is picked from her own Cornish garden. Vintage/recycled jewellery/gems and also textiles feature in her work.