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Meet The Artists

Susan Fowler

Susan is a leading UK contemporary pressed flower and mixed media artist. Her gallery SUSAN FOWLER FINE ART GALLERY is based inside Treasure. Susan’s work is inspired by Cornwall and it’s coastline. Her time spent kayaking on the coast inspired her interest in the shapes and colours visible in the sea and sky.

She selects flora from her Cornish garden and windswept local seaweed which she lays on luxurious silks and satins with lightcatching mixed media including precious stones and metallic threads. Her designs include abstract, intricate collages, sunsets, sunrises and coastal views.

Her statement pieces are known to mesmerise the viewer with their impact, flow and sense of depth leaving a lasting impression. Her work is held in private collections in the UK and worldwide.

Helen

Helen is a creative who specialises in designs, pictures an portraits burnt into wood by her own careful artistic hand, creating unique gifts or ornaments. She creates local images and themes on magnets, plaques and art on wood. As her work is done by hand with specialist tools, each piece is unique.

Lisa of Rocks and Glass

Lisa specialises in the skilled craft of making lampwork beads which, simply put, involves creating new colour mixes, shapes and designs from the raw materials, which include glass rods, frit and mica. Her range of handcrafted beaded jewellery is mesmerising, each bead she creates is unique. Her work has evolved to include ceramics (pendants, ceramic artworks, hanging decorations for the home and artworks combining her artwork with acrylics on canvas and ceramic pieces made by her).

Lisa has lived in Cornwall since 2005 and she is inspired by the surroundings, particularly the sea and the creative networks here, when making her jewellery.

Lisa loves experimenting with colour and in lampworking this becomes part of the process of designing beautiful beads which she then anneals to strengthen the glass.

Lisa also qualified as a Crystal healer in 2000, after completing a 2 year diploma and she enjoys mixing her knowledge of crystals and colour psychology when creating some of her jewellery. This is often ensuring the crystals and colours used in different combinations work with the body instead of against it.

Firefly Art and Craft

Creator Lucy Shaw makes beautiful hand beaded jewellery, small original painted art canvases and inspiring framed scenic art prints inspired by Cornwall and her travels abroad. Her jewellery makes great gift ideas as earrings, bracelets and necklaces can be mixed and matched. Lucy is an established maker based in Cornwall.

Mounts Bay Crafts

Nikki, founder of Mounts Bay Crafts, specialises in making crocheted practical homewares and organic soaps.

It started as a hobby in 2012 when Nikki started making crocheted necklaces for herself, then for friends and family. Now, miles and miles of yarn later,  she has honed her skills to produce a stunning range of colourful crocheted products which are great fun to use. Check out her range of shower scrunchie scrubs!

Nikki works with over 400 coloured yarns, lurex threads and sequins, crocheting and creating lightweight and colourful gift ideas so they are great to post as gifts or to take on holiday.

Inspired by her love of the sea, Nikki also creates her sea inspired ‘Sand Bottles’ – a glass cloche containing sand and seaglass (‘mermaid’s tears’) from Mounts Bay, Penzance, incorporating a range of sea themed silver coloured charms.

Also available instore are her range of organic soaps with stunning 3D designs including mermaids, pirates, pet paws and many others.

Sal's Crafty Bits

Sally is a local Penzance Cornish creative specialising in decoupage and moulded sculptured gifts using resin and air dry clay. She creates gifts with a particular focus on unicorns, the legend of the Green Man, the Green lady and the local area. Her gift range includes keyrings, framed art and decorative hangers

The Green Man is a legendary being usually seen as a symbol of rebirth, and heralds the arrival of spring

Anita Shaw

Anita is a local Penzance artist specialising in fine pencil and charcoal drawings alongside oil and acrylic art on reclaimed Cornish slate and locally sourced Cornwall pebbles. Her styles range from local mining and sea themes to art deco style, fantasy art and pet and people portraiture.

Fiona Timms - Gone to the Beach

Fiona creates some wonderful gifts using beach finds. Fiona is an active beach cleaner, helping her local environment and community.

Now there are many makers out there creating with beach finds however Fiona’s work really stands out for it’s quality and uniqueness.

She gives great attention to detail and her scenes and characters made with pebbles, sea glass and shells have a certain cuteness and realism to them which make them so attractive.

Fiona’s range includes framed pictures, greetings cards and lightweight wooden heart hangers depicting Cornwall scenes and also the special ‘Nearly Home Trees.

(The trees are a real copse of trees loved by many a traveller returning to Cornwall as a sign of being ‘nearly home’. The small copse of trees, found on the A30 near Lifton, marks the border between Cornwall and Devon and are a familiar sight for anyone leaving on their travels or returning home)