We are producing a beautiful hardback book about 25 incredible contemporary makers in the South West.

by Anya Rice & Katherine Sorrell in Truro, Cornwall, England

We did it
On 26th June 2018 we successfully raised £1,165 with 37 supporters in 28 days

 The Book

Make: Cornwall is a book about the joy of the hand made, the passion and integrity of makers, and the power of a very special place. In our sumptuously photographed and elegantly designed hardback book we aim to demonstrate the incredible diversity and impressive quality of contemporary craft in the Far West. Cornwall is a hub of exciting talent, home to makers who often incorporate the latest in modern technology while honouring age-old skills. Inspired by the unique landscape of sea and countryside, many of them work in highly sustainable and often co-operative and innovative ways. 

Make: Cornwall offers a secret peek into our makers' work spaces (whether a converted barn, garden shed or modern, town-centre studio), their tools and techniques and their making processes, with glorious photos of their finished products and lists of where to see and buy, as well as beautiful portraits of the makers themselves and the landscapes that surround them.

The Makers

We have travelled all over Cornwall, from St Ives to St Austell, Padstow to Penryn, to find, photograph and interview our varied selection of 25 makers. They  include ceramicists and stitchers, jewellers and joiners, surfboard constructors and scented-candle makers. Some are at the very beginning of their careers; others have been in business for decades. Some are relatively undiscovered; others are selling globally through their websites or via prestigious national retailers.  What they have in common - apart from being based in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK – is work of the highest quality, designed with flair and produced with absolute integrity. We love what they do, and we think you will, too.

The Team

 Anya Rice ( below left) is a photographer and stylist who specialises in interiors and still-life work. Katherine Sorrell is a freelance writer who works mainly for interiors magazines, and has written 22 books. They both live in Cornwall and share a passion for contemporary craft.

Our Rewards

Please see our list of rewards on the right, with images below.

The Timing

Make: Cornwall will be printed in September and we aim to mail copies to you, along with your rewards, by mid to late October (in time for Christmas!).

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

20 of 50 claimed

EARLY BIRD BOOK OFFER - 50 ONLY

• Get there quick! Be one of the first to buy the book and get £5 off • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£25 or more

MAKE: CORNWALL - THE BOOK

• A copy of our beautiful hardback book • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£31 or more

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + HEATHER SCOTT SPATULA

• A copy of our beautiful book • An elegantly simple spatula by Heather Scott, made from solid ash with scorched sides and finished with a natural, food-safe oil. Length 200mm. 25% off the usual retail price. •Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£37 or more

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + MADE BY THERAPY CANDLE

• A copy of our beautiful book • A 'landscape' scented pillar candle by Made by Therapy. Made from eco soy wax, the candle has a layered concrete base and is delicately scented with ylang ylang essential oil. When the candle has burned down the concrete base has a second use as a tea light holder. 25% off the usual retail price. • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£40 or more

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + A TINKEBU TRACTOR

• A copy of our beautiful book • A gorgeous red wooden tractor by Tinkebu, makers of sustainable, hand-crafted toys and children's furniture (25% off the usual retail price!) • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£41 or more

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + SEA OF GRASS PAINTS

• A copy of our beautiful book • A metal tin containing 12 pans of unique watercolour paint. Hand made in small batches from simple ingredients with no fillers, binders or driers, the quality pigments are from the earth or made using sustainable chemistry. 25% off the usual retail price. • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£44 or more

MAKE: CORNWALL BOOK + AN ALICE SELWOOD WASH BAG

• A copy of our beautiful book • A beautiful medium-sized Porthmeor wash bag in black and white by Alice Selwood, who creates incredible digital embroidery (25% off the usual retail price!) • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£45 or more

2 of 4 claimed

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + A PICA PICA NECKLACE

• A copy of our beautiful book • A lovely necklace by Pica Pica Design, made from found objects and transformed with a minimal, modern aesthetic. 25% off the usual retail price. Only one each of the four pictured is available - choose your option below • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£47 or more

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + MIRRI DAMER EARRINGS

• A copy of our beautiful book • A pair of irresistible oxidised silver Tiny Cluster Studs by jeweller Mirri Damer (25% off the usual retail price) • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£48 or more

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + A PAPER BIRCH PRINT

• A copy of our beautiful book • An EXCLUSIVE A4 cyanotype print of Cornish seaweed by lifestyle brand Paper Birch. Giclée printed onto textured fine art paper and sold unframed. (25% off the usual retail price!) • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£58 or more

0 of 1 claimed

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + LANCASTER & CORNISH RIBBON

• A copy of our beautiful book • A stunning 2m length of gold-leaf ribbon, 3cm wide and made from gorse-died bamboo silk. The raw edges are hand-frayed to add to the charm of the ribbon. It is wound on a beautifully finished, sustainable wooden spool. 25% off the usual retail price. •Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us).

£61 or more

2 of 5 claimed

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + A SILVER SARAH DREW BANGLE

• A copy of our beautiful book • A silver recycled bottle bead bangle (25% off usual retail price) by renowned jeweller Sarah Drew. The textured, recycled bottle glass bead (around 10mm diamater) is bought Fair-trade from Oklah Tetteh in Ghana; it is threaded onto a sterling eco-silver hammered bangle, made in a pebble shape. • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£90 or more

MAKE: CORNWALL - WHOLESALE PRICE

• Six copies of our beautiful book at an incredible discounted price of just £15 each. Suitable for shops, galleries or anyone who wants to give them as presents to friends and family. • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£90 or more

0 of 1 claimed

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + PAINT A BOWL (CORNWALL)

• A copy of our beautiful book • A workshop with artist Amy Isles Freeman (usual price £85) at a venue in Cornwall, in which you will paint a hand-turned wooden bowl. In the workshop (date and place to be confirmed), Amy will enable you to explore your ideas and take you through the process of translating your concepts into images. Every student will make a completely unique bowl to take home. Please contact us for further details.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + CERAMICS WORKSHOP

• A copy of our beautiful book • A four-hour one-to-one workshop with ceramic artist Wendy Wilbraham (usual price £100) at her studio in Penryn, Cornwall. Wendy will help you explore design, throwing and decorative techniques, covering mark-making and the application of slips and oxides. A simple lunch will be included, and if you would like any of your work fired, Wendy will do so and, if necessary, post it to you later at cost.

£105 or more

0 of 1 claimed

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + HAND PLANE WORKSHOP

• A copy of our beautiful book • A day in the workshop with Otter Surfboards, making your own wooden hand plane (usual price £110). They will create a blank, and you’ll template and cut your outline, shape the rails and oil your plane ready for your first swim. Please note: if you choose to upgrade the wood from plain cedar and/or opt for a hand grip rather than a hand hole, you will need to pay an additional amount direct to Otter.

£115 or more

0 of 1 claimed

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + PAINT A BOWL (LONDON)

• A copy of our beautiful book • A workshop with artist Amy Isles Freeman (usual price £120) at a venue in London, in which you will paint a hand-turned wooden bowl. In the workshop (date and place to be confirmed), Amy will enable you to explore your ideas and take you through the process of translating your concepts into images. Every student will make a completely unique bowl to take home. Please contact us for further details.

£137 or more

0 of 5 claimed

MAKE: CORNWALL BOOK + AN ALICE SELWOOD CUSHION

• A copy of our beautiful book • A digitally embroidered cushion (25% off usual retail price) by the amazing Alice Selwood. Each is striking design made in silk with raised satin stitch embroidery. Choose from Kynance (in orange and ginger) or Botallack (in yellow). • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£204 or more

MAKE: CORNWALL - BOOK + A TINKEBU COW ROCKER

• A copy of our beautiful book • A "Hamish" highland cow rocker hand-made by Tinkebu from sustainably sourced materials. Sturdy solid wooden frame and handles, padded seat and a super-soft coat. Suitable for 1 year+, but a family friend for life. (60x30x35cm). 10% off usual retail price. • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)


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