Make: Cornwall - a book about modern Cornish craft

by Anya Rice & Katherine Sorrell in Penzance, England, United Kingdom

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On 11th June 2019 we successfully raised £1,152 with 34 supporters in 28 days

Order your copy of our unique book! Beautiful photography and intriguing words tell the stories of 25 modern craftspeople in the South West

by Anya Rice & Katherine Sorrell in Penzance, England, United Kingdom

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 diversity and 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. 

Here is our cover:

And here is one of our chapters:

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

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, even a surfboard constructor and a mocassin-maker. 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.

OUR REWARDS

• £10 - A set of five exclusive postcards featuring photographs from the book

• £20 - A copy of our book, normally retailing at £25

• £45 - THREE copies of our book for an incredible price of just £15 each AND your name printed on our supporters' page in the book

The hand-made rewards:

• £35 - A pair of Simplicity brass earrings by Deer & Shine + a copy of the book  (normally £45 for both)

• £41 - A unique upcycled bead necklace by Pica Pica + a copy of the book  (normally £53 for both)

• £43 - An exclusive cyanotype seaweed print (unframed - unlike our picture), as used on the cover of the book, by Paper Birch + a copy of the book  (normally £55 for both)

• £56 - A silver bottle bead bangle by Sarah Drew + a copy of the book  (normally £73 for both)

Pledge by going to the list of rewards on the right. You can see images of the hand-made pieces below.

TIMING

Make: Cornwall will be printed in June 2019 and we aim to mail copies to you, along with your rewards, by mid to late July.

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.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

SET OF FIVE EXCLUSIVE POSTCARDS

Pledge £10 towards our project and we will send you an exclusive set of five postcards featuring photographs from the book.

£20 or more

£5 OFF MAKE: CORNWALL - THE BOOK

• A copy of our beautiful hardback book at a specially discounted price of just £20 • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£35 or more

BRASS EARRINGS + A BOOK

• 25% off a pair of 'Simplicity' earrings in brass, hand-made by Deer & Shine, usually £20 • A copy of our beautiful book *(£5 OFF) • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£41 or more

1 of 1 claimed

CHUNKY BEAD NECKLACE + A BOOK (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

• 25% off a unique, one-off upcycled necklace, hand-made by Pica Pica using salvaged beads and unbleached cotton cord, usually £28 • A copy of our beautiful book *(£5 OFF) • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£43 or more

EXCLUSIVE PRINT + A BOOK

• 25% off an EXCLUSIVE A4 cyanotype print of Cornish seaweed by lifestyle brand Paper Birch, as used on our cover. Giclée printed onto textured fine art paper and sold unframed, usually £30 • A copy of our beautiful book (£5 OFF) • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£45 or more

THREE BOOKS + YOUR NAME IN THE BACK!

• THREE 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. • As a thank you, we will include your name in our supporters' list at the back of the book. Be a part of our story! • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)

£56 or more

SILVER BANGLE + A BOOK

• 25% off a silver recycled bottle bead bangle, usually £48, hand-made 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 • A copy of our beautiful book (£5 OFF) • Includes delivery to the UK only (for delivery elsewhere please contact us)


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