Meet our members

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Cornwall-based artist Alan S. Whitfield’s fascination with wood goes back to his early childhood, where he spent time climbing trees, with the woodland as his natural playground.

As an adult, he progressed to working with wood, mastering woodworking skills and learning new techniques, transforming reclaimed timber and mixed media into products for home and garden.  

He obtains timber from sustainable sources, whether it is collecting driftwood from the Cornish coastlineor from scheduled tree falling from local woods and gardens. His findings include bulks of timber from the shipwreck The PZ 87 Rosebud, which has been used in his popular collection of lamps, and oak, ash and beech wood from the Roseland Peninsular, which has been transformed into bespoke artisan pieces for local galleries.

He lives in Penzance, Cornwall, which he has considered a creatively-inspiring part of the world. 

Alison Gilbert Card and Crafts

Delightfully detailed hand crafted cards for all occasions.  Alison also makes lovely hand stitched whimsical tissue boxes - the perfect gift for the person who has everything.

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Unique, handmade in Cornwall, polymer clay jewellery. necklaces are strung on leather cord but I can change for a vegan option on request. earings are surgical steel which is suitable for sensitive ears. postage available at a small cost.

Angie Truman creates bespoke, one-off ‘wearable art’ garments, scarves, shawls and other accessories using traditional hand felting techniques.

She uses local fibres where possible but also loves to work with the softest merino wool, and pure silk and alpaca fibre. 

She lives in beautiful Cornwall next to the sea, drawing inspiration from the changing seasons, the world around me and her lovely family.

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Annette Costello - Stitcher

A designer and maker of many years of experience, Penwith based Annette has turned her talents to producing a range of gorgeous locally stitched homeware.  From luxurious silk and bamboo lavender sleep cushions, to irreverent llamas and reusable totes, Annette's colours and vision will be sure to brighten your home and your day.

Annette is also part of the team which stitches the town flags.


Memories of strolling through the woods, with dappled splashes of sunshine along the path.  The colours of the landscape are, for me, vibrant with life and warmth. My favourites are always turquoise, pale yellow and green, vibrant orange rust and mauves. Sometimes I am drawn to the powerful forces of nature, which can be all consuming.  The power of the sea is never to be underestimated.

The house where I was born and brought up and the little houses that cling to the Cornish coast hold architectural and personal familiarity that inspires me, secure and undaunted by the winds and tides.

These are my influences and my passions that I try to recreate in my work.

I trained in Illustration/Design at Falmouth University in the 1990’s and later as an Adult Education Tutor.

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  • 'Jewels of the Landscape'. 8 x 8 inch Framed Print.
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  • And then it was May. West Cornwall. 40cm x 40cm. Oil on Canvas. £220
  • Afternoon on the 'moors', Helston. 70cm x 50cm  Oil on Canvas  £350
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A little bit of Cornwall was created by Brian Osborne after a recent Stroke. Brian had been a gardener for 20+years but retrained in order to protect his sanity during convalescence.

'Everything I make has taken account of the environment at every stage, from cleaning the beaches as I collect sea glass, to using recycled silver and packaging'.

Making people happy without costing the earth.

A place where I can show off my art. If you would like to purchase anything you see- Fabulous!

I like to make things! I am a working mother of three kids and in my spare (ish) time, I enjoy creating lovely things. I recycle materials as much as possible- some come from the beach, some are someone else's leftovers!

I also make items to order and will take commissions.

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I am an artist based in Mid Cornwall.

My work is predominantly created using enamel paints and recycled metals within layers of glass. Nature is my inspiration

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I am Cornish Artist and a life long creative; my art has always been connected to the natural world.   My childhood was filled with watching and exploring freshwater rivers, woodland and our local coastal environments.   My creative and artistic development has continued through the St Ives School of Painting and Newlyn Art school, along with local creative support from other artists.   My work is created in my studio in North Cornwall.  I am thankful for wonderful loyal customers, and have sold both nationally and internationally.  

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I make hanging Tree of life with Semi precious stones or lampwork beads. Where possible I try to use recycled products.

I have had a passion for crystals for a number of years, so it fits lovely that I am now using them making something I love.

Commissions are very welcome, just message me and I will get back to you.

Claire Potter makes her organic, rustic silver pieces from her home in West Cornwall.  She works predominently with sterling silver, although recently she has begun to incorporate local seaglass and stones into her designs.

Cornish Beach Hut Crafts by Sharon Taylor

Sharon's range of Cornish inspired glass designs is sure to delight.

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i am a decorative painter. Everything on this page is painted freehand to my own design. 

I have been painting in the Folk Art style for over 20 years

Botanical tiles, soaps, Fairy in a jar night lights, hand printed wrapping paper & cards, scented candles, bags and a whole lot more!

There is a choice of Cotton Totes - great for taking to the beach or shopping bags made of Juco (a blend of cotton and jute).  All bags are made from natural products and printed locally with water-based inks which are kinder to the environment.

I also love making all sorts of other things from candles & soap to hand printed cards and wrapping paper.

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Debeads. Handmade lampwork beads, buttons and jewellery made by Deby Ursell.

Delan Cookson - Ceramicist

My present work comprises a range of thrown porcelain bottles, bowls and vases. Each pot is an individual variation of a classic form. I use porcelain because of its delicacy and whiteness.

Typically these pots are covered by a silky blue translucent glaze of variable intensity. This colour and the purity of the form evoke calmness and these pots work well as decorative elements in modern interiors.

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Bright, colourful and sustainable clothing for all. Dotty D is designed to last, I have a strong focus on slow fashion, limiting choices and not changing designs constantly. I want to be a safe and secure Slow Fashion Shop, which you can rely on to get the designs and prints you like all year round.

The Art of Paper Collage.

I use decorated paper and pressed flowers to create very unique designs on canvas, glass and also greeting cards.

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Helen Shaw - First and Last Stitch

Creator of pocket mice, Textile artist Helen Shaw's creations will delight and amuse you.  Not only that but they make great gifts.

Fifteen years ago Jackie decided to start an after school art and craft club for young people aged 8+ in a large extension to her Leicestershire home. Some children who began when they were 8 are still attending today and are taking driving lessons too!
Completely self taught Jackie has always painted fine art for pleasure. and with the art club still going strong, Jackie finds time to enjoy painting for herself in oil and acrylic.

With Jackie's artistic flexibility and her past influences she is able to create pieces of art in a wide variety of subjects and media. 

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Art by Jude Kellaway

Jude Kellaway is a self taught artist working in acrylics and mixed media.  Hugely inspired by the Cornish countryside she calls home, her versatility and love of her surroundings shines through her work.

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Kernow Knitting

Mandy has a BSc (honours) Combined Social Sciences and over 15 years of working professionally with children in Nurseries, Preschool, Primary Schools.She has experience of seeing first hand how children enjoy actively playing with toys and ensures the toys she now makes are robust enough to cope with most things children can imaging. The toys and headwear made are CE tested - which means they meet European Standards for toys and headwear being sold within Europe. As Kernow Knitting is part of the Made In Cornwall Scheme, run by Cornwall Council, Trading Standards have checked the appropriate testing and paperwork is in place for products being sold.

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All businesses start with an idea and lots of hard work. Now we're into our 24th year or creating beautiful children's clothing and accessories.  Each item is made locally. We're members of Made in Cornwall and governed by trading standards.

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Beautifully designed, solid, silver jewellery. Based in Cornwall

I begin my design journey by purchasing the gemstones directly from their source. Once I see the stones the creative process takes over and I begin to play with the colour, drawing inspiration from my travels and nature. The silver work is always designed around the gemstones, which are then set with open backs, this enables them to be worn against the skin and seen in their best light. Every piece is unique due to this handmade process.    

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Boxes and home ware delightfully decorated with sweet designs.

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Using her years of design experience and techniques, Maria Rosa Martin creates beautiful hand stitched textiles and ceramics with a distinct scandi feel.

Her new range includes unique eco printed art work.

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Nikki Wallace lives in Heamoor near Penzance.  Nikki moved to Cornwall in 1985 with my husband and 2 (then) small children

She has always been creative and has explored many mediums – fabric was her first love – from making wedding dresses etc to beautiful bags.  More recently she has been highlighting the use of single use plastics, making flowers and fun accessories from that medium.

In April 202p, she started making facemasks free of charge to local surgeries, and for carers.  After lockdown she continued to make masks to reduce the number of people that use the ‘disposable’ variety.

With my flowers, Nikki gets inspiration from Nature –she likes to try to reproduce flowers in plastic.

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Robin Eve is one of the youngest members of our collective. She produces lovely embroideries and textile art from her home in Lelant.  She is currently studying art at college.

Our members come from all over Cornwall, from Lands end to St Austell. Cornwall has always been an inspirational place and the range and quality of work produced by our members strongly reflects this.  

What we offer our members

Vital to us, is the belief that together we all bring a wealth of ideas, knowledge and experience into the group.
Our fundamental ethos is to nurture and support each other as artisans and traders.

As members of Mirva, a group approach expands access to opportunities to grow everyone's trade and business, whilst still retaining each individual's identity as a sole trader.

The most obvious of these, as an example, is the shared trading space at popups and events, making it extremely cost effective, but there are many more doors which can be opened as a group - for example - trade fairs,workshops,out of county events and further permanent outlets, all of which are easily feasible as a collective but would be out of reach as individuals.
We can promote our work with the added credence of a branded gallery collective, and create ties with other galleries and retailers. The sky really is the limit!