Summer Events….

Shows this summer….

It’s been a busy week with the start of the summer holidays bringing an influx of visitors to St Ives.  The weather has been amazing but not helpful when trying to use a blow torch!  Yesterday we set up 2 displays in one day which was a bit of a task after a late night the day before pricing & labelling everything.

The first stop was St Just for the annual Art & Crafts Exhibition at Cape Cornwall School.  This event has been running for over 50 years & is supported by a hardworking group of volunteers in aid of Cancer Research UK. Opening on Wednesday 1st August until Friday 17th August at 10am until 9pm so plenty of opportunities to visit.

Image of work by Sharon McSwiney at Cape Cornwall

I have a selection of metalwork, jewellery (sea creature inspired) & greetings cards here (I did include some shhhhhh Christmas cards this time too).  I’m using a new display which Tim create out of our old wardrobes! A great bit of upcycling there.

Cape Cornwall School, St Just TR19 7JX  (Admission £1 adults/50p children)

Image of jewellery & metalwork by Sharon McSwiney

Image of metalwork wreath

After a quick pit stop for lunch at the Dog & Rabbit it was off up to Mawnan Smith to set up there.  I have shown at this event once before 2 years ago & although it is a smaller venue than at St Just there is still a great display of Cornish makers work.  This show starts today at 10am & runs for 2 weeks. Again run by a happy band of volunteers & this is the 40th event to take place!

I am showing a display of sea inspired metalwork, animal range of copper jewellery & a good selection of greetings cards.

Image of metalwork & jewellery by Sharon McSwiney       Photo of jewellery display by Sharon McSwiney Image of Neptune metalwork framed piece by Sharon McSwiney

Open 10am – 6pm Saturday 30th July – Saturday 13th August at the Memorial Hall, Sampys Hill, Mawnan Smith TR11 5EW. (Free Admission)

There is a great display of plants too…I must admit we came away with a couple to squeeze into our cottage garden!

Poster for Cape Cornwall Show 2018

Poster advertising event at Mawnan Smith 2018

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