In 2013 we relocated from Worcestershire to Cornwall & set up our little gallery space within the Drill Hall in St Ives. It had been a long term dream to live & work by the sea and every day we feel very lucky to be in such a beautiful place.
The original period building was the teetotal Methodist Chapel then a Drill Hall which was converted in 2010 into an unusual arcade of artisan businesses. Situated in the heart of St Ives on Royal Square which is a drop off point for local buses during the summer months bringing visitors from far and wide. The Drill Hall is on the corner of Chapel Street next to the Co-op & opposite the Western Hotel so easy to find.
We display an extensive range of my jewellery, metalwork & greetings cards in our front facing outlet. We also exhibit selected affordable pieces by other local & national designer makers. A changing display of ceramics, textiles & wood/metal sculptures can be found.
Within the Drill Hall there are currently 6 other local businesses including Cafe Art, a relaxed cafe space with changing exhibitions of local artists work. There is also Labo hairdressers, Raar Emporium/St Ives Pottery, Bits & Bobs, Paraphernalia & Space Oddities record shop. There is ramp access into the building.
Our opening times do vary throughout the year so it is a good idea to check if making a special trip. Tim is the one who is usually there (I am making in my studio!) & he is very knowledgeable about my work. He is happy to discuss commission ideas/talk about cats!