Cornwall Design Fair 2008

Cornwall Design Fair  2008

Cornwall Design Fair 2008

Godolphin opens doors to cream of Cornish design

Godolphin House, Nr Helston, Cornwall

11am – 6pm (8pm Saturday), 23 – 25 August 2008

Thanks to the National Trust, the Hidden Art Cornwall Design Fair returned for the third year to the glorious setting of Godolphin House over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The Design Fair is a celebration of the quality and diversity of contemporary Cornish design in historic surroundings and in 2007 attracted over 4,000 visitors from across the country.

The Hidden Art Cornwall Design Fair presents contemporary design from over 100 designer-makers, offering the public the opportunity to buy a wide range of furniture, accessories, ceramics, glass, lighting, jewellery and textiles direct from the maker. There is something for all the family, from individual designer-maker stalls filling three marquees to the Hidden Art Curated exhibition inside Godolphin House, a work-in-progress showcase of the Arts Council funded project, Making it Digital, design-led games for children, a raffle of stunning clocks designed by members and friends of Hidden Art Cornwall and a charity chair auction. Sixty old swivel chairs have been given an unusual face lift and will be auctioned in aid of the Precious Lives Appeal.

Participating designer-maker, Cindy Ashbridge, is a jeweller from Par, Cornwall. Her designs reflect patterns of natural forms, pierced and etched into silver and gold. She says, “The Design Fair exceeded my expectations, I was overwhelmed with fantastic comments and made lots of contacts and new customers. I felt people would definitely remember me and my work and return next year.”

Hidden Art Cornwall Design Fair 2008 - Making it Digital

Hidden Art Cornwall Design Fair 2008 – Making it Digital

Hidden Art Curated is an exciting exhibition presenting contemporary design in an unusual context and this year six guest curators have been invited to select work by Hidden Art designer-makers to re-furnish Godolphin House. Open for the first time to members of both Hidden Art Cornwall and Hidden Art London, Hidden Art Curated will again transform the historic rooms of this ancient manor house.

Godolphin House is one of Cornwall’s oldest homes, a National Trust owned, grade one listed mansion of c.1475, surrounded by rare and ancient gardens. Alastair Cameron of the National Trust says, “It was very interesting to see new work by local designers in the historic setting of Godolphin House and I was impressed by the quality of the work and how well it sat within the building. The National Trust looks forward to working with Hidden Art Cornwall at Godolphin.”


100 Metres                                                              Textiles

Abigail Brown                                                          Jewellery/Interior Products

Almost Perfect                                                        Jewellery

AM Furniture Design                                                Furniture

Amanda Copson Dichroic Glass Jewellery                Jewellery/Glass

Art in the Woods                                                     Wood Turned Products

Becky Crawford – Spacefruit                                     Jewellery

Ben Barrell                                                              Furniture

Bijou Box                                                                Jewellery

Blue Haze Studio                                                     Jewellery

Bonbi Forest                                                           Fashion and Accessories

Boquio Iron & Glass                                                Iron & Glass

Carla Jennings Jewellery                                          Jewellery

Carol Scott : Viscar Pottery                                      Ceramics

Caroline Kelley-Foreman Designs                             Jewellery

Charlotte Jones                                                       Ceramics

Charlotte Tangye                                                     Interior Products

Chloe Williams                                                         Jewellery

Cindy Ashbridge Contemporary Jewellery                 Jewellery

Cledry Yarner                                                          Textiles

Crispin McNally                                                       Ceramics

Daisy Dunlop                                                          Jewellery

Donkey in the Goatshed                                           Fashion and Accessories

Emily Brown Design                                                Textiles

Emily Nixon                                                             Jewellery

Emma West Ceramics                                              Ceramics

Gilly Bonsall                                                            Ceramics/Glass

Gingerspin                                                              Fashion and Accessories

Glassy Art – Kerry Raymond                                     Jewellery/Glass

Goose Chase Design                                               Interior Products

Green and Blue                                                        Exterior Products

Higher Market Studio                                               Furniture

jmgceramics                                                            Ceramics

Journeyman Furniture                                               Furniture

Katie Victoria                                                           Interior Products

Kelly Nash Textiles                                                  Fashion and Accessories

Lesley Ross Jewellery                                              Jewellery

Lizzie Houghton                                                       Fashion and Accessories

Lucy Brennan                                                          Textiles

Maggie Williams Glass                                             Glass

Malcolm Sutcliffe Glass Studio                                Glass

Margot Hartley Jewellery                                          Jewellery

Mark Squire                                                             Ceramics

Mary Mary                                                               Jewellery

Melissa Carbis                                                         Interior Products

Mirri Damer                                                             Jewellery

Mistress Metal                                                         Exterior Products

Nic Harrison                                                            Ceramics

Nick Fraser                                                              Interior Products

Olivia Cassells                                                         Ceramics

Orangewonder                                                         Lighting

Paula Jones Art                                                       Interior Products

Poppy Treffry                                                          Textiles/Interior Products

Rara Design                                                            Interior Products/Furniture

Rick Henham Ceramics                                            Ceramics

Rosanna Martin                                                       Ceramics

Rose Karensa                                                          Jewellery

sallypawson                                                            Jewellery/Interior Products

Samuel F Walsh                                                      Furniture

Stained Glass Art                                                    Glass

Tabitha Jane                                                            Fashion and Accessories

TJ Fine Furniture                                                      Furniture

Victoria Hilliard Ceramic Pictures                              Ceramics

wicked imp designs       Jewellery

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