Phoenix Craft Studios - St. Mary's
The Phoenix Craft studios and workshops comprise seven individual craftspeople, many of whom will teach their skills to visitors. visitors can paint glass roundels, ceramic mugs and plates or fabric bags and tee-shirts. Beaded jewellery and silk scarf painting classes are open to all age groups too. Adults (over 14 years) also have the option of doing a three hour class in Tiffany glass, learning to to cut, copper-foil and solder coloured glass into a light-catcher to take home. Prices from £9.50 to £30. During Art Scilly Week in May each year, many more classes are laid on.
The studios are open to the public to buy locally made crafts. It is also possible to come down and make your own souvenir to take home. Ring the studio the day before to check availability and book a place. An ideal activity for a wet afternoon. There is no minimum number needed to warrant a class, and you could even have one-to-one tuition. However, if you are a large group, possibly from a school camping trip, we can do a special rate with a couple of week's warning. (Roundel painting onto a small glass disc to take home at the end of the week.)
Liz Askins: Silk scarf painting, design and paint one to take home. Class approx 3hrs.
Adults £25, children £10. Times to suit students. Phone to make a booking 07746 684973 http://www.scillyscarves.co.uk
Oriel Hicks: Glass roundel painting classes for children or adults. This is a small disc of glass on which you paint your own design in transparent glass stain.(Should be left to dry overnight.) £9.50 child, £10.00 adult.
Hand-painting white ceramic mugs and plates. When dry, these are baked to fix. The design will then be permanent and dishwasher-proof! £9.50 child, £10.00 adult.
"Tiffany" glass class. (age 14 plus) This involves learning to cut coloured glass, apply copper-foil around the edges and solder the pieces together, making a little light-catcher to hang in a window. Approx 3 hours, £30 per person.
Classes are weekday afternoons only, from 1.30-5pm Phone to book 01720 422900 http://www.phoenixstainedglass.co.uk
In May each year, the studios also host Art Scilly Week, when many more classes are available. Check the events page for more details.
10am - 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am - 12.30pm Saturday
Facilities & Features
- Craft classes
- All work sold is made by local artists and craftspeople
- Not far from town, just 10 minutes walk (located at Porthmellon Business Park, behind Porthmellon beach)
- Disabled toilet available
- Free WiFi
- Group discounts available (for schools etc), please enquire for details