Phoenix Craft Studios - St. Mary's
The Phoenix Craft Studios are open all year, so even when you can't visit in person, we can still send our individually hand crafted items across to you at home. If you want a gift for someone special for a birthday or anniversary, why not browse the websites of the various artists below and ring the studio for a chat about your requirements on 01720 422962. We can take card payments by phone and send goods out by first class post.
Phoenix started as a Stained Glass Studio in 1981, making windows for one of the local churches. It has since grown and there are now six artists in total under the same roof, working as a co-operative.
Oriel Hicks still makes windows in the winter, but has expanded into smaller, fused glass items for the summer visitor trade and one-off pieces of signed art glass for the connoisseur. http://www.phoenixstainedglass.co.uk
Vickie Heaney, “Dr. Vic” concentrates on lino-cut prints, many of bird and wildlife studies. She also designs images which she fires onto ceramic mugs, jugs teapots and more. http://www.vickiehaney.co.uk
Lucy Gerrard and Ben Miles make jewellery from beach-found pottery shards, under the name of Silver Sapling. They carefully match them into pairs for earrings, or turn them into pendants, brooches and buttons. Lucy also makes decorative spoons and bowls from sterling silver or recycled copper. http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/silversaplings
Gail Payne paints intricate mandala patterns and agapanthus designs in fine white lines onto small beach-sourced slates. She also makes jewellery from many-coloured sea glass chips, creating one-off pieces to commission. https://www.facebook.com/ArtworksbyGailPayne
Liz Askins and Julia Williams share a fabric studio. Liz paints silk scarves and men's ties in delicate colours, inspired by her Scillonian surroundings, and has turned some of her designs into cards and postcards. Julia works with man-made fabric, using a heat-transfer process to print strong colours and designs onto cushion covers, wall-hangings and cards. http://www.scillyscarves.co.uk
Most of the artists also give tuition if you wish to learn their skills while you're here.
Upstairs is a gallery exhibiting the work of many other local artists and craftspeople. Pottery, wood, jewellery, art-prints and original paintings are all available from here, giving a big choice of gifts to take home, all locally produced or inspired. We also have Wi-Fi throughout the building.
10am - 5pm Monday - Friday
10am - 12.30pm Saturday
Facilities & Features
- Locally made gifts and crafts.
- Just a short walk from town
- Make your own souvenir to take home
- Disabled toilet available
- Free WiFi
- Upstairs gallery of local artists' and craftspeople's work