Phoenix Craft Workshops - St. Mary's
A co-operative of seven local artist and craftspeople working on the little Business Park at Porthmellon. Work includes printmaking, stained & fused glass, jewellery and fabric painting and printing. There is a gallery of work by more local artists upstairs. Classes for children & adults are also available. (see activities page for more details) We are able to take payment by card.
The Phoenix Studios comprise several businesses.
Oriel Hicks opened the original Stained Glass Studio here in 1991, initially to make the St. Christopher window for the parish church in St. Mary's, though most of her work now is "fused" glass: coloured glass melted together to make dishes, window hangers, coasters and more, though she still designs and makes traditional stained glass windows in the winter months. http://www.phoenixstainedglass.co.uk
In 2008, an extension was built behind this studio to give space for more craft units. These were immediately taken up, and although some of the occupants have changed, the units are always full and there is a vibrant creative community here all year round.
Vickie Heaney is a print artist, specialising in linocuts and screen prints. She transfers some of her designs to mugs, jugs teapots and more, making very original gifts to take home. http://www.vickieheaney.co.uk
Liz Askins and Julia Williams share a fabric-based studio. Liz hand-paints silk scarves, perfect take-home presents as they takes up little space and weigh next-to-nothing.... ideal for the flight home! http://www.scillyscarves.co.uk .
Julia prints her designs onto man-made fabrics to make bright and breezy cushion covers, cards or wall-hangings, inspired by Scilly.
Gail Payne creates one-off pendants and earrings from beach-found sea glass. She also decorates slate chips washed up on the shores of the islands, with intricate mandala designs or pictures of the local agapanthus flowers. http://www.facebook.com/ArtworksbyGailPayne
Lucy Gerrard and Ben Miles make unusual jewellery from sea-formed ceramic shards, carefully paired up into earrings or hung as pendants. Lucy also works in silver and copper, making original bowls and spoons. http://www.folksy.com/shops/silversapling
Many of these craftspeople will teach their skills to adults or children, so click here for details or come down and find out what's on offer.
10am-5pm Monday to Friday and 10am-12.30pm on Saturdays.
Facilities & Features
- Art & craft tuition for adults and children
- Locally made, quality gifts and souvenirs
- Teas and coffees available if required
- free wi-fi
- Close to town and Porthmellon Beach
- Toilet facilities including disabled