In the Diary: Cornwall Design Week

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Having firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading regional design events, the eighth edition of the Cornwall Design Fair is set to present the hottest line-up of Cornish brands and creative homegrown talent.  With over 80 exhibitors who will be showcasing and selling exciting new furniture, textiles and ceramics to jewellery, glass, fashion accessories, lighting and more. The Cornwall Design Fair is also the place to come to discover new talent. This year there will be a focus on six up-and-coming Cornish designers as well as a series of site art installations by students from the Penwith College in Penzance.

Another highlight of the fair will be the world-famous Leach Pottery, who will be hosting a marquee with workshops and demonstrations of their unique techniques, offering an insight into the past, present and future of ceramics in Cornwall. The Penlee Gallery and the Exchange Gallery in Penzance will be joining together to bring a number of workshops and activities to visitors of the Cornwall Design Fair, as the climax of Art Week.

This three-day event truly offers something for everybody, whether visiting for business, pleasure, inspiration of just inquisitiveness.

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Samuel F Walsh FurnitureSamuel F Walsh Furniture

Bark Furniture 6Bark Furniture



Julia Davey 3Julia Davey Ceramics

Rosie Sutcliffe Glassware 1Rosie Sutcliffe Glassware

Lorna Syson 4Lorna Syson

Cornwall Design Fair 16-18 August 2013. Open Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August, 11am-5pm, and  Sunday 18th August 11am-4pm. Tickets £6 (including free entry to Trereife House and Curated Design at Trereife).  Accompanied children under 16 go free. Free parking. Disabled access.