For nearly thirty years the Cornwall Crafts Association has supported the craftmakers resident in Cornwall to encourage the highest standards of design and making. It also aims to reach a wider audience to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of contemporary design-led craftwork.
The Association is a member-driven self-supporting charity and has, since its inception in 1973, gained a reputation nationally for the quality of craftwork of its past and present members. The galleries it manages are well established and attract a wide-ranging audience from around the country. Exhibiting with the Association not only provides an outlet for selling work, but also allows the craftworker direct contact with customers who often commission work privately.
The President of the Association, HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, says: “Visitors to the Association’s galleries cannot fail to be impressed by member’s skill and flair by which, through work exhibited, our lives are enriched.”
In a unique partnership between the Cornwall Crafts Association and the National Trust, Trelissick Gallery was opened in 1988 at Trelissick Garden near Truro, one of the most popular gardens in Cornwall.
The gallery is housed in the 19th century barn set in 400 acres of parkland, gardens and woods. Trelissick gallery shows member’s work throughout the year.
The National Trust show pictures in the upper gallery. Also on site is a restaurant, shop and extensive walks through the woodlands and park.