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Meet the makers

We are currently growing our small shop, and will, in time, hopefully introduce the option to purchase items online.

However, at the moment, we will feature here some of the local makers whose items we are showcasing, and you’ll have to visit the Museum to buy them. we look forward to seeing you!

Featured makers

Squeaky Binders

Handmade books, journals, albums, notebooks, art cards and prints.

Squeaky Binders has a range of beautiful products including celebratory Jubilee diaries, cards, and other things, featuring charming mice, getting up to all kinds of mischief.

Ann’s Crafty Pieces

Handmade decoupaged vinyl and resin gifts at affordable prices.

Ann’s Crafty Pieces are a selection of charming floral and animal-themed pieces, at affordable prices. These are not toys, but ornamental pieces. See a selection of Ann’s items below.


Handmade crafts and gifts from Cornwall. Made by Catherine Reed, these unique gifts are perfect for loved ones. See a selection of Catherine’s items below:

Ellen’s Soap

Cold process soap and bath bombs. Vegan, cruelty free, paraben free with natural ingredients. Biodegradable and recyclable packaging. Hand made in West Cornwall, by Julia! (Ellen was her grandmother.)

The shop now smells amazing!

Crafty Cornish Felter – Sue Thomas

Handmade felted items – we’re starting with a series of seagulls, in 3D and in pictures:

Sandra Callingham Lello

Sandra’s beautiful decoupage bottles and ornaments, as well as pet blankets, are new in the shop in June.

Cliff Selby

Cliff creates things from spark plugs, nuts, bolts, small tools, etc. You have to look closely to see what the original items were! He also makes lovely wooden ‘Mine house’ planters in two different sizes.

Catherine Kay – Silversmith and Pewterer

Catherine has a BA(Hons) in Jewellery & Silversmithing and is also an award winning pewterer, having won the runner-up prize at Pewter Live 2022 hosted by The Worshipful Guild of Pewterers in London. She has also produced the pewter wassail bowl for the Wassail Dish owned by Redruth Town Council and currently housed at Redruth Library. Catherine specialises in bowls, spoons and other smaller items made out of silver, copper and pewter but can also make pieces on commission. She is also looking at diversifying into mixed media pieces incorporating the metal work. Your can find her work on her Instagram page

Deborah Kay – BA (Hons), PG Dip. Qualified Archivist and Media Producer

Deborah has a BA(Hons) in Applied Media and has a PG Dip in Archival Practice. With these, she is a filmmaker & photographer as well as a qualified archivist. Deborah has produced photographs as part of an article for the Royal Institute of Cornwall Annual 2018 and has produced short films highlighting the local history of Cornwall. With the archiving, Deborah is providing services including how to access local archives, how to interpret family search information and providing pieces for memory preservation. She also does embroidery as a hobby and is looking at making pieces to sell. Deborah will also provide workshops to do with archives and crafting.

You can find out more on her website and Facebook page.

You can see examples of Deborah’s cross stitch above.

Gareth Kay, Horticulturist

Gareth has City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture and RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture. He has been selling his own products for the past 2 years, and also volunteers at Trelissick Gardens. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to plant species and what to plant and where. His plants will be available for sale from the Museum, once the weather warms up!