Callestock Blog

25 Oct

Crafting in Cornwall

Go home with more than a tan and a tub of Rodda's clotted cream next time you visit Cornwall, by attending one of the craft workshops available in the county. You don't need experience - just an enthusiasm to create something beautiful. Stained glass art, pottery, watercolours and even screen printing are all on the menu. Take a closer look at creative craft workshops and craft fairs to enjoy in Cornwall.

Craft Workshops in Cornwall

Stained Glass & Pottery Workshop

Let your creativity go wild, choosing the colours, sizes and styles of your choice before fusing the pieces of glass together to create a stunning piece, ideal to display at home or give to a loved one for Christmas.

pottery workshops Cornwall

Based in a working studio just 15 minutes from the holiday cottages at Callestock, these taster sessions in St Agnes are run in an informal and supportive environment.

St Agnes, near Truro

Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday but it's best to call and book your place.

Visit the Stained Glass & Pottery Workshop website to learn more and book >>>


These fun and inspirational workshops are run by the lovely Dena O'Brien, from her Print Studio, a converted barn in the Cornish countryside.

screen printing workshops Cornwall

Dena has a Masters in Print from the Royal College of Art in London, and shares her enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to help you produce your very own customised t-shirt, lampshade or canvas bag.

The courses are based near Camborne and can be tailored to you - just contact Dena direct.

Learn more from the Kiwi Print Studio and book >>>

Expressive Watercolour Painting

Capture the beauty of the Cornish seaside or countryside in watercolour with a relaxing one-day workshop at Truro Arts. All materials and tuition are included in this workshop, which is delivered by an experienced local artist. You're bound to be inspired.

watercolour painting workshops Cornwall

Combine the creativity with some retail therapy and sample some of the city's quirky shops, cafes or restaurants. 

Browse all upcoming workshops at Truro Arts and book your place >>>

Lino Print your own Christmas Cards

It will be Christmas before we know it, and there's no better way to get into the festive spirit than a day spent designing and making your own Christmas cards.

handmade Christmas card workshop Cornwall

Based once more in Truro Arts, you'll have the opportunity to create your own design and print up to ten cards using traditional lino printing techniques.

Learn more and book your place at the Christmas Card Printing Workshop in Truro >>>

Craft Fairs in Cornwall

If you'd rather let someone else do all the hard work, head to one of Cornwall's fabulous craft fairs to admire the huge array of handmade, artisan products available.

Cornish Christmas craft fairs

Meet the Cornish producers who dedicate their lives to creating excellent quality food, drink, soft furnishings, ornaments, art, ceramics and clothing, all under one roof.

Etsy Made Local, Penryn, Cornwall

The craft community of Cornwall come together to share their finest work at this annual event. Hosted at the university campus near Falmouth, the fair showcases local makers, designers and illustrators, making your Christmas shopping a breeze.

Learn more about the Penryn Fair >>>

Healey's Cyder Farm

They've been making fresh cyder from their own apples since 1986, and this annual event is a celebration of traditions, old-fashioned crafts and great quality gifts.

Healey's opens its doors every weekend from late November for Christmas shopping, craft demonstrations, tours of the farm and talks. Keep warm on a cold Winter's day with expertly brewed mulled cyder and brandy hot chocolates, made to order and served throughout the event.

10am-5pm, every weekend from Saturday 23 November

Plan your visit to the Healey's Cyder Farm Craft Fair >>>

Cornish Winter Fair, Wadebridge

Celebrate all things farming and food at the Cornish Winter Fair, held at Wadebridge's Royal Cornwall Events Centre.

Try your hand at milking a (mock!) cow, groom a pony and sample some of the finest flavours from the region's food and drink producers. There will also be over 100 trade stands, local arts and craft stalls, cookery and art demonstrations. 

10am-5pm Saturday 16 November, 2019

Learn more about the Fair at Wadebridge Showground >>>

Short Breaks at Callestock

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Cornwall, to enjoy the vibrant colours of the golden leaves and the breath-taking sunsets. It's also the ideal time to plan ahead and get your Christmas shopping underway - either by hitting the festive craft fairs or chanelling your inner artist to create your own unique Cornish gift.  

autumn crafting breaks in Cornwall Callestock Courtyard

Book three or four nights in your own Cornish hideaway at Callestock Courtyard Cottages - breaks start at just £280. Call Liz today on 01872 540445 or check prices and availability online.