Arts and Crafts

In the 1970s Peter Ellery and Barbara Wooton made a variety of pottery at the bottom of Norrad Slip in premises rented from the Stevenson family and previously occupied by Mullion Stores. The photograph to the left (archive reference 3640) shows the entrance to the Tremaen Pottery which had the showrooms upstairs.

Newlyn has a fascinating history of Arts and Crafts; besides pottery there was copper, jewellery, sculpture, textiles, and many other crafts. The most well-known was the Newlyn Art Metal Industry which emerged from the Industrial classes set up by some of the early Newlyn artists for the benefit of young fishermen. The Newlyn Art Metal Industry shop at one time occupied premises in New Road. This part of the archive consists of articles, cards, exhibition details, guidebooks, invitations, leaflets, letters, lists, photos, posters, programmes and reports. There is also much information in the separate cuttings archive.

View the Arts and Crafts Catalogue