We’re hugely proud of Cornwall and the wealth of creative talent we have here. It’s these local makers and craftspeople who’ve inspired our new collection, Potters & Painters.

St Ives is renowned for its thriving artistic community and remarkable quality of light. Surrounded by white sands and turquoise seas, it’s little wonder this pretty coastal town inspires artists and holiday-makers alike.

We’ve teamed up with some of our friends to offer one lucky winner a creativity-filled week in St Ives, where you’ll get to experience workshops at some of the studios the town has to offer.

Try your hand at creating a masterpiece at the St Ives School of Painting, where you’ll have the waves of the Atlantic crashing against Porthmeor beach as the soundtrack to a painting or drawing workshop.

You will also have the chance to spend time at the Leach Pottery, where you’ll learn the fundamentals of throwing pots while surrounded by the iconic designs of Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada.

And after all that creativity, you’ll enjoy relaxing in the luxurious surroundings of Sail Lofts St Ives. A tranquil seaside retreat, these stunning apartments are the perfect base to unwind and explore all the area has to offer.

To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favourite creative pursuit, and we’ll pick a winner on Monday 5th March 2018.

The prize consists of:

  • £190 voucher for St Ives School of Painting
  • Half-day taster workshop at The Leach Pottery
  • Seven night self-catering stay in Sail Lofts – St Ives’ property Beach, sleeping up to six people.

More about our partners

St Ives School of Painting

Since 1938 St Ives School of Painting have been running art classes from their spacious studios overlooking Porthmeor beach. Class sizes are small and tutors are current contemporary artists with a skilled approach to teaching. Courses are tailored for all levels, from complete beginners to those with more experience and all materials are provided which makes packing easy.

The Leach Pottery

Considered by many to be the birthplace of British studio pottery, the restored Leach Pottery site includes a museum created to celebrate the life, work, influences and legacy of Bernard Leach. Exhibition, gallery and shop spaces provide regular shows throughout the year showcasing work by leading regional, national and international studio potters.

Sail Lofts St Ives

Nestled in the heart of St Ives, the Sail Lofts’ luxury self-catering apartments are just minutes away from the golden sands of Porthmeor beach. Arguably one of the most beautiful spots in Cornwall, St Ives offers Blue Flag beaches, restaurants, cafes and boutique shops all within a two-minute walk from their award-winning accommodation.

Terms & conditions
The prize draw is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over, except employees of Seasalt, their families, agents or any third party directly associated with administration of the competition.
The prize draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. All entries must be submitted via comment on this blog post and only one entry per person is permitted.
The closing date of the competition is midnight on 4th March 2018. Entries received after this time will not be counted. Seasalt accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault.
The winner will be chosen at random by Seasalt within 7 days of the end of the competition. The winner will receive: a £190 voucher for St Ives School of Painting, no cash alternative, booking must be made before 1st May 2018; a half day taster session at the Leach Pottery; a seven-night self-catering stay in Sail Lofts – St Ives 3 bedroom property Beach, to be taken between 5 October 2018 – 28 March 2019 and to be booked by 30 April 2018. This prize is limited to a maximum of 6 people. The prize excludes school holidays, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. The prize is subject to availability. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Travel costs are not included in the prize; the winners will need to make their own travel arrangements.
The winner will be notified by email or telephone and must confirm their details to claim their prize.
If a winner does not respond to Seasalt within 28 days of being contacted, Seasalt reserves the right to select another winner. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
If Seasalt or any of the competition partners are unable to provide the stated prize, they reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or higher value. Seasalt’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Entrants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. Seasalt reserves the right to cancel or suspend the competition where necessary.
Insofar as is permitted by law, Seasalt, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Seasalt, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Winners agree to the use of their name for promotional purposes.
This competition is governed by English law and entrants submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.