Thanks to everyone who took part in our “Design a Jute” workshop at the 2015 Port Eliot Festival. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer and more creative bunch!
We asked our workshoppers to make an illustration to go on a new Seasalt jute bag. They had just an hour to plan and draw their design on the the theme “Cornwall and the sea”. Everyone worked really hard and we were thrilled with all the wonderful finished designs (which you can see for yourself below). Read the rest of this entry »
The lighter nights are creeping in, the beautiful flowers are peeking through and the clocks will soon jump forward, all of which indicates one thing, spring is just around the corner (20th March)!
To herald winter’s end, our very clever Window Dressers have transformed the front of our shops with showers of bluebells.
Each flower is made by hand- the team delicately cut the narrow bell-shapes out of card, folded them by hand and then secured the leaves using split-pins. The purple blooms are carefully hung with fishing wire or placed on a mannequin’s head!
Keep up to date with what our window team are up to by following them on Pinterest.
Here’s a lovely Seasalt reindeer template for you to use in your Christmas crafts.
You could cut around them to make biscuits, chop out some felt deer to decorate your Christmas stockings or even try your hand at making our festive bunting.
Bunting’s not just for summer! Decorate and add colour to your home with this fun seasonal garland strung across your windowsills and shelves. Try this easy homespun project and don’t forget to share your pictures with us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram!
We continue to draw from the life and work of Denys Val Baker for our AW14 collection, and his autobiographical novel The Sea’s in the Kitchen provided the inspiration for our most recent catalogue.
As part of our new Cornish Home range, we’ve launched our very own greetings cards. These cards are extra special – all are unique and exclusively designed for us by our in-house Seasalt Artists.
Fancy finding out more? Here’s a quick rundown of our lovely team and the inspiration behind a few of the designs:
Our March window theme is Daffodils and window dressers Kathryn and Tara have been busy making lovely Cornish daffodils.
Kathryn and Tara made the daffs using tiny pompoms of wool, attached them onto the end of bamboo sticks and then wrapped tissue paper petals around the pom pom. Each daffodil has its own unique name, which has been stamped onto the luggage tags.
The inspiration for the window came from Ron Scamp, a daffodil breeder in Falmouth. You can read his story here
You can see lots more window displays and craft ideas on Kathryn & Tara’s new Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltclothing/seasalt-window-displays/
The Leach Pottery is inviting people to apply for the Seasalt Bursary to train and study as a potter at their world famous studios in St Ives.
The Bursary is for the role of Apprentice Potter and people of all ages are welcome to apply. It is aimed at a beginner with a genuine interest in a future career in production pottery. The lucky person will receive training in all aspects of production and studio activities and by the end of the year they will be producing high level pottery work!
The position is full time, paid and will initially last for 12 months but with the possibility of becoming a full member of the Leach Pottery production team.
If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for this exciting bursary then please click here for more information
Seasalt Joint Managing Director, Neil Chadwick, with Julia Twomlow, Leach Pottery Director
We are excited to announce that we are launching a Seasalt Bursary where we will be offering one lucky person the enviable opportunity to train and study as a potter at the famous Leach Pottery in St Ives.
Julia Twomlow, Leach Pottery Director, said, “The Leach Pottery has always attracted potters, students and apprentices from across the world. We want to invite someone with no experience or skills in pottery but bags of enthusiasm and creativity and provide them with the best possible training experience to become a fully-fledged potter.”
Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Japanese artist, Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is now a UK charity. Alongside promoting the work and life of Bernard Leach, it also works to further the development of studio pottery and encourage young talent through its studio and education programme. With long-held strong links to the creative community, particularly, in St Ives, we are delighted to provide backing for this innovative 12-month scheme.
Seasalt Joint Managing Director, Neil Chadwick, said, “We’ve always loved and been inspired by St. Ives and its artistic heritage. We’ve been involved with the Leach to some degree for many years and the Seasalt Bursary feels like the next exciting step together.”
The Leach Pottery will be inviting applications for the scheme very soon but will be looking for someone who is available for 12 months and has natural enthusiasm and skill. We are providing the bursary towards the establishment of this position on an annual basis.
The Seasalt Bursary coincides with the launch of a unique collection of tableware created by the Leach Pottery for us which will be available from mid April in selected shops and online www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk