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
Our January window theme is Seed heads and window dressers, Kathryn and Tara, have been busy on their sewing machines making giant cow parsleys and teasels.
Our 2013 Christmas window displays feature giant paper pine trees inspired by vintage Scandinavian prints. Hanging in the tree tops are sparkly sequin stars which are really easy and fun to make – read our how to guide . The display was recognized in Falmouth’s annual “Best Dressed Christmas Window” competition.
We love the magic and sparkle of Christmas lights as they twinkle along our beautiful coastline. So wrap up warm, grab a mince pie and join us at some of our favourite displays.
Top row (L-R): Raine Clarke, Faith Davies, Val Newman. Bottom row (L-R): Jacquie Heathcote, Ewan Jones.
The entries flooded in for our charity Christmas card competition this year and the judging took place this morning. We know all the budding designers are keen to know if they have won, so drum roll please…
As we heave a sigh with a heavy heart at the passing of our dear friend summer, worry not, autumn is starting to arrive and with it comes all sorts of seasonal treats. The change in the weather means the start of lots of good things, wrapping up in new knits, pulling on our boots and getting out on the cliffs to test our new rain coats.
So to celebrate the change in season here’s our guide to a few choice coastal walks in the south west, if you think we’ve missed a beauty leave a comment below and tell us about your suggestion.