I’m a garden designer who fell in love with plants and people in my teens and haven't stopped transforming gardens and outside spaces since. I have 25+ years of experience designing, installing and planting up places for people to enjoy and relax in as well as say 'wow'. I enjoy tailoring landscapes to the people who are going to use them, being sensitive to the people and history of a space as well as the existing features, textures, themes, etc. Plants are at the heart of my design practice and they really make gardens and the external environment come alive with colour, fragrance, air and living form.
But my garden design work is only part of my story and creative output. I moved to Cornwall to study a second degree in Fine Art at Falmouth University. Not surprisingly, my art practice is about place and people and landscape (and plants!) and I am currently working on an epic project to walk all across Cornwall between the triangulation points, documenting and recording life in various ways as I go along. I feel privileged and grateful to be able to do this work and am constantly amazed at what I see and find, feeling compelled to attempt to bottle up some of it for others to catch a glimpse of this amazing world and land we have been given.
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Photograph : Adrian Gee Wright
I'm a boatbuilder and joiner. I trained as a boatbuilder at Falmouth marine school and went on to work at Pendennis super yachts and Cockwells creating beautiful bespoke boats. In September 2018 I went self-employed after God prompted me to make the jump! I now do all things wood, from fitting doors to making bespoke oak windows and building green oak structures. It was daunting starting out but work continues to come in and I'm loving it!
Photograph : Hannah Woolley
I'm an Actor, Aerialist and Director based in Cornwall and the South West of England. Irish-born, raised in East Africa and scattered around the South West, I draw from a wide base of influences. My main goal is to tell stories, specifically using physicality and music to do so. My other influences include team sport, fine art, and Jesus.
Photograph : Charlotte Agnew
I run a fabric and homewares business called Seed Home Designs from my studio in a little village close to Falmouth. From the seed of an idea, my business has gradually expanded over the last 4 years from a small range of flora and nature inspired fabrics to include homewares, prints and cards which are available to purchase through my website. I also love working with customers & other businesses on bespoke fabric design and homewares commissions, so if this is of interest then do get in touch!
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Andres and Sara Altamirano
Sara and I always dreamed of working with communities back at home. I grew up in Ecuador and Sara grew up on a small coffee farm in Colombia and knows firsthand the difficulties small scale farmers face. We always felt we had a responsibility and a role to play in creating change. Rio Nuevo was founded with a vision – to partner with farmers in direct trade relationships that improve livelihoods. We source cocoa beans directly from farmers in Ecuador to make dark chocolate in small batches from bean to bar using artisanal methods. Our dream is to raise the bar and see a real change in how the chocolate industry can help develop sustainable livelihoods for cocoa-farming communities.
Photograph : Jessie Herbert
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I am a Marketing Consultant based in Falmouth, creating and delivering unique communication concepts. I explore new ways for brands to stand out to their audiences, and then design a meaningful solution for every brief.
Prior to setting up my business, I lived in Edinburgh and Sydney working for book publishing houses and London working for an anti-human trafficking charity. Having grown up in Cornwall and studied my BA in English Literature at Exeter University’s Penryn Campus, it was wonderful to return home in 2016 to do an MA in Communication Design at Falmouth University and become part of Harbour Church.
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I have been making and inventing original crafts since I was a child and host creative workshops for items such as greeting cards, corsages, gift boxes, jewellery, seasonal decorations and lots more.
I was born in Denmark and trained as a nurse in England before working in Tanzania for 10 years. Now back in Cornwall, my husband David and I work as ordained counsellors across Europe from our base in Falmouth. We have 16 grandchildren and a great grandchild at the last count.
What I enjoy most is seeing people discover their hidden talents through practical creative exploration, encouraging and enabling them to reach their full creative potential.
Photograph: Marksteen Adamson
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