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Phoenix Craft Workshop & Gallery

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Porthmellon Ind. Est., TR21 0JY, England
+44 1720 422962
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A lovely local set up

I love to see local work created by people who love creating. Although there are not loads of... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Tanna T
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Lots of local artists

Worth a visit if you like local crafts etc. Quite a few of them in this place but a bit out of the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
John W
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The Phoenix Craft Workshops comprise seven creative businesses under one roof. All the artists and craftspeople make their own, original work which they sell direct to the public. Any purchases are very well packed to take back to the mainland! Many of these artists also teach their skills to people visiting the studios, both adults and children. You can learn silk painting, stained glass, beaded jewellery or ceramic painting. Prices start from £8.50. It is advisable to phone beforehand if you would like to participate in a class, but it is sometimes possible to just drop in on the offchance. The workshops are only 10 minutes walk from the centre of town, or 15 from the quay. (You can use the Tripadvisor app to locate them.).
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Porthmellon Ind. Est., TR21 0JY, England
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I love to see local work created by people who love creating. Although there are not loads of different artists at work (maybe 8 or so) the standard of work that you see is skilled, imaginative and of good quality. Glass, ceramics, silk, felt, wood,...More

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whizzkiddo, Owner at Phoenix Craft Workshop & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Some of us also teach our art, so if you want to stay longer next time, please ask! If we're not too busy, you may learn a skill to keep you occupied for several hours.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Worth a visit if you like local crafts etc. Quite a few of them in this place but a bit out of the way.

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whizzkiddo, Owner at Phoenix Craft Workshop & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We're certainly a bit off the beaten track and you have to look for us, but I'm glad you thought it worth the effort.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We visited this on a very wet morning but although opening at 10am did little to amuse us for more than 30mins, very disappointingMore

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whizzkiddo, Owner at Phoenix Craft Workshop & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

It was indeed wet! I remember. We fall between two categories really: in the morning we are working studios, making the crafts to sell from our individual units, which is our main income. In the afternoons, we are sometimes able to offer workshops in Tiffany...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We have bought a number of pieces from the glass workshop over the years. The designs are unique and really capture the essence of the islands. They have a wide range of items, from souvenirs to larger signature bowls and sculptures

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Nice walk from town,although almost missed entrance-signage could be better! But,what a delight with a varied selection of local crafts.I purchased small piece of glass work from Oriel Hicks who I had the pleasure to meet.Also pottery,paintings and very unusual jewellery-worth a visit!More

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whizzkiddo, Owner at Phoenix Craft Workshop & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

I know our on-road signage isn't very visible and we could be easily missed. Sadly, it is all we're allowed by the local planning authority, which is why we put a map on our leaflets in the local tourist information centre and on our advertising...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

.We were delighted with the range of crafts on offer, and we were tempted to buy ! Unusual pictures, jwellery , woven items etc

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Ideal place to visit on a rainy day. There are several different workshops, each with their own individuality. We were especially impressed by the glass workings of Oriel Hicks. A lovely lady with bags of talent. Really interesting place.

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whizzkiddo, Owner at Phoenix Craft Workshop & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Many thanks for your comments. We have had some clever people doing classes here recently too, learning new skills!

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We nearly spent a fortune on such wonderful crafts and art work from so many talented people. You need to walk to find this place but well worth it.

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whizzkiddo, Owner at Phoenix Craft Workshop & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you for your review. We are a bit hidden, but do our best to make it a worthwhile trip.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

A bit off the beaten track, on a small industrial estate but there are some interesting craft workshops in the unit - certainly wort visiting on a wet day

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This craft workshop offers a range of crafts printed textiles, unique hand printed scilly scarves, glass work, silver smith, and limited edition art work. The workshop is located on a small industrial estate but it is worth the effort to pay it a visit. The...More

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whizzkiddo, Owner at Phoenix Craft Workshop & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Julia's work is indeed beautiful and very original. Sadly, she only has one day a week in the studio as she has other commitments.

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