Wednesday, February 17, 2010

An Gwella

Following the success of the wonderful SHINE exhibition last year, the Cornwall Craft Association (CCA), the most prestigious craft and design and association in the county is thrilled to announce the launch of it's brand new and expanded contemporary craft and supplies show, "An Gwella".
For nearly thirty years the Cornwall Crafts Association has supported the craftmakers resident in Cornwall to encourage the highest standards of design and making. It also aims to reach a wider audience to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of contemporary design-led craftwork.
The Association is a member-driven self-supporting charity and has, since its inception in 1973, gained a reputation nationally for the quality of craftwork of its past and present members and attracts a wide-ranging audience from around the country. Exhibiting with the Association not only provides an outlet for selling work, but also allows the craftworker direct contact with customers who often commission work privately.
The President of the Association, HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, says: "Visitors to the Association cannot fail to be impressed by member's skill and flair by which, through work exhibited, our lives are enriched."
An Gwella means “The Best” and this is the basis of our new show; the best opportunity you will have in 2010 to get your work in front of over 6,000 committed and enthusiastic buyers from all over the county and all over the world; the best opportunity these buyers will have in 2010 to see and select from the very best the designers, makers and craftspeople of Cornwall have to offer; and the best opportunity you will have next year to market yourself to the widest possible audience of craft and design driven publications and educational facilities in the country.
Supported by several key national and locally based craft and design magazines and centres of excellence, the An Gwella show has been developed by the largest and most prestigious designer / maker association in the South West, to celebrate the quality and diversity of contemporary Cornish crafts and design. Delivering a ‘one-stop-shop’ for the best designers and makers, as well as a host of supplies not previously readily available in Cornwall.
If you have any questions or require any additional information please do not hesitate to either email or call Rhonda on 07786 385 364.
We very much look forward to receiving your application and having you join us at what will be the best craft and design event of 2010!

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