Cornwall LivingIssue #93
A winter gem
Head to the Jewellery Workshop in Porthleven to discover the perfect gift this Christmas.
It’s the season for good tidings, for the exchange of gifts and for spending time with our families. There’s something wonderful about finding the perfect gift, and the look of delight on our loved ones’ faces as they open their present is hard to beat. If you’re after jewellery this year then we wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Porthleven Jewellery Workshop.
“I hope that the love and passion we have for our work shines through.”
The beautiful location – set back from the harbour in Porthleven – is reason enough to visit, featuring stunning collections that will take your breath away. The shop has an inviting display of beautiful designs, from bangles and watches, to earrings and bespoke one-off pieces.
Run by owners Clair and Paul, their story began when they moved to Cornwall and started selling their Harlequin range of jewellery at a market stall on Porthleven harbour. Eight years down the line and they own a shop on one side of the harbour and a jewellery workshop on the other. “I’ve always had a love for jewellery,” says Clair. “I created our Harlequin range and regularly make unique one-off pieces using sterling silver and semi-precious stones.” The Harlequin range is displayed alongside other collections created by local Cornish artists.
For Paul, opening the shop and workshop was a natural progression. “After a few successful years at the Porthleven Harbour Market, I realised how much I enjoyed the creative side of jewellery. I went back to school and attended a three-year course at Truro College, gaining a BA Honours degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design. I hope that the love and passion we have for our work shines through.”
Paul and Clair’s love for their craft certainly does shine through, and if you too would like to discover the beauty of crafting jewellery, why not book on to a jewellery making course at the workshop for a truly unique gift this year? “We would like to extend a big thank you to all our customers,” says Paul. “We wish them a very merry Christmas and all the best for the year ahead.”
Not sure what to buy that special someone for Christmas? A gift voucher is the perfect solution! With pieces ranging from just £6.50, to unique and bespoke creations, your loved one can pick a gift to suit their style.
The Jewellery Workshop
"I hope that the love and passion we have for our work shines through."