Cornwall LivingIssue #111

Exciting times ahead

The namesake of a three-bearded rockpool fish in its hometown of St Ives, the artistic reach of Whistlefish has extended well beyond its base in the south west.

Founded by artist Lyn Thompson, Whistlefish designs and prints stunning greeting cards, art and stationery, as well as providing the discerning shopper with a range of beautiful gifts, especially perfect if you’re buying for somebody who holds Cornwall close to their heart.

From originally starting out 25 years ago as a greeting card wholesaler, the company now has galleries throughout
the south west in all classic Cornish beauty spots, including St Ives, Padstow and Newquay.

Named after a three-bearded rockpool fish in its hometown of St Ives, Whistlefish is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary. Indeed, despite the challenges of the past year, it is still a time for optimism at Whistlefish, with the 12 galleries all receiving a complete refresh in 2021. Filled with beautiful products designed by both existing and exciting new artists who have joined the family, wherever you are in the south west, the team’s range of artisanal wares are never out of reach.

The range of cards produced by Whistlefish has evolved over the years and is now extensive enough to cover all occasions, for all manner of recipients. What’s more, with a team of talented designers based at their Cornish HQ, Whistlefish are constantly producing and releasing fresh new card designs throughout the year.

Over the years, Whistlefish has built up quite a following of long-term customers who already love the brand, and with plans in place for continued growth into 2021, it seems that there is a bright and arty future for this much-loved Cornish company.


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