The craft centre
Trelowarren has provided the main exhibition and retail space for the Cornwall Crafts Association since 1978, when the CCA set up its first permanent gallery in a Georgian stable-block on the estate with the aid of a grant from the Crafts Council.
Although there is now a second gallery at Trelissick, ours remains the association's largest display-space, with the additional benefit of a shop where visitors and guests can buy items on display throughout the year.
The gallery houses a changing portfolio of multi-media crafts, including pottery and ceramics, textiles, jewellery, sculpture and furniture. Only fine art - which has its own separate space on the estate - and reproduction work are excluded by the association's selection process.
A full and varied programme of exhibitions
The changing themes and dates of exhibitions can be found on the CCA's website together with details of externally produced, travelling exhibitions and displays which punctuate the local programme or for further details and opening times please phone 01326 221567.
The work is of a universally high standard, as you would expect of an association founded by the well-known weaver Joan Lee and presided over by HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, who wrote:
"Visitors to the association's exhibitions cannot fail to be impressed by members' skills and flair by which, through work exhibited, our lives are enriched."
"My family has lived here for almost six hundred years and I am determined that future generations of both my own family and visitors from around the world enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed - an unspoiled and peaceful community"Sir Ferrers Vyvyan