We stock a small range of specially produced prints, books, scarfs and DVDs, and mostly only available from the Trust.
We stock three books which are specifically relevant to Porthmeor Studios. Fishing & Painting is a field guide to The Maritime Artist, Mark Dion’s installation at Porthmeor Studios, in which MJ Long’s beautiful illustrations are accompanied by commentary from fisherman Chris Care and artist John Emanuel. The Remains of the Pilchard Fishery by Dr Ferguson, assisted by Brian Stevens, records the fast disappearing evidence of the buildings once connected with the industry. Permanence was conceived and edited by two Exeter University MA students, Emma Easy and Paul Tucker, and includes a selection of stories, interviews and poems connected with Porthmeor Studios and the renovation project in 2012.
The Trust commissioned Leach Pottery to produce a Jug to commemorate the renovation of Porthmeor Studios in 2012. It was designed by renowned ceramicist Jack Doherty, and finished with the four colours of the Leach tableware range: Black, Gold, Russet and Grey, the winter colours of the moors around St Ives.
Porthmeor Studios & Cellars was built for the pilchard industry. Pilchards: A Brief History of the Cornish Sardine is a film which tells the story of the pilchard industry in Cornwall, charting its glory days and decline, to its resurgence today.
Two limited edition prints were specially commissioned to support the work of the Trust. Eleven (2012) is a limited edition portfolio of eleven prints by artists working in Porthmeor Studios, Trewarveneth Studios and Anchor Studio, and one by Trust Director Michael Porter. Blue Light is an edition of 175 lithographs which Anthony Frost made in association with the St Ives Printing and Publishing Company.
Two Porthmeor Silk Scarfs were designed as a result of a collaboration with textile design students from Falmouth University. Nineteen students were given a brief to design the classic fashion accessory, a printed silk scarf, inspired by the Porthmeor Studio artists, St Ives or the Penwith landscape. The winning designs, Abstract St Ives by Poppy Thaxter and A St Ives Stroll by Megan Jones, were selected by a panel of judges comprising Sophie Chadwick, print designer and co-founder of Seasalt, Barry Sinton, owner of Barton Books and previously at Liberty and Tate St Ives, and Victoria Sargent, print designer at Beckford Silks.