A new opportunity……

About to go into the local newspaper this week…..

*Calling all creatives with skills in the ‘lost arts’. . . .

Following a successful year with artist in residence, local felt and print maker Lou Tonkin, The Lost Gardens of Heligan are looking to extend their creative branches and become home to a host of champion contemporary makers.Inspired by crafts of a bygone era, Heligan wants to create a resurgence of ‘lost arts and creative skills’ and in doing so, is looking for contemporary craftsmen and women with unique skills to join a select team of Heligan Makers.
“It’s been a fantastically popular year for Lou and her Heligan inspired felt and print work, now our visitors are simply ‘hungry’ for more. Heligan has always worked hard to preserve its horticultural traditions and practices and this venture is no different; except it’s about crafts and creativity.

So whether you’re a jewellery maker, a painter, a wood turner, a printmaker, or something we haven’t thought of, as long as you can create unique contemporary hand crafted products, we would love to hear from you”

The Heligan Makers will be able to draw inspiration from one of the most romantic and diverse gardens in Britain to create hand crafted, unique Heligan inspired items.
In addition, there may be the opportunity for Heligan Makers to not only draw inspiration from the gardens but to also create hand-crafted items with Heligan product. The Heligan Estate already produces quality timber, charcoal and wool; the latter of which is the base for all of Lou’s felt creations.

If you would like to look as happy as Lou and think that you are an artist with a ‘lost skill’ who has what it takes, then we would love to hear from you. Simply email makers@heligan.com with a small biography of who you are and what you do alongside a selection of 5 images of your work.