We’re a group of contemporary designers and makers based in Cornwall: we normally put on a brilliantly sparkly, modern Christmas fair full of cool handmade gifts in November; but since 2020 we have moved our events to online after making the decision to keep everyone safe and unstressed.
Our group started out in 2016 as Etsy Makers Cornwall, in response to a call out from Etsy who were looking for local Etsy teams to host Etsy Made Local events. The first three Etsy Made Local Cornwall Christmas events were held in St Ives with 40 stallholders; then as they were so popular, in 2019 we moved to Penryn Campus where we hosted 70 stallholders and over 5,000 visitors during the weekend: everyone who came loved the fantastic buzzy atmosphere and fresh, modern gifts and treats they could find there.
Until we feel that real life face-to-face events will be safe for our makers and customers we will continue to run online events.
In 2021 we made the decision to rebrand as Makers Cornwall, to become more inclusive to allow others who don’t have Etsy shops to join our group.
Makers Cornwall is also an active networking group on Facebook, where makers, artists and related businesses in the creative industry in Cornwall can share information and connect with fellow small micro businesses. We also publish details of upcoming Makers Cornwall events on this group. If you would like to be part of the Makers Cornwall networking group, please follow the link to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1714833602092468