Hence helping to maintain special crafts for future generations.
Craft Workshops in Clovelly fit beautifully into the Custodians ethos behind the drive to keep the village as the historical, thriving, working village it is today.
The Silk Shop has an array of colourful scarves and beautiful hand-printed fabrics. These are mainly the creations of the distinguished textile designer, Ann Jarvis. One of the highlights in Ann’s collection is the Rex Whistler range. The celebrated artist, Rex Whistler (1905-1934), created the ‘Clovelly’ Toile de jouy design for his friend, Christine Hamlyn. They depict six charming views interspersed with vignettes of flowers and maritime objects.
Ann and her husband moved to and opened the Silk Shop at Clovelly after she had been head of the design studio team at Liberty of London Prints for 10 years. Ann and her daughter, Ellie, later taught Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer how to print silk-velvet devoré scarves. Shown on the ‘Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas’ broadcast on Channel 4.
The Pottery Shop was established in 1992 by Clive Pearson. Clive is well-known in the North Devon area for his use of vivid colours on his beautifully glazed and hand-thrown pots. He hand-engraves and dates each pot individually. It thus gives all his customers unique memories of Clovelly and Devon. When browsing the shop, choose Clive’s own or other famous Devon and West Country potters’ beautiful pots and a range of high-quality decorative ceramics and domestic ware.
Sarah Harper of The Soap Company Shop has real passion for making natural, ethical, sustainable soaps. She had previously supplied all her natural high quality soap to local and high-end London retailers when living in London. She and her husband then decided to decamp from London to take a home here in Clovelly. This move actually inspired her to take lots of fresh inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. The range now on sale includes natural, botanical and popular seaweed soaps, fragrant candles, bath bombs, beard and shaving soaps and much more.