WILD WEST WORKS
A unique collection of Cornish art

The Work

Below you will find a selection of the products for sale at Wild West Works. All are made by people living within 10 miles of St Just, whose work retains a local identity, often keeping lost skills alive. These crafts people aim to create sustainably in the essentially fragile economy that Wild West Works wants to support.

The Potters

Lincoln Kirby-Bell

Lincoln Kirby-Bell is a prolific ceramicist based in Newlyn. His work is known for its iconic tribal decoration and celebration of colour

Lucie Sivicka

Lucie Sivicka shares a workshop with Lincoln Kirby-Bell. Her original pottery is often decorated with peaceful characters, both people and animals

Dan Hides

Dan Hides is also based in Newlyn. His earthenware is of high quality, perfect in balance and proportion and typically decorated with traditional colours: red, cream, green or blue.

The Makers

Caroline Watling

The Beach Beckons is the textile company of Caroline Watling, whose studio is in the same building as Wild West Works. She spins, dyes and weaves beautiful scarves and tea towels. She works with a wide range of fibres, including angora, merino, cashmere, cotton and even tinsel (a silk-like yarn made from eucalyptus). She finds her colour inspiration from local landscapes, with sky and seascapes reflected in her work.

Nick Henshall

Shadowed Earth is a joint father and daughter enterprise. Based in Newlyn, Nick works with wood and Jess creates jewellery.

Nick uses local sycamore to produce very particular vessels. He carves, turns and burnishes the wood, working with the shapes and marks that the tree has contributed, all finished off beautifully with beeswax. The other half of Shadowed Earth,  Jess uses recycled silver to create earrings and rings. Her style is classical simplicity, which makes the most of the metal she is reworking.

Both Nick and Jess’ work create ‘style with sustainability’, an approach Wild West Works is keen to promote.

Jess Henshall

Shadowed Earth is a joint father and daughter enterprise. Based in Newlyn, Nick works with wood and Jess creates jewellery.

Nick uses local sycamore to produce very particular vessels. He carves, turns and burnishes the wood, working with the shapes and marks that the tree has contributed, all finished off beautifully with beeswax. The other half of Shadowed Earth,  Jess uses recycled silver to create earrings and rings. Her style is classical simplicity, which makes the most of the metal she is reworking.

Both Nick and Jess’ work create ‘style with sustainability’, an approach Wild West Works is keen to promote.