Pop-Up Open at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

We’re open – for 6 days only.  Pop in for a browse, lots to choose from!

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Craftpoint Easter Pop-Up Shop

I’ve been a bad blogger recently,  spending a lot of time getting the message out via Facebook.  Today,  I’m back with some very exciting news of Craftpoint’s Easter Pop-Up shop which opens tomorrow,  Good Friday,  at the Royal Cornwall Museum (RCM), River St, Truro.

The RCM is a great venue for the pop-up as it marries the past with the present, and it’s on a high street making it easy for customers to drop in when they’re out shopping.

As always, Craftpoint  showcases  a mix of interior products and gift items including tableware, cushions, jewellery, furniture, glassware, prints, bags, ceramics, fashion accessories, cards and much more.    For the Easter pop-up we have products from around 25 designer-makers based in Cornwall.    The shop now includes pottery from Michel Francois who has previously worked  at the Leach Pottery in St Ives and makes rustic French style tableware and the finest porcelain bowls inspired by his love of tea.  He spent 6 years researching and devising fine tea ware for both Chinese and Japanese tea and exports his work to Asian markets.

Celadon Tea Jar by Michel Francoise

Apparently we’re in for a sizzler this weekend so when you’re out and about drop in to see us and see what’s new from our local designer-makers.

Gold Poppy Earriings by Victoria Walker

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Just a quickie blog this morning.  I just wanted to share some interesting links I’ve come across over the last couple of days.

1.  A new book by Start Up Kit by Emma  Jones from Enterprise Nation aimed at helping  start-up businesses – also includes £400 of vouchers and offers from various partners like moo.com.  I haven’t read it but worth checking out.

2.  Origin 2011 have put out their call for exhibitors for the September show in Spitalfields, London – deadline 29th March 2011.

3.  Just a few days left to apply for Jerwood Makers Open – deadline Monday 21st February.

4.  Honda, the car manufacturers, are sponsoring a competition for UK makers, Hand Made in Britain

Enjoy!  I usually put links on Craftpoint’s Facebook page,  so why not pop by sometime and if you like it – press the button!

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Metaphorically speaking

William Shakespeare famously wrote the following in As You Like It:

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players;  a metaphor which has been shortened to ‘all the world’s a stage’ in the language of today.

I love metaphors, both verbal and visual,  and have been thinking how they can help you in your business.  Metaphors are used widely in marketing, which is something I’ll pick up in a later post.  In the meantime, are you making hay while the sun shines or perhaps just keeping the wolf from the door or just about to dip your toe in the water.  At whatever stage your business, these metaphors conjure up a very clear picture of exactly where you’re at. Continue reading

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How are creatives weathering the recession?

Check out MyCake’s benchmark bulletin for their up to date view on how creative businesses are weathering the recession.  Past bulletins can be found on MyCake,  an online toolkit to help you manage the financial side of your business simply and easily.

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Can we be creative and have it all?

Good morning!  This free e-book, Freedom, Money and Time – the key to creative success,  from Mark McGuinness is popular at the moment.  freedom217ST.  What are your views?  Why not add a comment?

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Jump on the 2011 rollercoaster

We’re one month in to 2011, and seem to be living in times of highs and lows, many of them unprecedented.  The government cuts continue to slash left, right and centre with new victims facing the guillotine pretty much on a weekly if not daily basis.  News that our economy shrank by 0.5% from Oct-Dec 2010 was blamed partly on our coldest December for 100 years. Continue reading

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Fast forward to 2011

That’s what it feels like!  My last post was about 4 days left of Craftpoint before Christmas – and now it’s all over, Christmas indulgences enjoyed, New Year’s resolutions made and broken and January is picking up pace.  Let’s rewind a moment and take a last look at Craftpoint at Christmas http://bcove.me/7k1h84wd.

Now I can wish you all Happy New Year and perhaps remake those resolutions!  Also to let you know that the Craftpoint website is under development – http://www.craftpoint.net – where you can currently sign up for more information when we go live.


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Final 4 days of Craftpoint

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the countdown to the opening of Craftpoint was underway.  Now there are only 4 days of shopping left!  Despite some very cold and icy weather shoppers have popped in to Craftpoint and have been thrilled with what they have found.  If you’re a last minute shopper – don’t panic, Craftpoint is open until Thursday 23rd December – including late night shopping.   Click here for glimpse of what is on offer

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Craftpoint is open for 3 weeks only

This week has been a whirl!  Battling with the weather, set up day on Tuesday, opening on Wednesday and switching on of Falmouth Christmas lights last night with the parade through town.  Customers are making lovely comments on the shop and the products  and the snow is hopefully clearing away – so all is good!

Don’t forget Craftpoint offers you a fab selection of interior products and gift items including tableware,  cushions, jewellery, furniture, glassware, prints, bags, accessories and much more.  We have products from around thirty designer makers so there really is something to suit all tastes .   I can also tell you a little about the makers which makes your purchase even more personal and special.  Craftpoint is open for 3 weeks only leading up to Christmas and with prices starting at just a few pounds, that elusive gift can be found.  Come and see for yourself – at The Poly, Church St, Falmouth!

Craftpoint Christmas 2010

Craftpoint Christmas 2010

Craftpoint Christmas 2010

Craftpoint Christmas 2010

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