The Sloop Craft Market

sloop-craft-market-extSituated behind the Sloop Inn, the Sloop Craft Market is a little enclave of studios displaying an eclectic mix of local, hand-made goods that you won’t find anyhwere else.

Originally this site comprised pilchard packing cellars, net and sail lofts, blacksmiths and sundry others linked with the fishing trade, but today it is home to a wonderful selction of bespoke art and craftwork in the heart of St Ives.



My studio is situated in the Sloop Craft Market which was started in 1969. It is a complex of eleven workshops in a picturesque and quiet courtyard. The workshops include stained glass artist, illustrators, painters, ceramists, jewellers and craft makers.

If you ever happen to be visiting St. Ives please come and visit my studio. Alongside the range of clocks, chalkboards, mirrors and plaques are many handmade things only available from my studio; Little bird sculptures made from clay and painted wooden blocks, Stitched and embroidered dogs and cats on stands, necklaces, pincushions and paintings.

New for 2016 are embroidered linen bags and beautiful apron dresses with whimsical birds and leaves embroidered onto them. there is a rail of 100% soft one-off cashmere upcycled cardigans and jumpers. Some with spots or stripes, with yarns and sari ribbon edgings, with foliage and bird imagery simply embroidered on to pockets or back panels. with the smaller pieces of cashmere a range of beautifully coloured scarves, which are individually designed, handmade and embroidered. For the colder months super soft cashmere wrist warmers and the newest products are cashmere leg warmers, perfect for extra warmth when dog walking or practising yoga.

I look forward to seeing you at the Sloop Craft Workshops in the centre of St.Ives behind the famous Sloop Inn.

© Maxine Pharoah 2019