Welcome to The Guild

The Poly's showcase for local makers and artists

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Our Story

A contemporary craft and design shop in the heart of Falmouth, The Guild was founded in 2015. Our aim is to champion the work of our local creative community of makers and craftspeople. 

We handpick everything in our shop, and exclusively curate work with a local connection. All the artists we work with are based in Falmouth and Penryn, or have studied at higher education in Cornwall. With over 70 artists in our network, we have a diverse range of artistic disciplines in store. We stock the finest in local ceramics, prints, textiles, jewellery and more. Our ethos focuses on quality, craftsmanship and originality.

Our History

We have a long-standing relationship with the local artistic community, and have been at the heart of Falmouth since 1833. 

The Poly was set up by two sisters, Anna Maria and Caroline Fox, who were also involved in establishing the forerunner to Falmouth University, Falmouth Art School. 

The Poly was founded to 'promote the useful and fine arts, to encourage industry, and to elicit the ingenuity of a community distinguished for its mechanical skill'. These founding principles are as important to us today as they were in 1833.

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