About Us

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 Cornwall.

With over 80 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.

Whether you're seeking a gift for a loved one, or shopping for yourself, we have something to suit all tastes. Explore our selection here on our online shop, or come in to see us for our full range.

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, 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.

Postage & Packing

Everything that you see for sale on our online shop is stored, handpacked and posted to you from our bricks and mortar shop. We're a small team, and are generously supported by a dedicated group of volunteers.

Please see our full shipping policy here.

We try our best to get your order to you as quickly as we can, but if you need your item by a specific date please do get in touch with us first to see if we can help. The best way to do this is to email us at info@thepoly.org, or give us a call on 01326 319461.

Join us

If you're a local artist or maker working in the applied arts interested in having your work stocked in The Guild, we'd love to hear from you! We're always on the hunt for new and exciting pieces.

Send an application form to guild@thepoly.org with some information about your work and some photos and we'll be in touch.

Our Shop

We’d love to welcome you to our Falmouth shop on Church Street in the heart of our seaside town.

We also host exhibitions, run a community pottery, and offer a vibrant programme of film and live events. If you're in Falmouth, please do pop in to see us. You can find out 'what's on' on our website.


The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EG

Guild Shop Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm.