27th May – 4th June 2023 Creative Kernow

Caroline Cleave


A working studio in the heart of the village which captures the vibrant essence of Port Isaac through paintings and printmaking.

My studio is situated opposite my home, follow the signs and you will find it nestled in the valley of Port Isaac. It is an old fish store filled with an eclectic mix of finds which influence my paintings and prints. My work celebrates a strong sense of place and I enjoy working on a large and small scale and am captivated by subjects which are both familiar and unassuming such as wild flowers, stonewalls, pebbles and the daily catch of lobsters and crab. The subjects I’m drawn to are based on shared stories, folklore and yarns about the village of the past. These touch on themes such as the passage of time and through them I like to subtly hint at issues associated with those living and working in a rapidly changing coastal and rural environment, but of equal importance their simple beauty evokes the place I love.

I will be running a workshop on Tuesday 30th and Thursday 1st June 1pm – 3pm for 6 people, which will involve exploring a sense of place and creating, through paint and print, a keepsake. Please contact me for more information and to book: 07966 501 156

A wider range of my work can be viewed at:
– Whitewater Contemporary Gallery, Polzeath: www.whitewatercontemporarygallery.co.uk
– Emma Ball Ltd world wide distribution and through her, the Royal National Life Boat Institute online shop: www.emmaball.co.uk or www.rnli.org

Opening Times
11am - 4:30pm

Opening Days
Sun 28th May
Mon 29th May
Tue 30th May
Wed 31st May
Thu 1st Jun
Fri 2nd Jun
Sat 3rd Jun
Sun 4th Jun

From the Life Boat House in the middle of Port Isaac two routes: 1. Down Middle Street to the dead end, turn right past a cottage through gates well signposted OR 2. Up Church Hill past Slipway Hotel, past phone and follow signs to valley path
The map used on this profile is powered by Google maps and the pin use postcodes rather than very specific locations, in some cases this may not be accurate and it is always worth checking the venue directions on the participants page.

The venue is family friendly
The venue is open all year round by appointment

Accessibility Information
Steps lead down to studio so inaccessible for wheelchairs. Garden access carries you across a stream and small bridge which makes access possible.