25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Claire London


This pop up art studio will be on board the historic Lady Daphne, a 100 year old barge. Below decks you will find Claire London from Bear Studio Cornwall

In 2023 I set up studio based in St Austell, to work as a full time artist exploring my surrounds, studying natural forms colours and textures.
I enjoy working on small runs experimenting on whatever feels right at the time. Most of my pieces are painted on wood panels using acrylics.
I sell original art, signed prints and cards.

As well as working from my home studio I have also been collaborating with owners of a 100 year old barge in Charlestown harbour creating pop up art exhibitions working along side other local artist and running workshops creating mix media pieces using driftwood and pottery beach finds. I have also been exploring the Victorian art of seaweed pressing and will be demonstrating and selling finished pieces during the open studio week.

Lady Daphne is a beautiful 100 year old barge moored in the amazing Charlestown harbour it has recently won the Marsh Volunteer Award 2023 by the National Historic Ships UK and featured on BBC spotlight. Sam and Andy host many arts and music events thought out the year making the perfect venue for this years open studio. 2023 also marked Lady Daphne’s 100th Birthday.

If your interested in viewing my art, watching a demonstration or taking part in one of my workshops we welcome you on board.

Lady Daphne has a full licensed bar onboard.

Opening Times
11am - 5pm

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Tue 28th May
Wed 29th May
Thu 30th May
Fri 31st May
Sat 1st Jun
Sun 2nd Jun

Lady Daphne is situated in Charlestown Harbour. Head to to the harbour over the roundabout at the bottom of Charlestown Road. Walk down the slope to the harbour and Lady Daphne is moored at the bottom of the slope.
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 has toilet facilities
The venue is family friendly

Accessibility Information
Whilst we try to accommodate all ages and abilities, please note, there is no wheelchair access and some element of difficulty on board for those with restricted mobility.

Please be aware that Lady Daphne is an adapted early 20th Century cargo barge and those aboard are requested to exercise a higher degree of responsibility for their own safety, including hazards such as low ceilings, steep staircases, slippery decks (if wet or icy) etc, and many multi level trip hazards, both on and below deck.