25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Junk Mail Art


Cathy, part of Helford Artists Collective, a Collage Artist repurposing old magazines into vibrant paper collages, showcasing favourite Cornish places

Cathy is a Collage Artist residing in Cornwall. With years of experience in the craft industry she followed her passion and became a full-time artist five years ago. Embracing the vibrant artistic community in Cornwall, she specialises in creating captivating paper collages.

Drawing inspiration from the Cornish landscape Cathy hand-cuts and layers recycled paper, Sustainability is at the core of her artistic process, as she repurposes old magazines and junk mail, giving them new purpose.

Having spent considerable time in the handicrafts market and travelled the far east, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her artistic pursuits. Today, she channels her creativity into depicting favourite places and celebrating everyday beauty through her unique paper collages.

Cathy’s art has found a home in retail outlets throughout Cornwall, allowing local communities and visitors to embrace and appreciate the beauty of the region. Additionally, she showcases and sells her creations online, including her own website.

With a studio based in a traditional stone Cornish Cottage and a garden with fabulous views over the Helford River and sea beyond, Cathy welcomes you to sit in the garden and take in the scenery whilst visiting her studio.

Cathy is also one of the founding members of the Helford Artists Collective, a small group of Artists who live and work by the Helford River across a variety of mediums, all of whom will be participating in Open Studios this year, forming a short circuit ideal for visiting within the same day. Close by are the fabulous Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens, the Helford River and its swimming beaches, Burdock Vean Hotel and Ferryboat Inn.

Opening Times
11am - 5pm

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

Go through Mawnan Smith towards Helford Passage, once out of the village take a left to Durgan/Bosveal,. We are the last house on the left before Bosveal carpark. Our car park is right opposite the house with a rope across.
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The venue has on site parking
The venue is accessible to people with mobility difficulties
The venue is family friendly

Accessibility Information
Downstairs studio with a flat access through a wicket, across a lawn and through a front door and second door.