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A sto­ry of plants and peo­ple told through jew­ellery, by Anna Pope.

24/09/22 – 19/11/22
Opening Times
Sun–Tue, Closed
Wed–Sat, 11:00 – 17:00
Jewelwithy is a project by jeweller Anna Pope exploring the threatened 'withy' or lobster pot craft and its heritage in the South West of England. A withy pot is a traditional type of trap used to catch crabs and lobster and is made from natural materials, mainly Willow branches, known as withies.

The introduction of modern pots made from man-made materials has quickly put this traditional craft, practiced over hundreds of years, on the Heritage Crafts Association Red List as critically endangered. There are now very few withy pot makers left and in some locations the craft has died out completely, which leaves little time to record valuable information before it is lost.

Anna has created a collection intaglio prints and brooches to raise awareness and tell the story of the craft with Cornwall College, withy pot makers, and members of their communities.