Arts and Crafts News 2010

Arts and Crafts Metal Work Spring 2010 News

Updated 26th April 2010

It has been a while since I last updated the website, so please find a longer than usual section of latest news:

TV Interest in my copper work

Two independent television production companies have recently contacted me after seeing my work on this website. One of them filmed me at work making some copper handles. Both companies are working on new craft shows.

One and All  - Cornish Arts and Crafts Metalwork by Colin Pill

Sansom and Company have officially announced that my new book 'One and All -Cornish Arts and Crafts Metalwork' will be published mid 2011 to tie in with the exhibition that I am organising at the Royal Cornwall Museum.

For more information go to

Exhibition Dates Confirmed

The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro has confirmed the dates for my Cornish Arts and Crafts Metal Work exhibition (which will feature work from Cornish craftsmen from 1890 to the late 1960's).

The exhibition will start on Saturday 15th July 2011 and finish on Thursday 30th September 2011

For more information go to

It is hoped that the exhibition will travel to other venues elsewhere in the UK later in 2011/early 2012.

Recent articles on Newlyn Copper

Daryl Bennett has recently written some excellent articles on Newlyn Copper

May 2010 edition of Antiquexplorer

May2009 edition of Antique Collecting

Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey

Daryl and I gave an illustrated talk on the history and craft of Newlyn copper to a well informed and appreciative audience of Arts and Crafts enthusiasts in Guildford at the end of March.

Newlyn Silver and Enamel - New Gallery Page Added

I have added a small selection of photographs showing fine examples of Newlyn silver and enamel to the website. Newlyn silver and enamels will feature in my new book.

Shapland and Petter Database

Many of you may be familiar with the Arts and Crafts furniture of Shapland and Petter from Barnstaple which often featured beautiful copper embellishments. A fantastic new database compiled by the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon has been created from the archives of Shapland and Petter. It features thousands of photographs of furniture - an invaluable resource.

New copper work added to gallery

I have added some more examples of my own copper work to the site: a house name plate in the Glasgow style and; some simple wrought copper cabinet handles. I am currently working on a private commission for a copper badge.