Archived  News


November 2009

Cornish Arts and Crafts Metalwork Exhibition and Book

I am pleased to announce that I am organising an exhibition of Cornish Arts and Crafts Metal Work to be held at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro during the summer of 2011. The exhibition will coincide with the publication of my new book on Cornish Arts and Crafts Metal workers which will explore the lives and work of craftsmen working in Cornwall. A special section will be added to my website once the book has been published.

Presentation of Newlyn Copper Book to Clifton College

J D Mackenzie (who helped establish and run the Newlyn Industrial Class) was educated at Clifton College in Bristol, so I was delighted to present a special copy of the book to the college in his memory.

Award for Newlyn Copper Book

I was suprised and extremely pleased to hear that the Newlyn Copper book had won a Holyer An Gof award (organised and presented by the Cornish Gorsedd to promote and encourage Cornish culture). I accepted the award which was presented in a ceremony in Truro by the Grand Bard.

Website celebrates its first anniversary

This website is now a year old, thank you all that have viewed it so far and to everyone that has contacted me over the course of the year, I hope to expand its content significantly over the next year.

New Images to be added

Over the course of the next month I will be adding new images to my Art Copper page, the Newlyn Gallery and many of the other galleries.


May 2009

Colin Pill Art Copper

I will be exhibiting my own 'Art Copper' at the Red House, home of William Morris as part of the National Trusts 150th anniversary of the house designed by Phillip Webb.

The 'Arts and Crafts Fair' is on between the 11th and 12th of July 2009.

Newlyn Copper

The final leg of the travelling Newlyn copper exhibition opens at the Geffrye Museum in London on 9th of June 2009 and runs until the 31st of August.

April 2009

I have added a page called 'Art Copper' which shows a range of  'Art Copper' which I make in Bristol. Copper work is made to order. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss a particular commission.

March 2009

The Newlyn exhibition has now been set up at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, and opened on the 4th of April. It runs until the 17th of May. Over 85 exhibits are on display

February 2009

The authors of the book have organised an exhibition of Newlyn Copper at Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance, Cornwall. The exhibition forms a part of the 'Newlyn a Village in Focus' exhibition which continues until the 14th of March 2009.

The exhibition will then travel to Cheltenham Art Gallery from the 4th of April until the 17th of May 2009.

January 2009

Signed copies of 'Newlyn Copper - Arts and Crafts Copper Work in Newlyn' are available for £25 plus postage. This is the first comprehensive reference book on Newlyn, the book is superbly illustrated. \please contact me at if you would like to reserve a copy.