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The Guild of Ten is a vibrant, independent gallery selling fine contemporary craft from leading Cornwall based designer makers.

A showcase for some of the finest contemporary craftwork in Cornwall.  Established in 1979 The Guild of Ten offers a wide selection of textiles, jewellery, ceramics, wood, metalwork, leather and women’s and children’s clothing.  All work is hand crafted by designer makers living and working in Cornwall.

Situated just behind Truro Cathedral, the Guild of Ten has an ever changing display of the highest quality crafts. Made up of co-operative members the Guild is staffed by the makers themselves.  Visitors are welcome to ask questions and learn more about the maker’s craft.  

The Guild of Ten Designers are often able to offer bespoke commissions.

The Guild of Ten offers an annual award for excellence & innovation in contemporary craft.  Winners are given display space in the gallery where we often feature 'guest' makers, especially original and emerging talents.

For four decades now The Guild of Ten has helped to support scores of Cornwall’s Designer Makers.  It has a very well informed and loyal worldwide customer base, many of whom make a point of visiting every year when they are in Cornwall.

Current members include:

Ceramics: Demelza Whitley, Jacqueline Clark, Lincoln Kirby-Bell, Lynne Speake

Jewellery: Leah Lewington, Daisy Dunlop, Sharon McSwiney, Esther Smith, Jennifer Yates

Textiles: Christine Roxborough, Corinne Carr, Lizzie Shirt, Edith & Bertha

Metal: Sharon McSwiney, Esther Smith, Rebecca Walklett

Leather: Penelope Sheard

Automata: Esther Smith

Facilities and Access


19 Old bridge Street



Opening Times (COVID-19: please check retailer's website/social media for opening times)

December 2020:

Monday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.30 and Wednesday late night shopping until 20.00

Mon - Sat: 10.00 - 16.00