The Guild of Ten is a small independent gallery selling fine contemporary crafts and design by leading Cornish makers.
Situated just behind Truro Cathedral, the Guild has an ever changing display of jewellery, clothes and textiles, wood, glass, ceramics and cards.A co-operative of 14 members all living and working in the county, the Guild is staffed by the makers themselves and visitors are welcome to ask questions and hear about the work on show. They are often able to offer bespoke commissions for customers.
Currently, members include Sharon McSwiney (Jewellery and Metalwork), Corinne Carr (knitwear), Michele Cowmeadow (ceramics), Daisy Dunlop (jewellery), Gill and Mike Hayduk (jigsaw puzzles), Lincoln Kirby Bell (ceramics), Nancy Pickard (jewellery), Sheila Raynes (ladies clothing), Christine Roxborough (ladies clothing), Lizzie Shirt (childrenswear), Malcolm Sutcliffe (glass) Sharon Verry (silk painting), Victoria Walker (jewellery) , Jenny Yates (jewellery)
The Guild of Ten is always an interesting place to browse and often features 'guest' makers, especially original and emerging talents. The Guild offers an annual award for excellence and innovation in contemporary craft and winners are given display space in the gallery.
Over the years (more than 30 years, in fact) the Guild of Ten has helped to support scores of Cornwall's makers and it has a very well informed and loyal customer base, many of whom make a point of visiting every year when they are in Cornwall.