Meet the makers
Nick Henshall is a wood turner whose craft has always led back to the wonders of wood in one form or another. Having built and repaired boats and then worked in a reclamation yard using reclaimed wood to make furniture, he developed a fond relationship with the material. After years of working with the versitile nature of wood, wood turning has become the focus of his creative energy, and he can often be found with a trail of woodchips in his wake. The pieces are made from locally felled wood, often from Newlyn itself, and trees are never cut down for the purpose of producing a piece. Nick makes bowls, candle holders, plant hangers, charcoal drawings and more, mainly from sycamore as this is plentiful in coastal areas like Cornwall. To finish the pieces, he rubs in a combination of beeswax and linseed oil which feeds the wood without the use of harsh chemicals. The hanging bowls are completed with natural hemp rope.
Jess Henshall is a jewellery maker, creative and student. She is currently studying creative writing at Falmouth University, whilst living in Newlyn, her lifelong home. Shadowed Earth jewellery is made using recycled sterling silver, recycled 18ct solid gold, and consciously sourced gemstones. All jewellery is made and designed by Jess in her tiny shed studio overlooking Newlyn harbour and the bay. Her pieces are designed to be worn everyday, and no two are the same, following the same principle as Nick that each piece should show the maker’s touch. Jess creates jewellery that is simple, elegant, made with quality and care, and comfortable to wear.