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Shopping in St Ives - Art Galleries to Craft Markets

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This seaside town is bursting with diverse shops, most of which line the harborfront or are tucked away down narrow cobbled alleys. You can pick up maritime souvenirs and trinkets from independent stores, or one-off jewelry pieces and artwork from galleries and working studios. Fore Street, Tregenna Place, and High Street are lined with surf shops, high street names, and designer boutiques.

Art galleries and studios

 

St Ives’ art scene is thriving and many of the artists work in studios where you can browse their work and watch them master their craft. Art galleries in Fore Street and The Wharf sell handcrafted pottery, sculptures, and paintings, as well as jewelry and crafts like colourful glass wall hangings and ceramic tableware.

 

  • Jo Downs Handmade Glass, 5 Market House, Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ; Tel: +44 1736 791555; Website: Jo Downs Handmade Glass
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  • Gauge Gallery, 26 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE; Tel: +44 1736795107; Website: Gauge Gallery

Independent shops and treats

 

You can browse independent shops along the narrow cobbled Fore Street and pick up some creamy treats like clotted cream toffee or Cornish gingerbread biscuits from St Ives Cornish Fudge Shop. Harbour Book Shop sits on Tregenna Place, and High Street has surf clothing and shops like Pengenna Pasties. Pengenna sells freshly baked pasties ranging from traditional beef and steak and Stilton to cheese and onion and vegan varieties.

 

  • The Glass House, 54 Fore Street
, St Ives TR26 1HE; Tel: +44 1736 795340; Website: The Glass House
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  • Oska St Ives, 18 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB; Tel: +44 1736 797219; Website: Oska St Ives

 

Markets and local produce

 

Markets are a great place to browse stalls and find local vendors selling wares like vegetables, breads, and handcrafted jewelry. St Ives' weekly Farmers Market runs throughout the year, and there are various craft fairs and Christmas markets held in venues across town. Why not stop in for seasonal produce and handmade goods like ceramics, glassware, tangy chutneys, and chocolate?

 

  • St Ives Farmers’ Market, The Guildhall, Street an Pol, St Ives TR26 2DS; Tel: +44 7472 691 684; Website: St Ives Farmers’ Market
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  • Handmade Craft Fair, The Old School, The Island centre, St Ives TR261NT; Tel: +44 1736 795122; Website: Handmade Craft Fair