Via Cornwall is the creation of Emily Cantrill. Emily gained a degree in Printed Textiles & Decorative Arts from Middlesex University, and went on to work as a surface pattern and textile designer for a number of notable London based design houses. After deciding to return to her native Cornwall, and working as a freelance textile designer, she established The Duke Street Gallery in Newlyn. This housed some of the most exciting contemporary arts and crafts in Cornwall.
In 2007 The Duke St Gallery was closed due to the arrival of Emily’s first child, and Via Cornwall was created as a result. Emily wanted to find a way to make it possible to be at home, yet still have the opportunity to work with the great artists and stylish products that you can find in her on-line store.
As well as a love of beautiful and original handmade arts and crafts Emily has a passion for supporting fairtrade co-operatives and ethical businesses. This is reflected in the ever growing collections of recycled and ethical products which are sourced from across the globe.
She hopes she has provided a unique and interesting collection of beautiful merchandise sourced from artists and companies that share her vision and passion for quality, style and conscience.