Community Businesses

The Mawnan Craft Centre formerly The Anvil Trust

The Old Smithy Workshops, Carwinion Road, Mawnan Smith TR11 5JF   

This complex comprises the restored original Smithy plus three individual craft workshops. Please note that craft workers sometimes work away from the site.

Contact: Allan Evans (Chair). Tel 01326 250666 E:

Wood Sculptor – Jim Head

Jim has a working background in construction, boatbuilding and furniture making , most recently fitting out luxury yacht interiors. What these jobs have in common is working with wood which he has developed into the skilled pursuit of making decoys. Jim creates realistic and stylised waterbirds based on traditional hunting decoys.  Also, rustic furniture, walking sticks, wooden spoons etc.
Qualified to teach adults he may run courses in the near future.      Tel: 07580 244248


Blacksmith -Blue Jay Metal Crafts.

Former Journeyman of the Prince’s Foundations Building Crafts program, which is a Traditional skills journeymanship with a focus on cross trade learning, Jeremy Cash was marine engineer who has trained on Hereford College’s Design and Forgework Skills course one of the premier traditional blacksmithing courses in the UK which has been running for 40 years. 

Jeremy has chosen to set Blue Jay Metal crafts up in Cornwall with the aim of promoting traditional crafts by offering training opportunities as well as working with other craftspeople on projects in the local area. 

Tel: 07474 018499


Signs of Good Taste – Sheila McCann-Downes

We specialise in high quality, traditional, genuinely hand painted signage for business premises, shops, boats, public houses and homes.  Hand crafted, unique works of art, our signs are hand painted in the proper, traditional manner, using quality brushes and painstaking workmanship. We are able to take your existing logos and artwork and reproduce them using a blend of traditional and modern techniques.

Hand painted signage may not be as expensive as you think. Low material cost and versatility means we compare favourably with vinyl signage.  Tel: 01326 330200 / 0777 984 1156


Silversmith – Abigail Brown

Abigail creates one off and small batch production items of silverware and jewellery. She often works in silver using ancient hammer forming methods that have been in use for millennia, specialising in raising (meaning literally to ‘raise’ the metal from flat sheet into a vessel), to create beautiful one-off art objects and functional silverware and jewellery.  Tel: 0775 201 1212


Village Centre Businesses.

Our village contains all of the essentials … pub, grocery shop, cafe … but also housed in the heart of Mawnan Smith are a selection of small business premises.  Drop in some time to see the range of goodies available … get a haircut or treatment …. learn a new fish skill ….. rent a secret getaway spot …. upgrade your toaster!

Don’t forget that the pop-up postoffice regularly comes to the Memorial Hall on Tuesday mornings with a full range of services available thank to the Postmaster at Rame Stores. 

Oh, and the Parish Council offices live behind the shopfront at MS Electrical as well.

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