Cook up a storm in this playful Fruits of the Sea apron. It’s decorated with various crabs, lobster and seashells accompanied by pieces of seaweed. The apron features an adjustable tie waist for a customised fit. These adult aprons are made from 100% cotton and are produced in the UK. This particular apron was designed by Caroline Cleave in partnership with Emma Ball.
Painter Caroline Cleave works from her valley studio in the heart of Port Isaac. Her colourful designs of fish, crabs, lobsters, stonewalling and wild foliage celebrate the beauty of the Cornish coast and countryside and reflect issues of economy and sustainability associated with those living and working in Cornwall’s rural environment. Her work is on permanent exhibition at the Eden Project.
Established many moons ago by Emma, who just wanted to paint nice pictures. Well, actually more than many moons if you happen to count the years she painted, designed and hand-cut stencils to pop onto plant pots! After a visit to Venice, Emma had a yearning to go back to her student Graphic Design roots and illustrate in watercolours once again. So it all began in 2001- having stood at craft shows alongside her Dad with the pots and Emma with her paintings- going on to take a trade stand at the Autumn Fair. It grew from a few mad ideas and a plant pot!
With a warehouse on the outskirts of Nottingham City Centre, Emma still runs the business with the help of nine other staff (Mum and Dad still help out), who have all become quite a team! The warehouse is jammed with lovely products and also quite a few old exhibition stands she canna bear to part with as she remembers each and every one of the good, bad and downright ugly trade events! Thankfully there aren’t any ugly ones now!!