ABOUT THIS VOLUME
Creativity comes in many forms. From the written to the spoken word; from an image captured on camera to a subject immortalised in paint; from an exquisite interior to an exterior grand gesture; from a culinary creation to a mixologist’s masterpiece. Cornwall has an outstanding number of creative visionaries, each of whom inspires and elevates our lives with their craft. Celebrating such talent, unlocking the luxurious, and revealing the unexpected creates a conduit to happiness that we all need right now. There couldn’t be more joy captured on camera than in the photographs of Caroline Kearsley. The athletes and dancers she captures, exude intense moments of stillness in movement. The intricate portraits of the animal world created by Andy Bibbings are so detailed they take on an almost lifelike persona emanating from the paper, bringing enchantment to all who view. Happiness is also derived from our sense of taste and there is much food for thought in the recipes of chef Todd Studley, who has sourced local produce from Truro Farmers Market to create a mouthwatering menu. A dialogue with Jill Stein, OBE reveals how forty-plus years of hard work, endeavour, and agility in recently testing times have created a legacy Cornish restaurant business to last a lifetime, while Tia Tamblyn offers up a new collaboration in the form of conversations over the breakfast table on sustainable living with floral designer Becca Stuart. Illustrated with the timeless photography of John Hersey, seasonal flowers and foliage are celebrated in glorious still-life.
On the cover
This image of Jasmine Hitchman from Scruffy Mutt Dance Company was taken and supplied by Caroline Kearsley.