The potter worked in the Leach pottery in the mid 1950s for a period of about two years.

A painting by this artist is entitled St Mawes Harbour, Cornwall (signed) oil on canvas board; nothing more is known currently.

Susanna lives and works in Mousehole. She produces abstract sculptural work using found natural objects, which are appropriated to incorporate crochet, weaving and stitching.

Leach Pottery 1948-50

Baugh was born in Portland, Jamaica, WI and studied in England with the benefit of a British Council Scholarship. After his time at the Leach Pottery, the ceramist returned home to Jamaica where he built a studio in Kingston. His first one-man exhibition was held in 1950, and in 1953 HM The Queen was presented with one of Cecil's pots during her visit to Jamaica.

His work has also been presented to other notable figures around the world. As a ceramist, lecturer and consultant, Cecil helped to establish the first visual arts training institution in the English-speaking Caribbean, and has received many honours for his work.

In 1975 he was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica, and in 1984 the Gold Musgrave Award for his book Baugh, Jamaica's Master Potter. A further edition of that book (1999) includes a chapter on the Jamaican potters that Baugh has influenced. In 1991 the National Gallery of Jamaica opened the Cecil Baugh Gallery of Ceramics as part of the development of the visual arts on the Island.

In 2004 he received The Gleaner Honour for Excellence in Arts and Culture. He died in Jamaica the following year.

This artist was selected for inclusion in the Looking West Exhibition of 1987, staged by the Newlyn Art Gallery with the Royal College of Art (London). His exhibit was entitled Palm Trees and Church, St Ewe (c1980). No details of time spent in Cornwall are known currently.

The Cecil Higgins Art Gallery at Bedford, Beds holds his Archive of work and can be contacted through their website referenced below.

Paul Bawden is a printmaker working from Krowji studios in Redruth.

















Born in Streatham, London Bax married a Cornish girl (Nina Harry) in 1908 and brought up a family of eight. Of indifferent health as an asthma sufferer, Claude came to Newlyn after his childhood in Hampstead, and was a contemporary of the Procters (Ernest PROCTER and Doris Shaw PROCTER) at the FORBES SCHOOL of Painting. He spent two further years training in art in Switzerland, and later established a farm near Mullion, where he remained until he died. Painting latterly became of secondary importance.

The artist had a sending-in address of Claughton, Lancashire in 1897 until this was changed to St Ives, Cornwall in 1904. Tovey mentions Charles Baxter being from Liverpool, who was involved with the St Ives colony from 1901 to 1905. He exhibited on Show Day in 1901, when he was also listed in the Census of that year living in The Terrace.  He also exhibited in the 1904 Show Day. From 1907 he had moved on to Winchelsea, Sussex.

Born in Cornwall, the artist exhibited in the Porthmeor Gallery's opening show in 1928.  She initially lived at Dunvegan, Carbis Bay - the home of her parents and sister Iris COOKE. Norman COOKE, her father, was a stalwart of STIAC until 1940 (Tovey), and both of his daughters were artists with a studio in their home. 

After her marriage in 1932, Dossie moved to Nancledra with her husband. Working mainly in 'black and white', her focus was on landscapes and still life.  She exhibited with STISA in Brighton (1932), Birmingham & Cheltenham (1936) and also in the South African Tour of 1947.


Nicola Bayley studied at the Royal College of Art, and published her first book in 1975. She is both an award-winning writer (Kate Greenaway medal 2001) and both a landscape painter and illustrator. She lives in West Cornwall, not far from Land's End. Her fame locally was secured with her wonderful illustrations for The Mousehole Cat, published with Antonia Barber (text), an international bestselling children's book. 

Annabel Bayly was born in Surrey. She graduated from Lancaster University in 1979 with a BA (Hons) in Sociology. During the 1990s she became a student at Chelsea School of Art, completing her degree in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art. She works from a studio in Rosevine, Portscatho, and has been represented by the New Gallery Portscatho. Her still life paintings have also been shown in London at the Osborne Studio Gallery, Belgravia.

Comic illustrator who visited St Ives briefly with his sister, and entertained with the other artists at social events.

Referred to locally in source lists as detailed below, but with no additional information. He is reportedly a 'sand artist' [and we still have a bit of that around].

Muriel was a talented amateur painter who was a long-time member of the Lamorna Kerr Art Group, at Lamorna, though her home was in Penzance. She exhibited in all the mixed shows that the Group held annually at the Lamorna Village. 

Her specialty was sea paintings. She continued with the Lamorna Group after Mornie KERR's death, and was noticed in the Cornishman last in 1996.

see Helen ENTWISLE

Bealing works from Trewarveneth Studios, Newlyn. Since coming to live in Cornwall in 1988 she has proved a popular and inventive artist, with the wit and skill to employ the unexpected and unusual in her figurative and abstract work.

The artist is listed as a member of NSA (2009). She exhibited in the Newlyn Arts Festival Open Studios 2010. Her work has also been shown at the Rainyday Gallery, Penzance.

Bridlington, Yorkshire was the birthplace of abstract artist, Frank Beanland. He studied first at the Hull college of Art (1952-57) and then the Slade School of Fine Art (1959-61). Following these periods, he won a Boise Scholarship which took him to Stockholm for a year abroad.

Returning to the UK, from 1962 to 1964 he worked in Cornwall, and exhibited with the Porthleven Group, that centred around the Summer Painting School of Michael CANNEY, and their exhibitions at the Porthleven Gallery, an old china-clay warehouse on the quayside which Michael had created. It was here, that one reviewer comments that he produced much of his best work. (

From Cornwall he moved on to lecture at the Swansea College of Art for a year, before spending a further year (1965-6) in Venice. Later on, he also spent a year in Nice (1973) as an artist-in-residence.  All of this time, he built an 'an impressive exhibiting career, and received many commissions for screens and printed textiles for hospitals, churches, and private homes.' (Gallery17)



Margaret's work for Open Studios 2011 was inspired by the waters off the Arctic Circle and the coast of Norway.

Dr Beattie undertook her arts education at Reigate Art School, BA Open University, MA Goldsmiths College of London University and her doctorate (PhD) at the University of the Arts, London (old Central St Martins).

Influences upon her include domestically sourced objects, creation of work through the passage of physical material making and conceptual irony and Surrealism. Having taught for 30 years Ronn finished her lecturing career as Director of a Fine Art Foundation Course in Bahrain.

On returning to the UK in 2010, she moved to Cornwall.

Beattie carries out portrait commissions in various materials, including 'negatives' in cast lead crystal glass.

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, the artist may have been an American (Mallett’s Index, Whybrow) who studied art under Julius OLSSON in St Ives; St Ives Times (28 Mar 1913) says: "[AB]…who has been painting at St Ives about eighteen months after spending some years in the United States." In 1913 he exhibited An October Morn After Rain. In 1914 he exhibited and sold Old Pier St Ives at NAG.

Two views of St Ives by Beaumont were used in The Studio (1915). He returned to USA after WWI and is recorded as living at Stapleton, New York in the 1920s (J Wood).

Born in Huddersfield and educated at the Camden House School, Brighton. Although winning the school drawing prize, he initially worked in a fancy goods warehouse in Brighton while continuing with his drawing.  A chance meeting with E Goodwyn Lewis persuaded him to change careers, and he studied at the RA Schools from 1882-88 (winning a silver medal in Life Study), and the Academie Julian, Paris.   He then spent time in France, Italy and Spain studying the Old Masters.

He married and settled in Wimborne, Dorset.

He was signed into the St Ives Arts Club as a guest of Alfred HARTLEY in February 1912, and settled in the town for a period during WWI (1916). He leased 9 Richmond Terrace in that year, and took a studio at Porthmeor.  In 1918 he was elected on to the Lanham's Hanging Committee. In his later years he lived in Kensington, London.


Stacey Beaumont sculpts in slate and wood from her workshop in Bude, north Cornwall. The reclaimed slate which forms the basis of her artworks is obtained from the nearby Delabole quarry. Her pieces are enhanced by the use of mosaics, stained glass or pewter.

An artist associated with the china clay country around St Austell.

Henry Beazley is based in mid Cornwall. His metal sculptures revolve around weight and balance, and are designed to be placed either indoors or outside.

Beazley's background is one of 3D design, animation and fine art. His work interacts with the wind, birds or human touch, providing a sanctuary for nature. He says: 'My purpose is to find balance, harmony and grace within the piece, to give the metal a life and rhythm of its own.'

A painting entitled Turning at Porthmeor (oil on canvas) 15.5x19.5 cm and signed by this artist, has been noticed.

Born in London, Bedding spent two years as a student at the Phil Whiting from 1969, and feels that this has been the most important grounding influence for subsequent work.  He gained further experience with Jean Tessier at Villenaux Pottery in France, and returned to join the Leach permanent staff for a further eight years (in which he was able to develop his own style), further developing his skills, guided by Bernard LEACH, Janet LEACH and William (Bill) MARSHALL. 

He has always felt the need to decorate his pots, and sees good brushwork and form as fundamental to his work as a craftsman. In 1979 he travelled to Japan and spent a year working at Ichino's family pottery in one of the six ancient pottery villages.  He returned to set up his own pottery, and whilst continuing to make traditional domestic stoneware, he became interested in low temperature work, using Raku techniques. 

Born in Boston Spa, Yorkshire, the artist's early years were spent at school in Hanover and Rome.  He studied at the Royal institute of Fine Arts in Rome (1919-23), where he was awarded the title of Professor of Architectural Design in 1924. After travelling in Italy and Egypt, he returned to England in 1925 and taught for a year at the Courtauld Institute. During the following six years he exhibited drawings and watercolours in London, became an elected member of Society of Graphic Artists and the British Watercolour Society, studied Chinese calligraphy and Oriental art at the Courtauld Institute, and studied for his architectural degree with his godfather, Sir Herbert Baker ARA FRIBA.

In 1936 he travelled in China, the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, and left Shanghai in August 1937 at the start of the Sino/Japanese war. Moving to Cornwall in 1948, Oliver taught (Truro School of Art), lectured and exhibited his work throughout Cornwall; he lived in Truro. Later he was  made a life member of the STISA. Many of his works in a variety of mediums were inspired by his travels to China and Europe, as well as Cornwall, and sold at his own gallery and studio in the 1960's and 70's. 

Born in Wolverhampton, Bee was the son of George Henry Bee and Mary Elizabeth nee Briscoe.

Bee was invalided out from WWI after three years.

For four years he studied art in Europe and the Near East, and exhibited his work in Manchester. He took up commercial art, living in London and Norfolk. His work was illustrated in Commercial Art and Posters and Publicity.  In the 1930s the artist focused on poster work for the GWR and LNER railways.

There is no special connection of this illustrator to the art communities of Cornwall; his reference here is due to artwork produced post-war for the railway poster series of the West Region, and therefore to Cornwall.  His posters bore a capital B monogram, though his carriage panel artwork carried his normal signature. (

Claire Bee is a Penzance-based artist.