The Penwith Galleries studio complex was acquired in 1960. Formerly an old pilchard packing factory and sail lofts, the site has been developed into a remarkable complex of buildings, with eleven artists’ studios. It was here that Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost and Bill Redgrave ran ‘Summer Schools’ in drawing and painting. Our current studio holders include painters, print-makers, sculptors and potters.

There are no studios currently available, but if you are interested in a studio with us please register your interest by email to All applicants will be placed on a mailing list and notified when a studio becomes available. Please do not submit an application until notified, when further information will be available.


Porthmeor Print Workshop

Porthmeor Print Workshop

Porthmeor Print Workshop is a non-profit-making open-access printmaking facility for artists to come and make etchings, monoprints, collagraphs or lino-cuts using one of three full-sized etching presses.  We are open to both members and non-members.  As it is run by volunteers, no teaching is included and so users will be required to work independently after a studio induction.  Most basic materials and etching paper can be purchased at cost price in the workshop and members can store their own materials there.

This fantastic historic space was originally a sail-loft and has been used as an art facility since the 1960’s, previously known as St Peter’s Loft, an art school run by Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost and Karl Weschke.  It has been a print workshop for the last 30 years, with artists such as Breon O’Casey, Roy Walker, Rose Hilton and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham all having worked there.

For more details on joining or to book in, please contact Rachael Kantaris on  More details can be found on the Porthmeor Print Workshop membership form.