Flotsam & Jetsam Beach Shop

The Flotsam & Jetsam wetsuit and beach shop sits right on the beach front at Polkerris and has all your holiday and beach essentials.

A go-to for summer clothing, O’Neill wetsuits and stand up paddle boards, stocking key brands including Havaianas, Gumbies, Roxy, Quiksilver, O’Neill wetsuits and clothing as well as RED stand up paddle boards.

Plus there's plenty to keep the kids entertained such as body boards, buckets, spades, beach balls, frisbees, beach inflatables, beach games along with beach hats and sunglasses, gifts, souvenirs, windbreaks and much more!

The Gallery

Now part of the Flotsam and Jetsam Beach Shop, the Gallery boasts a wide array of Cornish artists. We're proud to stock an inspiring range of local art, inspired by and made here in Cornwall. With a wide range of hand crafted products, there's something to suit everyone's style and taste, from cards and paintings to jewellery and pottery. 

Take a unique piece of Cornwall home with you as a memento of your trip to Polkerris! Find out more about our artists below and come in to see their work on display. 

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THE ARTISTS


KIRSTEN BECKER

Kirsten Becker has lived and worked creatively in Cornwall for most of her life. She has always had an interest in colour, texture, design and fashion and after exploring a range of art forms she has carved a niche creating and designing her own range of jewellery. Like many local artists, Kirsten takes her inspiration from the rugged coastline and ever-changing sea and shoreline. The natural contrasts, unfolding colours and hues from the surrounding landscape are represented across her designs. In her jewellery, Kirsten uses high-quality glass, resin & acrylic beads. In her necklaces, she juxtaposes contrasting textures and colours. Her bracelets in complementary colours are fun, funky, and easy to wear.


PAUL BECKER

Paul has lived and worked in Cornwall for the last 40 years. Now retired, he has more time to devote to his first love painting. Paul is inspired by the changing moods of sea, sky and shoreline and the emotive feeling seascape paintings can create. He has developed his skills using a range of mixed media to give his seascape pictures a textured and rugged composition. The different colours and tonal changes the various seasons display in Cornwall influence Paul’s contemporary style. He uses a palette of bright sea blues and darker hues in spring and summer and cold indigo blues, warm browns, and dark greys in autumn and winter to capture the ever-changing sea. All Paul’s art is hand-painted so each piece whether a card, art tile or large picture is unique and original. 


ADRIAN HOLMES

Adrian Holmes is a printmaker devoted to Japanese printmaking and sosaku hanga. He fell in love with this medium whilst living in Japan and began to study this beautiful craft and its various techniques. He divides his time between his art practice, teaching woodblock print making in the south west and continuing his dedicated study of woodblock print making in Japan. Adrian is currently based at Krowji studio in Cornwall.


JAGO

Jago has been illustrating children’s books since graduating from Falmouth in 2003 . He works from my home in North Cornwall with his family. He has produced illustrations for over 60 children’s books and a few magazines, as well as a TV show or two, some logos and album covers. Recently he has also participated in a series of exhibitions and signed prints of his work are now available in galleries around the UK. He works entirely digitally using a combination of a Mac Pro and Photoshop and an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil with Procreate. All his prints are produced using pigment ink and archival paper to ensure excellent lightfastness.


JANE MARKS 

Jane Marks is a highly experienced potter, who makes brightly coloured earthenware pottery. Her range includes brooches and magnets, inspired by life in Cornwall. 


ROSIE MARKS 

Rosie loves living and working in Cornwall and exploring in her spare days. She’s always had a fascination with jewellery, both making it and wearing it. Her time at university found her starting to make jewellery and it has flourished since then. Her work follows two different approaches; one of painted surfaces and one of pressed flowers. She mainly uses handpicked flowers, removing all moisture and preserving the colour. Her painted pieces have surfaces created via hand-applied paint and texture built up slowly. All her pieces have a clear resin applied over the top to add a magnificent shine to each item of jewellery. Pieces are combined with silver chains and earring findings to make truly unique items of jewellery. 


MARK RICHARDS

Mark Richards is an artist who really loves the ocean. He moved to Cornwall in 1985 to fulfil his passion for surfing, which he still loves today. In recent years his art has also been fueled by his love for open water swimming. Amongst other adventures, he’s completed a staged swim around the whole of Cornwall and in 2019 became the first man to swim the 28 miles from Lands End to the Isles of Scilly. His mixed media art and furniture use beautiful hardwoods and epoxy resin and all of his pieces are designed to evoke the freedom and joy that the ocean, it’s coastline and waves bring to so many of us. Bespoke pieces of your favourite piece of coast or surf spot can be commissioned.

STUART ROWE

A Cornish artist born into a creative family of musicians, artists and surfers, Stuart has used his knowledge of Cornish landscapes and seascapes to create his own unique artwork. Using pastels, oils or mixed media he captures Cornwall’s ever-changing light and atmosphere in dramatic style. After studying Art at degree level Stuart returned to Cornwall to immerse himself in his art and the landscape itself. He passes his knowledge and skills onto students and beginners through workshops and En Plein Air sessions.