We are very fortunate to live in Cornwall, but the roots of Wellydog started in a craft centre in North Somerset. It was small beginnings, Mrs Wellydog had a little studio on the end of a 16th century barn, where she sold her art and taught. Mr Wellydog joined the business, in 2014, and we moved to Cornwall. We expanded and moved twice, before finding our dream shop location in Polperro in 2018.
We have a lovely studio by our home in South East Cornwall.
The mainstay of what we do is fused glass, but to keep the shop varied, we do sell other Artisans work. Please contact them directly if you want to order online. We are happy if you contact us, to point you in the right direction.
Why Wellydog ?
We are old enough to have seen the introduction of home computers and the first personal emails. For those of you who remember, then picking an email address was difficult, as most names had already been taken. The suggestion at the time was to put your name with a number after it but that didn’t appeal. Mrs Wellydog tried loads of different versions of her name and was getting quite cross, and Mr Wellydog got fed up of being asked what to do and he yelled out, “Just put the blooming dog’s name in”, so that’s what happened. Our dog at the time was called Wellington Boots, Welly for short , so Wellydog was born. Years later when Mrs WD established the business and moved into a local craft centre, the idea of thinking of a name and getting a new email address seemed too stressful, so she just continued as Wellydog, and the rest as they say is history.
Mr & Mrs Wellydog
We’ve recently celebrated our Ruby Anniversary and in the 40 years we have been together we have become a good team, We divide jobs equally ….. Mrs WD is the creative person and Mr WD does everything else.
This is our daughter Gemma. I don’t know why shes still an apprentice, as she is very good with customers, and helps at all the craft shows and fairs. She also helps out in the shop once in a while when we need a bit of a break. We would promote her, but then we might have to pay her!
On Fridays and Sundays between. March and October , The wonderful Carol will be in the shop to help you.
Fin is our collie. He recently been unwell after having a spinal stroke, but he loves getting out on his new wheels and he motivates us to get out, and generally keeps an eye on us. He likes to help us around the studio x