Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Meet The Team

Meet the team – Find out who’s who

Ross Williams

Chief Executive of Krowji and Creative Kernow

Ross has been Chief Executive of Krowji’s umbrella organisation Creative Kernow since 1991.

Ross is also chair of the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust that owns the historic Porthmeor Studios in St Ives and Trewarveneth studios in Newlyn and was part of the major refurbishment project for Porthmeor as part of the Arts Council Capital Programme.


Chief Executive - Ross Williams

Studio Manager - Elisa Harris

Elisa Harris

Studio Manager

Elisa graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 2005 with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art Painting and has been working for Krowji part-time since 2006 whilst continuing her career as a painter. Elisa works very closely with Ross and was a member of the project team leading Phase 1 of the redevelopment project. You will find her in the Reception Office.

Elisa works Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm



Rosie Leo

Marketing, Administration & Events Co-ordinator

Rosie graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Arts & Event Management and completed an MA Curatorial Practice at Falmouth Univeristy in 2013. She started working for Krowji in October 2013, after a brief time away she returned in April 2016.

Rosie works alongside Elisa and is the first point of call for enquiries. You will see her at our front desk in our Reception Office.

Rosie works Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm



Intern - Katy Wheeler

Katy Wheeler

Administration & Marketing

Katy graduated from Falmouth University in 2015 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion Design and started working for Krowji in November 2015 supporting Elisa and Rosie with administration and marketing in the Reception Office.

Katy works Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm


Sue Scregg

Finance Director for Krowji and Creative Kernow

Sue started working for Creative Kernow in 2012 and within her role she also provides accounting services for many other creative organisations in Cornwall.

Sue works Monday – Wednesday 8.30am – 5pm at Krowji and on Thursdays she works for Miracle Theatre.


Finance Director - Sue Scregg

Krowji Logo 2014 no strap


Jessica Polglase

Administration – Maternity Cover

Jess graduated from The University of Gloucestershire in 2013 with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art: Painting and Drawing and still continues her practice as an installation artist. Jess started working for Krowji in November 2016 to cover maternity absence and supports Katy and Rosie with administration in the Reception Office.

Jess works Monday – Friday 8am – 2.30pm


Creative Kernow


Creative Kernow is the umbrella organisation for the following projects including Krowji.

Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall.

Carn to Cove
Cornwall 365
Cornwall Music Network
Creative Skills
Open Studios Cornwall
What’s on Cornwall

Partners & Funders


Krowji Ltd is funded by Arts Council England as part of its National Portfolio programme and by Cornwall Council as a strategic client.

Our key partners for Phase 1 of our redevelopment project are Cornwall Council, Cornwall Development Company, Arts Council England, Redruth Town Council and the European Regional Development. The project was funded by Triodos Bank and other investors with match funding from ERDF.

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