Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following 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

Krowji Director

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.


Rosie Leo

Studio & Project Manager

Rosie graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Arts & Event Management and then completed an MA in Curatorial Practice at Falmouth University in 2013. She started working for Krowji in October 2013.


Jessica Polglase

Finance Administrator

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. She is currently studying for her AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting at Truro College. Jess started working for Krowji in November 2016.

Sravya Raju


Sravya graduated from Durham University with a BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Arts (English Literature, French, History of Art) and then completed an MA in English: Issues in Modern Culture at University College London. Sravya joined Krowji and Creative Kernow as an administrator in January 2020.

Ashleigh Smith

Marketing & Events Administrator (Maternity Cover Role)

Ashleigh graduated from the University of Limerick, Ireland with a BSc. (Hons) Product Design Technology and then completed an MSc. (Hons) Integrated Product Design at Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands and is currently studying: MA Graphic Design, part time at Falmouth University. She joined Krowji in July 2020 as the Marketing & Events Administrator role in a part-time maternity cover role bringing experience in digital marketing and brand strategy and delivery.



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.



Finance Director - Sue Scregg

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


As part of Creative Kernow, 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 were 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 via the Convergence Programme..

Krowji is a member of the National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers (NFASP) and regional champion for the Cornwall and Devon Network.