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We Love: Elsie Pinniger

19-Feb-2013

Artist: Elsie Pinniger Brand: Neon Wetsuits 
Place: Wesley Yard, Newquay

Elsie, who happens to look exactly like Steph Gilmore, is an amazing character who does many things from restoring old furniture and upholstery to waitressing in a pizza restaurant in the coastal surf town of Newquay in Cornwall, UK, but what she loves most of all is her little bespoke business making custom wetsuits using unconventional shapes and colours.

Inspired by times gone by, she grabs an early morning coffee at Froth Cafe in the centre of town and heads to her second story workshop in Wesley Yard.

Surrounded by other artists and little bespoke workshops, peddling anything from handprinted tees, to surfboards and haircuts. 

She sets about sorting through a myriad of wetsuit rubber until she finds the perfect combination to start a new custom piece.

She ships these works of art to lucky customers all over the world and when she’ s not cutting, glueing, stretching or stitching Elsie is gracefully gliding the cool Cornish waves on an old vintage longboard.

Anyone interested in handmade, beautifully crafted, fully customised wetsuits you can contact Elsie direct via her Facebook here.

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