Posted by: blogmaster | June 22, 2008

Welcombe Open Studios 08



Now in it’s third year, Welcombe open studios gives you an opportunity to visit the studios of artists, designers & makers in this beautiful and secluded village on the North Devon coast.

 Welcombe is hidden away on the coast at the border of north devon and cornwall and as an area of outstanding natural beauty, with it’s stunning beach at Welcombe Mouth, the open studios event gives you the perfect excuse to walk or cycle (or drive, if you must) around our lovely village.

This year, the 3 day event sees seven artists opening their doors to visitors, giving you the opportunity to meet the artists, see where & how their work is created and buy or commission work from them.

Wendy Chiles – Figurative realism specialising in oil on canvas
David Westacott – Functional earthenware decorated using coloured clay slips
pachadesign – Contemporary furniture and accessories from locally sourced reclaimed and natural resources
Geoff Rice – Idiosyncratic paintings
Rebecca Cohen – Colourful representational work, life studies from the model, work on a personal theme and some domestic ceramics
Jean Goodchild – Colourful pictures designed in textiles and embroidery silk
Paul Jenner – Eye-catching and thought provoking photography printed on various media including his very popular canvases.

Most studios are within walking distance of each other, but all have parking facilities if you do wish to drive to each studio.  When planning your visit please take into consideration that most artists do not have credit card facilities so can only take payments by cash or cheques.

 Our wonderful local pub the Old Smithy Inn, run by Lee and Chrissy, serves award winning food, good wine & real ales.  Open for lunch and dinner, the menu has fresh locally sourced fish and seafood, well reared local meats and varied vegetarian options available.

 Also opening their doors for the 3 day event, Kings Cottage Nursery will be selling a wide variety of plants and also have a picnic area available for those visitors who might want to bring their own lunch.   As well as tempting you with a beautiful selection of plants, Mark and Angela offer garden & border design and landscaping & maintenance.

 Detailed leaflets with a map to find all studios will be available from the village shop as you drive into Welcombe, the Old Smithy inn, the Yarner Trust, the Pottery & all studios, as well as being sign-posted around the village.

If you would like us to post you a leaflet please email us with your postal address or telephone Glenn and Sammy on 01288 331505.

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