welcombe open studios 2011

Welcombe Open Studios, now in it’s 6th year, has 7 artists opening their studios this year and an art day for families on Welcombe Beach hosted by the National Trust on the friday. the 3 day event on the 12th, 13th & 14th August, gives you the chance to see where the artists create their work and to buy directly from them or commission them.  For many of the artists this is the only event where they open their studios to the public.  As well as visiting the artists studios in our lovely village by the sea, you can enjoy lunch or dinner at our local pub The Old Smithy Inn. 

Most studios are within walking distance of each other (with the exception of studio 8 that you will have to drive to) but all have parking facilities if you do intend to drive – all studios will be signposted from the A39 and around the village.  Detailed leaflets with a map to find all studios will be available from the local shop as you drive into Welcombe, The Old Smithy Inn, the village hall, Welcombe Pottery and all studios.  Or if you would prefer us to post you one please email us at info@pachadesign.co.uk or telephone us on 01288 331505.  All studios will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm, with the exception of number 6 at Welcombe Beach which is open on friday only from 11am – 3pm.

When planning your visit please remember that most studios do not have credit card facilities, so can only accept payments by cash or cheques.  The nearest cash machines are at Hartland and Kilkhampton.

studio 1:  pachadesign
well barn, well farm, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg
t: 01288 331505   e: info@pachadesign.co.uk  w: www.pachadesign.co.uk

pachadesign are glenn rushbrooke & samantha robb – we are a design/make partnership specializing in contemporary furniture & accessories (mirrors, clocks & lighting) from locally sourced reclaimed & natural resources.  Our work evolves from a simplistic approach to design & the materials that we use (oak, slate & metal), combining pared down aesthetics with the japanese view of wabi sabi, beauty in imperfection.

studio 2: David Westcott
welcombe pottery, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg
t: 01288 331506  e: welcombepotter@hotmail.co.uk  w: www.welcombepottery.co.uk

 a wide range of slip decorated earthenware, raku pots and sculpture.

studio 3: Paul Jenner
berry park, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hh
t: 01237 441170  e:info@pauljennerphotography.co.uk  w:www.pauljennerphotography.co.uk

Paul aims to capture the beauty of the familiar using natural light and a passion for his subject – the world around us.  Creating simple, uncluttered compositions & a sense of peace & stillness, he loves to capture vibrant colour & uses his artistic eye to wonderful effect.  Paul will be exhibiting a beautiful selection of canvas prints, large framed prints, mounted prints & gift cards.

studio 4: Jean Goodchild
mead farm, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hq
t: 01288 331241

a varied and colourful collection of pictures designed in textiles and embroidery silk, as well as paintings.  Jean is happy to talk about her designs and techniques.

studio 5: Rebecca Cohen
mead cottage, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hh
t: 01288 331333  e: bekicohen@tiscali.co.uk

Rebecca Cohen will be showing work which includes life drawing & painting, portraits, work on personal themes & some one-off ceramics.

studio 6: National Trust with Tom Hyde
welcombe beach, welcombe, near bideford, devon
contact: Justin Seedhouse t: 01237 441976

friday only {11am – 3pm}
Hands on art for families day on the beach – come & join artist Tom Hyde and National Trust rangers for some hands on crafty activities on Welcombe Beach.

studio 7: John Moat
crenham mill, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hn
t: 01288 331261  e: johnmoat43@gmail.com  w: www.johnmoat.co.uk

work on display: Books (novels, short stories, poetry collections,etc.  several limited editions, as well as Phoenix Press books).  Paintings, poems prints, prints
and etchings.

studio 8: Rick Hall
buneham cottage, golden park, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6ep
t: 01237 441698  e: rickhall66@yahoo.com  w: www.rickhall.co.uk

My work involves the use of rich colour & optical trickery to create depth & movement.  I use a strange drawing machine known as a twin elliptic harmonograph, which creates very
fine & complex images (and no, it’s not like a spirograph).  My studio will take a little longer to get to than the others but hopefully it will be worth the 10 minutes drive along the beautiful coast road.

we hope you enjoy visiting this years open studios.  thankyou to the following Welcombe based businesses for sponsoring this years event:

The Old Smithy Inn
fine ales  good food  beer garden
lunch: 12-2pm  dinner: 6-9pm
t: 01288 331305 w: www.theoldsmithyinn.co.uk

Cranham House
B&B plus self catering coastal barn for 2
spectacular views, fine food, luxury en-suite bedrooms
t: 01288 331351  w: www.cranhamhouse.co.uk

Berry Park Holidays
quality self-catering holidays
t: 01288 331329 w: www.berrypark.com

Kings Cottage Nursery
plant available from local shops & markets in Bude, Bideford & Hartland.
t: 01237 441001  e: kingscottagenursery@btinternet.com