welcombe open studios 2012

Welcombe Open Studios 2012 has 7 artists opening their studios this year and an art day for families on Welcombe Beach hosted by the National Trust on the saturday. the 3 day event on the 10th, 11th & 12th 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 1 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 8 at Welcombe Beach which is open on saturday 11th 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:  Rick Hall
buneham cottage, golden park, welcombe, devon, ex39 6ep
t: 01237 441698   e: mail to:rickhall66@yahoo.com  w: www.rickhall.co.uk

Rick’s art is inspired by science & nature; artistic interpretations of elegant mathematical formulae and scientific principles; a Victorian pendulum which creates fluid abstract forms, and complex lithographs & screen-prints.  Rick’s studio will take a little longer to drive to than the others, but we think it’s well worth the effort.

studio 2: 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 3: 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 & objects {mirrors, clocks, lighting, etc} 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 4: David Westcott
welcombe pottery, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg
t: 01288 331506 / 331134   e: welcombepotter@hotmail.co.uk  w: www.welcombepottery.co.uk

we make a wide selection of ceramics and glass, including a new stoneware range of functional tableware.  A variety of Raku pots, large earthenware bowls and pourers.  Our glass range has been extended this year to include large dishes & coasters.

studio 5: 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 6: Jean Goodchild
mead farm, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hq
t: 01288 331241

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

studio 7: Rebecca Cohen
mead cottage, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hh
t: 01288 331333  e: bekicohen@tiscali.co.uk


Rebecca has lived & worked here since arriving from Ireland 28 years ago.  Having recently retired from lecturing in Art & Design at North Devon College she has more time for her dynamic & colourful original compositions which develop out of her long association with working from the figure.  She will be available for 30 minute portrait sittings at £25.

studio 8: National Trust with Tom Hyde
welcombe beach, welcombe, near bideford, devon.
contact: Justin Seedhouse t: 01237 441976

Saturday 11th 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.

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