Welcombe Open Studios 2013

Now in it’s 8th year, Welcombe Open Studios 2013 gives you the opportunity to visit the studios & exhibitions of artists, designers & makers in this beautiful village on the North Devon coast.  This years event has 9 artists showcasing their work – including photography, art, pottery, textiles, furniture, glass & more.  The 3 day event 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.

All artists will be showing new work this year and we also have a gallery in a tipi, a multi projection installation, and 2 new artists taking part – Nic Waltho Creative Textiles and Vicky Stafford Glass Fusions.
More new additions to this years event is The PhoneBox Gallery – a little pop-up gallery held in Welcombe’s old red phone box showing art made especially for the event by the residents of the village & the much anticipated Welcombe’s Pop-Up Tea Room will be launching their first event during the 3 days – enjoy delicious homemade cakes & biscuits and fresh coffee, tea & milkshakes.  This year will also see the return of the National Trust Art on the Beach day where families can join artist Tom Hyde and National Trust Rangers for some hands on craft activities on Welcombe Beach {Friday only}.

This years event takes place on the 26th, 27th & 28th July.  All studios will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm, with the exception of number 5 at Welcombe Beach which is open on Friday 26th only from 10am – 3pm.

All studios are within walking distance of each other 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.

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 & objects 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: Paul Jenner Photography
well farm, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg
t: 01288 331101   e: info@pauljennerphotography.co.uk
w: www.pauljennerphotography.co.uk

Well Wild Welcombe: Since moving to Well Farm this spring, Paul has been photographing the varied wildlife and wilderness of this spectacular area with renewed energy. Capturing beautiful early morning and late evening light to create stunning atmospheric images, printed onto canvas as well as mounted prints and gift cards. All exhibited in a majestic handmade tipi.

studio 3: Welcombe Pottery
welcombe pottery, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg
t: 01288 331506 / 331134   e: welcombepotter@hotmail.co.uk
w: www.welcombepottery.co.uk


David Westcott:  I produce a wide range of work, mostly domestic pottery, using earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays. Jugs, bowls and mugs in a variety of glazes.
Alice Gare: Inspired by the vivid colours of the sea, I remake aspects of our coastline in kiln-formed glass, fusing metals and organic objects into the glass.

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 & embroidery silk, as well as paintings.

studio 5: Art on the Beach with Tom Hyde & National Trust
welcombe beach, welcombe, near bideford, devon.
contact: Justin Seedhouse t: 01237 441976

Friday 26th only {10am – 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.

studio 6: 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 7 is the village hall: there will be 4 artists showcasing their work together at this venue as well as Welcombe’s Pop-Up Tea Room, details of each below.

studio 7: Nic Waltho
the village hall, welcombe, near bideford, devon.
t: 01288 331250   e: nicwalthocreativetextiles@gmail.com
w: www.nicwalthocreativetextiles.com

My work is influenced by colour, texture and pattern from my local environment.
Often depicting memory and family history or evoking the sense of a particular place.
The manipulation of media and textile techniques plays an important role in the tactile qualities of my work.
All pieces are individual according to the papers, fabric and found objects that I incorporate into the piece.

studio 7: Rick Hall
the village hall, welcombe, near bideford, devon.
t: 01237 441698   e: rickhall66@yahoo.com   w: www.rickhall.co.uk

My work combines imagery derived from nature and science. I use rich colour & complex optical techniques to create depth & movement. I also use a device known as the Twin- elliptic Harmonograph, a simple pendulum which creates complex images which are worthy of a powerful computer.

studio 7: Vicky Stafford
the village hall, welcombe, near bideford, devon.
t: 07989 401736   e: Vstaffy@yahoo.co.uk   w: www.victoriaglassfusions.co.uk

Vicky Stafford fuses glass in  her own unique style, mixing vivid colours and unusual materials to create sophisticated glass wall art and pop-art tiles. Vicky enjoys commissions and will make everything from one off pieces to series for use in special bathrooms or showers.

studio 7: Stuart Knowler
the village hall, welcombe, near bideford, devon.
t: 01288 331250   e: info@7thwaveweb.com  w: www.7thwaveweb.com

My Right Eye: Photographs & Multi-Media
My Right Eye is a collection of photographic images & sounds focussing on my favourite subject matters; The Coastline & Landscape of North Devon.  In the past I have worked to produce printed images but this year I have been developing a new project combining imagery, video & gathered sound in the form of a multi projection installation.  My photography is all about looking for abstraction, the unexpected & the balance of shape and form in things we see everyday or take for granted.

studio 7: Welcombe’s Pop-Up Tea Room
the village hall, welcombe, near bideford, devon.
contact: Alison Migliorini-Stubbs  t: 01288 331416  e: alison@way2go4.com
w: www.facebook.com/WelcombesPopUpTeaRoom


Welcombe’s Pop Up Tea Room is the vision of a group of girls who have a passion for baking!  Come along to our first Pop-Up Tea Room event and enjoy delicious Homemade Cakes & Biscuits, fresh fruit bowl, Douwe Egberts Fresh Coffee, English Breakfast Tea, an array of Speciality & Herbal Teas, ROCKS Organic Squash and Milkshakes.  Serving from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

We hope to see you at this years Welcombe Open Studios.

Thankyou to the following Welcombe based businesses for sponsoring this years event:

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

cranham house

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

berry park

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

the old smithy inn

Koa Tree Camp
Luxury Camping & Adventure on the North Devon coast
t: 01288 331009   w: www.koatreecamp.com