xmas open studios 2014

xmas posterdesignA4 We hope you can come & join us at our studios in Welcombe on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd November for mulled wine, mince pies & other festive treats and to buy some beautiful handmade presents.

This years xmas open studios include Welcombe Pottery where you can buy a wide range of ceramics & glass, pachadesign’s studio will have a collection of furniture and objects for the home and Paul Jenner’s newly built studio has lots of photography on canvas, mounted prints & cards.

All 3 studios will be open from 10am to 5pm and are all within a few 100 yards of each other – follow signs from the A39 at Welcombe Cross.

You can get more info on our facebook page here & follow us on twitter here.

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

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Welcombe Pottery – David Westcott produces 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, remakes aspects of our coastline in kiln-formed glass, fusing metals and organic objects into the glass.

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

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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.

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

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Paul captures the beauty of the familiar using natural light and a passion for the wilderness and wildlife of Welcombe. Creating simple, uncluttered compositions and a sense of peace and stillness, he loves to capture vibrant colour and uses his artistic eye to wonderful effect. Paul will be exhibiting his work in his newly built studio.

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Welcombe Open Studios 25th-27th July 2014

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Welcombe Open Studios returns for its 9th instalment on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th July. This is sure to be a stunning collection of exhibitions from the assortment of very talented artists who live and work in the beautiful village of Welcombe. The village, which lies on the Devon/Cornwall border on the stunning Atlantic coast between Bideford and Bude on the A39, is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is truly beautiful – worth a visit on any given day. With the added bonus of open studios & exhibitions inspired by the wonderful area, this visit will be eye opening, inspiring and incredibly worthwhile.

This years event has 8 artists showcasing their work – including photography, fine art, pottery, textiles, furniture, glass & lots 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 work. For many of the artists this is the only event where they open their studios to the public. 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 25th only).

As if the art was not enough to draw you in, you can also excite your taste buds at the wonderful Pop-Up Tea Room, which will appear as if by magic for the weekend once again. The cakes and myriad delightful treats are lovingly created by a dedicated team of local ladies who pride themselves on their baking prowess, and they do the whole thing for charity too. On top of all this, The Old Smithy Inn, with fantastic home made food, fine ales, ciders and a gorgeous beer garden, will be open all day, so why not spoil yourself.

All studios are within walking distance of each other but all have parking facilities – the studios will be signposted from the A39 and around the village. Detailed leaflets with a map will be available from the local shop as you drive into Welcombe, The Old Smithy Inn, the village hall and all studios.

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.
For more info please call 01288 331 101.

Artists taking part this year, are as follows:

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

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Welcombe Pottery – David Westcott produces 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, remakes aspects of our coastline in kiln-formed glass, fusing metals and organic objects into the glass.

 

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

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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.

 

 

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

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Paul captures the beauty of the familiar using natural light and a passion for the wilderness and wildlife of Welcombe. Creating simple, uncluttered compositions and a sense of peace and stillness, he loves to capture vibrant colour and uses his artistic eye to wonderful effect. Paul will be exhibiting his work in a majestic 18ft tipi – a fantastic and dramatic space.

 

There will be 5 artists showcasing their work together at Welcombe Village Hall as well as Welcombe’s Pop-Up Tea Room, details of each below.

Hannah Wheeler
Welcombe Village Hall
t: 07817 629 388 e: hannahwheeler77@gmail.com
w: www.hannahwheelerart.co.uk

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New for 2014, Hannah is a West Country artist. She grew up in Somerset and spent part of an unconventional childhood in Welcombe. Her current projects are a series of dramatic spring skies and an ongoing series of portraits. Both make use of a limited palette of only 5 colours. Hannah is inspired by the music of Einaudi, and the chaotic local weather patterns.

 

 

Rick Hall
Welcombe Village Hall
t: 01237 441698 e: rickhall66@yahoo.com w: http://www.rickhall.co.uk

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

 

 

John Moat
Welcombe Village Hall
t: 01288 331261 e: johnmoat43@gmail.com w: http://www.johnmoat.co.uk

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John will be displaying books, novels, short stories, poetry collections, several limited editions, and Phoenix Press books. John will also be exhibiting beautiful paintings, poems, prints and etchings.

 

 

Jean Goodchild
Welcombe Village Hall
t: 01288 331241

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Jean will be exhibiting a varied and colourful collection of pictures designed in textiles & embroidery silk, as well as paintings.

 

 

Kim Mudge
Welcombe Village Hall

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Kims inspirations are the sea and natural environment, using oil on canvas she utilises colour and texture alongside glittering media. Kim is currently working on a new collection based on Welcombe since moving to the area, allowing the abstract colours to flow and develop as she works.

 

 

Welcombe’s Pop-Up Tea Room
Welcombe Village Hall
contact: Alison Migliorini-Stubbs t: 01288 331416 e: alison@way2go4.com
w: http://www.facebook.com/WelcombesPopUpTeaRoom

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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.

 

 

Art on the Beach with Tom Hyde & National Trust
Welcombe Mouth Beach
contact: Justin Seedhouse t: 01237 441976
Friday 25th only {10am – 3pm}.

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Hands on art for families day on the beach – come & join artist Tom Hyde and National Trust Rangers for some hands on crafty activities.

 

 

We hope to see you at this years Welcombe Open Studios 2014.

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Easter 2014 Open Studios

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Come & join us at our studios in Welcombe this Easter and treat yourself to something handmade & beautiful.
4 studios will be open showing a selection of handmade work on April 18th, 19th & 20th {10.30am to 4pm}

Koa Tree StudioKim Mudge: My inspirations are the sea and natural environment, I love colour and texture often using glittering mediums. I tend to work on many pieces at the same time. At the moment im working on a new collection of work all created since moving to welcombe, using oil on canvas and letting the abstract colours flow and develop as I work.

Welcombe PotteryDavid 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.

pachadesignglenn 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.

Paul Jenner – my aim is to capture the beauty of the familiar using natural light and a passion for my subject – the world around us. Creating simple, uncluttered compositions & a sense of peace & stillness, I love to capture vibrant colour & use my artistic eye to wonderful effect. I will be exhibiting a beautiful selection of canvas prints, large framed prints, mounted prints & gift cards.

you can see more about the studios on our facebook page here and follow us on twitter here

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Xmas Open Studios 2013

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we hope you can join us at our studios in Welcombe for mince pies & mulled wine + 20% off at all studios.
4 studios will be open showing a selection of handmade work on Saturday 30th November + Sunday 1st December {10am to 4pm}

Koa Tree Studio –  Kim Mudge: My inspirations are the sea and natural environment, I love colour and texture often using glittering mediums. I tend to work on many pieces at the same time.  At the moment im working on a new collection of work all created since moving to welcombe,  using oil on canvas and letting the abstract colours flow and develop as I work.

Welcombe Pottery – 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.

pachadesign – 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.

Paul Jenner – my aim is to capture the beauty of the familiar using natural light and a passion for my subject – the world around us.  Creating simple, uncluttered compositions & a sense of peace & stillness, I love to capture vibrant colour & use my artistic eye to wonderful effect.  I will be exhibiting a beautiful selection of canvas prints, large framed prints, mounted prints & gift cards.

you can see more about the studios on our facebook page here and follow us on twitter here

welcombe open studios ’10

We hope you can all make it to this years Welcombe Open Studios, now in it’s 5th year.  We have 6 artists opening their studios this year over 3 days – 13th, 14th & 15th August, giving you the chance to see where they 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.  They serve award winning food made with fresh local produce and have a beautiful beer garden.

Most studios are within walking distance of each other (with the exception of studio 6 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.

When planning your visit please remember that most studios (with the exception of studio 2) 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: Rebecca Cohen
mead cottage, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hh
t: 01288 331333  e: bekicohen@tiscali.co.uk


Rebecca Cohen, who recently gave up teaching art & design at North Devon College, will be showing work which includes life drawing & painting, portraits, work on personal themes & some one-off ceramics.  She will also be doing portrait drawings at her studio.

studio 5: 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 6: 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

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 sales, garden & border design, landscaping & maintenance – open by appointment only
t: 01237 441001  e: kingscottagenursery@btinternet.com

love factor april 09

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a new exhibition that we (pachadesign) are taking part in showcasing fresh work from a group of designer/makers all based in north devon/cornwall –
christian o’reilly, pachadesign,
sam walsh and paul anderson.
dramatic pieces of contemporary furniture interspersed with sandy brown’s lusty ceramic sculptures & paintings at her studio in appledore.
a tantalising, upbeat exhibition by five makers who are “passionate about wood and the creative process; and, hey, it’s spring, the love factor is in the air …… we hope to see you at the Glove Factory this Easter.”


10th – 13th april 09

the old glove factory: newquay street, appledore, devon, ex39 1lu
open: 10.30am to 4pm daily
for more info: http://www.lovefactor.wordpress.com/