Welcombe Open Studios 11 – 13 August 2017

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Visit the studios of artists, designers & makers in the beautiful village of Welcombe on the North Devon coast.  Across 3 venues this year, with guest artists, you can see beautiful handmade work that includes ceramics, glass, furniture & objects, paintings, prints, cards + more.

The Pop-Up TeaRoom will serve cakes & drinks in the village hall Saturday & Sunday.
A small selection of cakes, treats & drinks will be available at pachadesign’s studio Friday only.

National Trust will be hosting Art on the Beach for children with artist Tom Hyde at Welcombe Mouth Friday only 10am – 2pm.

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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.

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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

pachadesign 1st xmas open studio

 

*our 1st xmas open studio*

Sat 12th Dec (11am-6pm) & Sun 13th Dec (11am-4pm)

come & join us at our studio in Welcombe
for snowflake biscuits, mince pies & mulled wine
and to buy your handmade xmas gifts

*mirrors*clocks*leaf lanterns*
*lamps*chopping boards*tea-lights*
*furniture & more*
(and we are giving 20% off almost everything!)

well barn, well farm, Welcombe,
near Bideford, Devon, ex39 6hg

Welcombe lies on the coast at the border
of North Devon & North Cornwall
inbetween Bude & Hartland.

*follow signs to our studio from the A39 at Welcombe Cross*
*we are 150 yards from our lovely local pub*

hope you can visit us
merry xmas

sammy & glenn

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thankyou

Thankyou to everyone that came to visit this years Welcombe Open Studios. 
We really enjoyed the event and it was great to have new artists taking part this year.

within this border by gabrielle goodchild
There is a still a wonderful exhibition on at the village hall – the last 2 days this weekend – of Gabrielle Goodchild’s beautiful new paintings, along with some guest artists.
Gabrielle’s exhibition is part of the Drawn to the Valley Open Studios event – for more info click here.

art trek open studios

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we are taking part in this years Art Trek Open Studios, as part of the North Devon Festival, which sees artists all across North Devon opening their studios to visitors for two succsssive weekends. We will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on the 19th, 20th & 21st and then again on the 26th, 27th & 28th june.

We will have lots of furniture including our beautiful oak edge & cornish slate dining table and a range of accessories: mirrors from £15, lanterns at £10 & £12.50, clocks from £60, our very popular bread boards from £15 and a couple of pieces of furniture at reduced prices especially for the open studio event.

We live and work in an old converted barn in Welcombe on the coast at the border of North Devon and North Cornwall – Welcombe Mouth beach is just down the track, there are beautiful woodland and coastal walks, and our great local pub, The Old Smithy Inn, is 150 yards from our house, so perfect for lunch or dinner if you come to visit us. Paul Jenner’s photography studio will also be open in Welcombe, so don’t forget to visit him too.
And Welcombe Pottery is right opposite The Old Smithy Inn, just up the track from us. There will be plenty of signs to find us.

The pub is having a Country Fayre on the 20th with pony rides for kids, a bbq and live music from 3 bands – so come and see us at the studio and then join us at the pub from 6pm.

hope to see you soon, sammy & glenn.

open studio: well barn, well farm, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg
19th, 20th & 21st and 26th, 27th & 28th june – 10.30am to 4.30pm.