30 March 2009

last day

our solo exhibition at Makers Gallery in Taunton ends today.
thankyou to everyone that went to see & buy our work.
we will be taking our exhibition down tomorrow morning and there will be a new exhibition taking its place starting on 4th april - details in our next post.

27 March 2009


we had a little trouble this morning with the mail form on the contact us page on our website - an application error of some kind.
it seems to have magically fixed itself now though, just a glitch I guess.
we will be keeping an eye on it but for now you can send us a message if you wish.

25 March 2009


we are pretty busy at the moment finishing off work for the love factor exhibition coming up very soon - hope you can all make it to Appledore to come and see us.
we have also been making lovely new things for our spring open studio - more details coming soon.
there is one week left of
our solo exhibition at Makers Gallery in Taunton so you still have time to visit.

21 March 2009

warm days

another warm and hazy day ...... we went for a beautiful bike ride and now Welcombe is shrouded in sea mist.
the forecast says sunshine for tomorrow. fingers crossed.

18 March 2009

love factor april 09

a new exhibition that we 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/

17 March 2009

blue skies

what a beautiful weekend & it looks like the blue skies are here to stay for a while.

6 March 2009

"making a lasting impression" exhibition

the torre abbey "making a lasting impression" exhibition is now open and runs until the 28th of june, so plenty of time for you to go and see our work as well as the beautiful abbey and its grounds.
some other work in the exhibition includes silver jewellery by Sarah Scott, basketmaking by Hilary Burns, earthenware ceramics by Arwyn Jones, textiles by Susie Gillespie and sculptural work in cob by Jackie Abey & Jill Smallcombe.

as promised, here are a couple of images of the work we made for the exhibition, with both pieces being a direct response to our visit to the abbey, its environment and its history.

the bench: inspired by the steel and timber comination used throughout the abbey on new walkways, staircases and window frames and also on our own existing designs of combining steel with oak.
the steel has been powder-coated using the same colour as the new steel work in the abbey and oak from devon has been used for the seat.

the blocks: an abstract concept based on the stone floors used within the old part of the abbey where small dents have been chipped out to form a safe walkway.
3 paint colours were chosen from rooms in the abbey to form the tops of each block.
by combining these fairly modern colours with the old markings of the stone floor we wanted to form an idea of the different periods in history present within the abbey.

torre abbey historic house & gallery: the king's drive, torquay, devon, tq2 5je
open: daily from 10am to 6pm

5 March 2009

Makers exhibition now open

our solo exhibition at Makers Gallery in taunton is now open and will be on for the month of march so if you are in the area please go and have a look.
the bottom part of this two storey gallery shows members work that includes jewellery, basketware, ceramics, woodwork, textiles and art and the top floor displays larger pieces and guest artists exhibitions.

we have a range of mirrors for sale as well as clocks, furniture & lanterns - and new gold leaf bowl lanterns (see below). at the moment these new lanterns aren't for sale on our website so Makers is the only place to buy them right now. hopefully we will have them to buy on our website soon.

our solo exhibition is on until the 30th march 09
Makers: 6 bath place, taunton, somerset, ta1 4er
open: mon - sat 10am to 5pm & sun 10am to 4pm tel: 01823 251121

4 March 2009

torre abbey exhibition march 09

we were asked last year if we would take part in an exhibition to be held at torre abbey in march 09, along with 12 other local artists as part of the "making a lasting impression" exhibition.
we were invited to explore the abbey and its environment and produce work that was inspired by its architecture & history.
the abbey has just undergone a huge restoration project and the mix of the ancient architecture with the new is beautiful.
we will be posting images of the work we have made for the exhibition soon.
the exhibition will be open from the 6th march until the 28th june
torre abbey historic house & gallery: the king's drive, torquay, devon, tq2 5je
open: daily from 10am - 6pm