30 April 2009

new furniture

new furniture on our website - click on the image

23 April 2009

our spring open studio

we thought we would show you some images from our spring open studio - the space is usually our workshop but we take everything out and turn it into a little showroom for while the open studio is on.

thanks to everyone that came to see us in Welcombe and for visiting the other studios aswell. The spring open studios were successful for all of us so we will probably do it again next Easter and hopefully get some of the other artists in Welcombe involved too.

If you didn't get a chance to visit us this time we will be having another open studio in June (open for 10 days) and again in August for the Welcombe open studios - details soon.

21 April 2009

love factor

thankyou to everyone that came to the love factor exhibition in Appledore over the Easter weekend - it was a great success and all the makers involved had lovely feedback from visitors.
we had organised the exhibition between the five of us and had great support from Sandy Brown who kindly let us use the Glove Factory for the show.
our work looked perfect in the beautiful white space with her colourful ceramics and paintings interspersed here and there.
thankyou Sandy for all your advice and support and thankyou also to Mr & Mrs Cannon of The Portledge Estate for sponsoring the exhibition.

images of the new work we made for the exhibition will be on our website soon.
for details of all the furniture makers involved please visit
and for Sandy's details visit her website at

6 April 2009

spring open studio: 15th - 19th april '09

hopefully we will see you all at the love factor furniture exhibition in Appledore this weekend but if you can't make it then maybe we will see you at our spring open studio.

for the rest of the Easter week we will be opening our studio in Welcombe where we will have a selection of work for sale: new furniture & accessories, our usual range of mirrors, clocks and lanterns and some old stock at reduced prices (see below for details).

we will have our last old stock coffee table for sale at the spring open studio.
the table is the same as the one above apart from the slate not being the new cornish slate that we now use.
the oak is reclaimed and finished with danish oil and the slate is protected with a sealant to protect against stains.
length: 90cm x width: 90cm x height: 43cm
the table is reduced from £750 to £500.

new gold leaf bowl lanterns will be available from the studio at £10 each - not available from our website yet.
also for sale will be our leaf skeleton lanterns at £12.50 each, available in little boxes perfect for posting as gifts.

we still have a few old stock mirrors made from dark slate left, in a few different sizes ranging from small ones reduced from £25 to £15, medium ones reduced from £35 to £20 and these large square mirrors that are perfect for bathrooms.
they are 60cm x 60cm and are reduced from £200 to £120.

a brand new product that we have made especially for the spring open studio are these beautiful serving/chopping boards made from reclaimed oak & ash starting at £10.

also available will be our usual collection of mirrors and clocks from reclaimed cornish slate - mirrors start at £30 and clocks at £60.

we will also have a range of furniture on show including new pieces for 2009.

as well as our studio, Paul Jenner will be opening his photography studio selling beautiful box canvases, prints & cards. David Westcott produces a wide range of functional earthenware at Welcombe Pottery and will also be open for the 5 days. The Old Smithy Inn will be open for lunch from 12 to 2.30 serving great food, good wine & real ales.
Welcombe lies on the coast inbetween Bideford and Bude, just off the A39 - all studios will be signposted.

hope to see you this Easter.

pachadesign open studio:
well barn, well farm, welcombe, near bideford, devon, ex39 6hg
open: 15th - 19th april '09 10.30am - 5pm

3 April 2009

featured artists: ramp

the first of our featured artists are our friends Roop & Al who make the most beautiful ceramics, from delicately shaped tea cups to large and graceful bowls.
collectively they are known as ramp (roop & al make pots).
their range of functional & decorative earthenware is wheel thrown by Rupert and then painted by Alice.
Rupert makes pieces that have simplicity and elegance and with Alice's decoration, inspired by plant life & nature, the two combine perfectly.

ramp are showcasing a new selection of porcelain work at Makers Gallery in Taunton for the month of april, opening on the 4th and ending on the 30th.
you can visit ramps website at www.rampceramics.co.uk
and their journal at www.roopandalmakepots.blogspot.com

Makers: 6 bath place, taunton, somerst, ta1 4er
open: mon - sat 10am to 5pm & sun 10am to 4pm
tel: 01823 251121