Category: Arts & Crafts

Devon Open Studios 2012

By Helen, 15/09/2012 9:48 am

Artists all over Devon are opening their doors this weekend for the annual Devon Open Studios.  Its the ideal opportunity to see arts and crafts in action and to meet the creative minds!  Here in the Exe Valley there are many venues to visit including:  www.heatherbellbarlow.com who paints beautiful landscapes, www.southsidestudio.co.uk for abstract prints and paintings by Sue Wyllie, who is based at the Redearth Gallery, www.redearth-art.com,  Heather Irvine, www.irvinearts.co.uk who creates wildlife and equestrian art, you can also even visit the well loved illustrator Dame Babette Cole, www.babette-cole.com, to name but a few!   So there is something for everyone,  you can pick up the Devon Open Studios in local libarys or check online www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk.  Come and support your local artist and maybe do some early Christmas shopping, remember, good work doesn’t come cheap and cheap work doesn’t come good!  If you are interested in the work of the Exe Valley Artists or you are an artist in the area come and check out the Facebook page for up to date news, just look for Exe Valley Artists.

Mr Fox by Helen Fonnereau

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Arts and Craft Market

By Helen, 09/04/2012 3:07 pm

Another successful Easter Sunday Craft Market here at Cove Garden Nursery is over and the dry  Bank Holiday Weekend has ended in typical fashion with a day of rain!  We’d like to thank the stall holders for making it a most pleasant day out for our customers and we look forward to doing it again next year bigger and better!

Meadow Forge

Stallholders at Cove Garden Nursery

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Easter Sunday Craft Fair

By Helen, 04/04/2012 6:59 pm

It’s the Easter Sunday Arts and Craft Market at Cove Garden Nursery this Easter Weekend and although we won’t be enjoying a heatwave like recent days we won’t actually be knee deep in snow like some parts of the country!  Forecast is fair but cooler and it won’t stop us from putting up our gazebos for our annual Easter Sunday Craft Market!  We have a good selection of quality crafts such as: ceramics, jewellery, textiles, wood workers, photography, cupcakes, glass and a blacksmith complete with mobile forge to name a few!  Its a great day out for all the family in the beautiful Exe valley and you can even get a cream tea or cake on the lawn!

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Wicked Willows Exhibition

By Helen, 17/03/2012 9:07 am

Joolz and Woody of Wicked Willow have been very busy the last few months making sculptures for a year long exhibition at National Trust Knightshayes.  This is going to be an amazing opportunity for them and a really special setting to appreciate their work.  Whilst you’ll have to go and see what amazing creations they have come up with here is a taster with Joolz’ rather splendid ‘Cheval’.  The exhibition begins at the beginning of April but check with Knightshayes for opening times.

Cheval by Joolz Doncaster

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Mothers Day this Sunday 18th March!

By Helen, 16/03/2012 2:38 pm

There is still time to treat your mum this Sunday.  We think an ideal gift would be these Dahlia ‘Mums Special’, plant them up in a nice pot and your will be rewarded with beautiful pale pink summer blooms, your mum will love them!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas!

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Mothers Day Gifts

By Helen, 02/03/2012 7:38 am

Who thinks their mum is a star?  Why not show her by giving her a handmade glass star for Mothers Day?   It can be made to any colour scheme you require just get in touch and we could come to some arrangement.   We also have bunting or these cute little keyrings amongst other craft ideas.  Of course you could treat her to some plants but if you are really stuck for ideas we do supply the National Garden Scheme gift vouchers!

Glass Star

Glass Bunting

Cute Fairy Keyring

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Willow Badger at Cove Garden Nursery!

By Helen, 16/01/2012 1:34 pm

This beautiful Willow Badger has been sculpted by Woody Fox of Wicked Willow.  It will be part of a year long exhibition by Joolz and Woody at NT Knightshayes Court this Spring.

Willow Badger

Willow Badger

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Cove Festive Market

By Helen, 07/12/2011 5:41 pm

Its our Festive Market this Sunday 11th 10 till 4.  Joolz of Wicked Willows will be here from 11.00  for kids crafts workshops where they can make amongst others a willow Christmas Tree!   Some of the stall holders include jewellery, ceramics, vintage soft furnishings,  hand made toys, photography, cupcakes and more… plus mulled wine and mince pies!

Make this with Joolz!

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Cove Festive Craft Market 11th December 2011

By Helen, 23/11/2011 8:10 pm

Cove Garden Nursery will be hosting a Festive Craft Market on Sunday 11th Dec 10 till 4.  Joolz of Wicked Willows will be holding Kids Craft Workshops, we will be serving mulled wine and minced pies and there will be some beautiful individual crafts for any last minute shopping!  Our Christmas trees start arriving in the next few days so you can pick up your tree while you are here!   There is still space for crafters so get in touch if you would like a pitch.

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Artists Charcoal

By Helen, 28/10/2011 7:29 pm

We are very pleased to now have in stock Bulworthy Farm Artists Charcoal. Locally made in Rackenford by the lovely folks who make our popular Barbeque Charcoal its nice to draw with and you are supporting Devon made. Nicely packaged and only £5 a box you will be the envy of your life drawing class!

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