All Fired Up is an exhibition of kiln-formed glass by nine Devon Artists at Redearth Gallery, Bickleigh Mill, Tiverton 26 Oct to 4 Nov. (redearth-art.com) The group came together as a result of attending kiln-formed workshops by Anne Smyth at her Devon Studio (www.annesmyth.com) and despite working in the same medium the end results are all very different in their creativity. This is the first time that they have exhibited together so the work reflects the different personalities in the group and the versatility of the medium!
Category: Art Gallery
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.
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!
Devon Open Studios runs for two weeks in September and is where you get to have a nose around artist studios and workshops all over the county! There are hundreds of artists opening their doors and it really is worth having a look at all the creative talent out there. We are always open here but please do come and have a look at the new work I have been making. For details of artists exhibiting in your area check out www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk
Other news: we now have spring flowering bulbs for planting up now. Also as the summer blooms start to fade we now have autumn/winter bedding packs of cheery pansies and violas amongst others to brighten up a gloomy day!
I will be exhibiting as part of the Devon Artists Network at the RHS Rosemoor Art Fair 8 to 10 April. If you want to see some of Devon’s finest artists in one of Devon’s finest gardens then its well worth a trip. More details are on www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk and www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor
We are also planning our own Arts/Crafts Market here at Cove Garden Nursery on Easter Sunday, if you would like to take part get in touch for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Valentines Day is looming and although you shouldn’t need an excuse to treat your loved one we have some gifts and cards for that special day . Choose from our beautifully crafted jewellery and glass or ceramic hearts.
If you prefer something more floral, we have these Valentines Kiss lilies bulbs or a selection of roses ready to be planted for a permanent reminder!
If you fancy something handmade for Christmas then we have a selection of glass tree decorations and suncatchers made by myself! We have also had a fresh delivery of trees today if you needed something to hang them on!
If you always fancied learning how to copper foil I am available for 1 to 1 tuition, you could book a session for a loved one as a Christmas present! Just give us a ring for details.
We have festive wreaths for sale, this one is an alternative to the traditional but we also have natural holly wreaths available.
For our cat loving customers meet a new addition to the team. This is Tom one half of two kittens we got from the Blue Cross, Jerry (naturally) is the other brother but is very difficult to photograph, hopefully he will stand still for me long enough to get a decent photo soon!
This is a new piece of copper foiled glass entitled ‘The Castle’. Its inspired by Mussorgskys ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ after a call by the EMG Symphony Orchestra for Devon artists to create work inspired by a movement from it.
The EMG will be preforming Pictures at an Exhibition at Exeter Cathedral on 25th November at 7.30 where you can view this and other artworks. http://www.emgsymphonyorchestra.org/ for details..
We have just taken delivery of pots from Pot Porrium who travelled from East Anglia and made a wonderful display for us. We are the only stockists in the South West so you are sure to find something different.
We are also adding to our plant stock on a weekly basis so now have climbers such as clematis and wisteria and favourites such as rhododendron and azaleas. For those who are still waiting for the bulbs to come out we have daffs, crocus and primroses to name a few to add a bit of instant colour.
We now have our new road signs up so anyone who doesn’t know we are here has no excuse now!
Finally, we are lucky to have on sale a selection of beautiful and original hand made tiles by Exmoor based ceramicist Jacqueline Leighton Boyce. Our photos don’t do the work justice but they feature an iridescent glaze which sparkles in the sunlight! Inspired by nature each is carefully observed and delicately executed. If you are after a unique piece of art and reasonably priced then come and see us!