Have just been up onto Exmoor to the workshop of Dods of London to see my stained glass windows fitted into their wonderful shepherds huts. These bespoke huts are top quality hand crafted and tailored to your requirements. They make a great guest room or studio and can even come with little wood burners to keep you cosy and I want one! Find out more at: www.dodsoflondon.com
Category: Craft Studio
Treat your loved one to something hand-made this Valentines with these fused glass Hearts made here at Cove Garden Nursery. They are a lasting way to say how much you care for your loved one this year! Reasonably priced at £5.00 each you can afford to splash out on an expensive Champagne supper as well!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!