Cove Garden Nursery will once again be hosting our Easter Sunday Arts & Craft Market showcasing a whole range of local hand-made arts & crafts. Stalls include jewellery, fused and blown glass, pottery, textiles, wood craft, vintage china, ironmongery, cup-cakes and handmade chocolates, organic meat and more! Alongside our extensive plant range it’s a great way to spend an Easter Sunday finding inspiration for your home and garden, whilst supporting local craft businesses. Wicked Willows will be working on site and you can come and meet the willow dragon! Entry to the Craft Fair is FREE!
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!
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!
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!
We are currently having the hottest and driest April and Easter ever! Which is great news for us especially this Easter Sunday when we host the Cove Arts and Crafts Market. We have jewellers, potters, wood turners amongst others and should be a brilliant day to meet with crafters and maybe buy an original piece of work! We will also be selling cream teas from our now green Tea Tent or maybe a nice ice cream from Langage Farm! We will be open normal Sunday trading of 10 till 4 so come and meet the crafters!