tHrIVE: our community and the flora of the moors

tHrIVE: our community and the flora of the moors

This generous and inspired exhibition features newly commissioned works by Nicky Thompson, Amy Shelton and Angharad Barlow, three artists who have been working with the community of Moretonhampstead throughout 2018 and 2019 as part of Green Hills Arts Dartmoor Vision and Growing Dartmoor Project.


Nicky Thompson will show her new series of atmospheric Ambrotype images of local growers’ glass-houses. Using the Victorian Wet Collodion technique, where the images appear on glass plates, Nicky has documented the diverse and very personal glass buildings situated in gardens and allotments across the town.  Amy Shelton has created a bespoke light-box artwork Anthology: Moretonhampstead Herbarium, made from a unique collection of pressed flowers which were gathered across the seasons by the community of Moretonhampstead to be permanently installed in the local health centre. The artwork celebrates  the biodiverse flora growing in the towns hedgerows, gardens and allotments.  


Angharad Barlow will exhibit her visionary giant covered willow skep ‘The Bee Temple’ part of her work committed to educate and involve human communities in bee life, and to bring about better understanding of how in the greater scheme of things ‘they’ are more like ‘us’ than we care to imagine. The exhibition will also include a unique beeswax composite artwork created by pupils at Moretonhampstead Primary School, and a series of individual botanical artworks made by residents at Coppelia House in workshops led by Amy Shelton.


All the artworks in this exhibition reflect the rich culture that surrounds the growing of agricultural, wild and cultivated plants across the allotments, parks gardens and hedgerows our wonderful ancient town. Interdependencies between young and old, human and non-human is what our exhibition tHrIVE is all about.


Life Drawing Session - October

Life Drawing Session - October

Join our supportive untutored sessions. Whether you are experienced at Life Drawing or just starting out, do come, join in and draw with us.

We have easels, paper, wonderful models, a friendly atmosphere – everything to make a potentially challenging day productive and enjoyable.

Our classes are held in the Parish Hall opposite the gallery.

Life Drawing Day - October 2019
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Winter Art and Craft Show

Winter Art and Craft Show

Returning for Winter 2019, our Christmas Festival of Art and Craft is the perfect place to buy truly unique gifts.

A showcase of quality, locally made works including jewelry, textiles, ceramics, paintings, candles, cards, willow and leather!

Green Hill is using this winter season to show and sell work from many artists new to the gallery as well as from celebrated local makers

Pre-Xmas Craft Workshop for all

Pre-Xmas Craft Workshop for all

A fun drop-in creative craft workshop for children and adults!

A perfect way to kick off the festive season.

Cards, candle making, paper trees and decorations are some of the activities on offer .

Only £4.00 per person - includes all materials and refreshments.  Meet in the Parish Hall

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Open Studios DAY!

Open Studios DAY!

Moretonhampstead Crafts Collective is a group of independent crafts people working in and around

Moretonhampstead. Meet the makers and buy direct from their studios and workshops.

Greg Abel


Gates and balconies, fire sets, grates, door furniture, curtain poles and much more. I forge iron, to make outdoor and indoor items that are practical, artistic, fusing functionality with art. Using traditional forms, joinery methods or contemporary design and modern tooling I take inspiration from the natural world.

27 Cross Street TQ13 8NL

T: 01647 440331




Jill Fanshawe Kato


I grew up in rural Devon, studied painting at Chelsea School of Art, London and trained as a potter in Japan. These three things are what have most influenced my work as a potter. In clay, form is my first challenge and imagery moves towards abstraction inspired by birds , plants and other natural motifs. My work evolves as I experiment with colours, additions to clay and different firing methods. As well as exhibiting my ceramics widely in the UK and internationally, I have had 45 exhibitions in Japan, which has kept alive my contact with the country that first inspired me to become a potter. Recently I have established a studio near Moretonhampstead in Devon and continue to make my ceramics in London too.

T: 020 8800 7101




Veronica Gould Textile


I paint on silk, wool and cotton using paper stencils, screens, dyes and pigments to make scarves, cushions, curtains and wall-hangings.

20 Fore Street, TQ13 8LL

T: 01647 440691

M: 07792 418169



Green Shoes


We are a small team of shoemaking women based in an old chapel. Our philosophy has always been to make shoes that are long lasting, sustainable and that look and feel amazing. We don’t mass produce, we’re makers.

26A, Cross Street, TQ13 8NL

T: 01647 440735



Instagram: green_shoes_uk

Facebook: @GreenShoesDevonUK

Twitter: @GreenShoes_uk


Mike Jeffery


I work with a variety of woods to create items that are both practical and decorative.

Ponderosa, Station Road, TQ13 8NQ

T: 01647 440 755



Bekah Mardall


Bekah’s work is for sale at ‘Gather’ 1a The Square, TQ13 8NF

T: 07527 733267



Bundy Riley

Organic Skincare

I produce hand crafted, high quality herbal skin care products, following traditional methods.  I apply the medicinal properties of wild plants and combine natural ingredients into products which are beneficial for the skin. I grow all the herbs naturally, with the wider environment in mind, to encourage pollinating insects and to ensure the quality of the active ingredients in the herbs themselves.

T: 01647 432976



Penny Simpson


Pots for flowers, kitchen & table, planters, and tiles. I use a red earthenware clay, hand thrown on the wheel or built from slabs of clay, decorated with coloured slips and glazes, often using motifs from the natural world.

The Studio, 44a Court Street, TQ13 8LG

T: 01647 440708

M: 07969 468985



Instagram: penny_simpson_ceramics

Facebook: @SimpsonPenny


Yuli Somme (Bellacouche)


Heritage-style Scandinavian felt making workshop in a beautiful setting. Choose from a hand made collection of useful felted items; hotty covers, pillows, felting kits, tea cosies, insoles, tuffets, wall hangings and more. All made from 100% organic Shetland and primitive breed sheep’s wool.

Unitarian Chapel, Cross Street, TQ13 8NL

M: 07763 935 897

T: 01647 441405


Instagram: @bellacouche

Facebook: @bellacouche

Twitter: @bellacouche




I came over to UK from my native country Japan 35years ago to study fine art. I was attracted by the beauty of pottery in Devon, so I changed my course to pottery. Since I had a grant from The Arts Council, I have been making porcelain tableware using my original blue glaze. Visitors are welcome

Cross Street Pottery, Cross Street, TQ13 8NL

T: 01647 440782



Instagram: seijiporcelain

Facebook: @tajaporcelain

Katherine Miles


Dartmoor based willow artist displayed in stately homes, private gardens and as interior design pieces. 

She weaves animals and other sculptural pieces mainly to commission.  

She is part of the Dartmoor Artisan Trail ( and  associate member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. 

Katherine holds regular willow animal workshops in Moretonhampstead. 

Tel No 07762 387347 

The Unitarian Chapel 

Cross Street 

Moretonhampstead TQ13 8NL 

Maggi Rowell 


A bespoke dressmaker and specialist alteration taken as well as commissions  

Also a textile artist using up-cycled natural  fabrics. 

26 Court Street, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8LG 

phone no 07776186725 OR 01647 440088 


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