OPEN STUDIOS - sATURDAY 13 aPRIL 2019 FROM 10AM
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 - Blacksmith
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 - Pottery
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 Artist
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
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
Mike Jeffery - Woodwork
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 - Jewellery
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 - Pottery
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
Yuli Somme (Bellacouche) - Felt
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
Taja - Pottery
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