Shaldon’s Homeyards Castle hosting its first group show for Devon Open Studios 2019
Over 200 artists and artisans across Devon open their studios to the public to show and sell their creations from Saturday 7th to Sunday 22 September.
Four local artists have teamed up to exhibit in Shaldon Botanical Garden’s Homeyards Castle, the first time such an event has been held in the castle. (An initiative supported by Teignbrige Council’s Open Spaces team).
‘Artists at Homeyards Castle’ are:
Alison Miles Pottery. Alison is an established ceramicist, known for her delicate tea light houses. Made in porcelain to obtain a depth of colour, they are inspired by the local houses around the Shaldon where she lives. They are hand painted and each has an individual character. Alison’s work demonstrates the loving care she takes across her process, even the packaging; beautiful locally made boxes, hand stained and waxed.
Cyan Saens (mixed media painting) . Cy moved to the area from London , and though now based in Buckfasleigh, returns to the Teign for inspiration. Working in mixed media, structures, landscape and natural elements are featured, with the Bridge and Pier sometimes making an appearance .
Val Wilkie (silver jewellery and pottery). Val is Bishopsteignton based and works with sterling silver wire, making pieces that have movement and joy. Often organic in style and teamed with colourful gemstones, they reflect the earthy textures and colours of this coastal location
Tina Hill-Art, Shaldon Pottery Studio. Tina’s estuary side studio is the inspiration for her silvery ‘ebbing tide’ glazing style. She creates sculptural and figurative items, vessel forms and jewellery in organic and rugged finishes, taking design notes from natural influences and seascapes.
Homeyards castle will open 11 am – 5 pm, Thursdays to Mondays during the event.
They will be running short workshops on weekend days, and teas will be served, with donations going to The Friends of Shaldon Botanical Gardens, each artist is donating a piece to be raffled for the friends also . To book workshops & further information:
Devon Open Studios free event guide is available from Devon Libraries, Tourist Information Centres, arts and community venues across the county or to download : devonartistnetwork.co.uk/artists