Visit galleries and potteries in Ruby Country and support local artisans.
There are a small number of galleries and potteries spread around Ruby Country. Each is unique in its own right and well worth a visit.
West Gallery, Glebe Farm Barn, West Putford, Bradworthy, Holsworthy. EX22 7XE Tel: 01409 241 989
West Gallery is an exciting art gallery showcasing art work by some of the best artists and makers in the Devon and Cornwall. Located deep in the beautiful North Devon countryside near Bradworthy, you will find contemporary and traditional fine art, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood crafts, jewellery and textiles as well as many unique, hand-crafted items that are not on the high street. The gallery is run by designer and artist Rob Walker and his wife Belinda who have assembled a unique collection of fine art and designer ware.
Hatherleigh Pottery, 20 Market Street, Hatherleigh. EX20 3JP Tel: 01837 810 624
A working pottery with showrooms in Hatherleigh, featuring the work of 2 resident potters, local artists and textiles.
Salar Gallery, 18-20 Bridge Stree, Hatherleigh. EX20 3HY Tel: 01837 810 940
The Salar Gallery opened in the centre of this small market town in 1991 to provide an exhibition space for local artists and craftsmen.
To find us, from the Town Car park, pass Roger Dean’s Sheep sculpture and on reaching Bridge Street, turn left, pass the Supermarket, and we are a short way up on the left.
Our opening times for Gallery and Exhibitions are as follows Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sats 10am to 1pm & 2 to 5pm Other times and days by appointment.
The Gallery celebrates the West Country – landscape, animals and rural subjects – through the eyes of artists (painters, sculptors, photographers and writers.) living in the area. Displays and sells original work of up to 50 artists and craftsmen, many inspired by the many facets of the local area.
Winsford Walled Garden Gallery, Winsford, Halwill, Beaworthy. EX21 5XT Tel: 01409 221 477
Visitors to Winsford Walled Garden can also visit the studio and gallery of local artist and garden owner Dugald Stark.
Dugald has exhibited his paintings widely throughout the South West and around London with many one man shows to his name as well as exhibiting at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Dugald’s canvases all portray that magic moment of inspiration. He has the ability to observe the effects of light on the subject and paint in striking yet harmonious colours using a blend of subtle realism and bold impressionism.
Tarka Pottery, Glebe Farm, Little Torrington. EX38 8PS Tel: 07931 306 414
Tarka Pottery is a ideal place for children as well as adults to learn how to paint pottery, use the potter’s wheel and use clay. They also make pottery.
Blandine Anderson (website only)
Blandine Anderson’s unique ceramic sculptures are a captivating dialogue between fine art, ceramics and sculpture. The inspiration for most of Blandine’s work begins in the forms of the landscape of her immediate surroundings in North Devon. Her works are directly affected by the colours of the changing seasons, and the scale of her sculpture captures both the broad sweep of ploughed fields and the minutiae of the hedgerows.
Worthy Pottery, Kimworthy Cottage, Holsworthy. EX22 7RP Tel: 07845 680 985
I run Raku courses, which for the novice is a very exciting and enjoyable way in to the ceramic experience, you will make a piece of sculpture or pot and fire it.
David Cleverly Ceramics, Haytown Pottery, Haytown, Holsworthy. EX22 7UW Tel: 01409 261 476
Maker of English ceramics, creatures and heroes.
Clive Bowen, Shebbear Pottery, Shebbear, Beaworthy. EX21 5QX Tel: 01409 281 271
Clive Bowen was born in Cardiff in 1943. He studied painting and etching before taking up a pottery apprenticeship. He has been making wood-fired traditional slipware pottery at Shebbear Pottery in North Devon since 1971.
Monkeokehampton Pottery, Barnswell, Monkeokehampton, Winkleigh. EX19 8SF. Tel. 01837 851580
Monkeokehampton Pottery produces hand-thrown functional pottery in a range of colours and styles.
Ruby Country Partnership is pleased to be supporting these businesses and would like to support more. If you are interested in working with Ruby Country Partnership to develop and promote your business please contact us at Holsworthy Information Centre on 01409 254185 or email us at email@example.com