Cotehele Gallery

Vases and other art works on display in the Gallery at Cotehele

Open daily from 10am, the Cotehele Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting and selling the work of West Country artists and craft makers

The gallery is one of just a few within the National Trust. You’ll find a range of West Country contemporary arts and crafts displayed alongside handmade accessories and jewellery.

Gallery exhibitions

The gallery curates an annual programme of exhibitions, with occasional guest exhibitors from elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Here's whats currently on show, and what exhibitions are coming up in the near future.

Some of Allison's favourites

Allison is our Gallery Organiser here at Cotehele, who works with Helen our Retail Manager to source a wide range of arts and crafts from around the West Country. Here are some of her favourites currently exhibiting in the gallery.

Paul Jackson

Paul is a ceramicist based in Cornwall. Each piece of his work is first thrown on the wheel, with subtle alterations giving each piece character and strength defined by a journey of discovery. The journey then continues during decoration, where the pot’s elegance and sense of balance grow directly out of Paul’s concern for harmony between form, colour and the painted surface.

Michele Cowmeadow

Originally from London, Michele moved down to Cornwall at the age of 24. Throughout her life Michele has enjoyed working in clay. Her pieces, often reminiscent of Grecian pottery, have an usual and unique form. Concentrating on the decoration of her pots she brings her love of the classic to them by working in blue together with natural colours.

Some of Michele Cowmeadow's works
Works by Michele Cowmeadow
Some of Michele Cowmeadow's works

Whittle Design

Kerry and Natalie Whittle work together from their small workshop near Plymouth. Mainly working with bronze, steel and copper, their main aim is the creation of new forms, textures and colours using a variety of heating, melting and welding techniques. Applying these hand-made production methods they have formulated a wide range of functional and decorative items, including mirrors, frames, clocks, wall hangings and sculptures.

Clocks by Whittle Design
Clocks by Whittle Design
Clocks by Whittle Design

Own Art

To help you manage your art budget, Cotehele Gallery offers the Own Art scheme, a national initiative that helps spread the cost of buying British art and craft allowing you to spread the cost over a number of months. Next time you’re in the gallery, please ask one of the team for more details and to sign up.