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.
The gallery curates an annual programme of exhibitions, with occasional guest exhibitors from elsewhere in the United Kingdom. The exhibition currently showing in the gallery is 'Seasons of change', which features the work of watercolour artist, Peter Dolbear, handcrafted mirrors by Joan Bose..
Peter has spent his lifetime in the great outdoors observing and interpreting the sights and beauty all around him. His watercolour paintings capture the vibrant colours, light and atmosphere of his experience - an effect achieved by painting outdoors, whatever the weather.
Joan's work is inspired by her love and admiration for the beauty of stained glass and the work of the 19th century craftsman Louis Comfort Tiffany. Her exquisite pieces are created using the finest quality of materials in her studio in Truro, Cornwall.
Other artists in the gallery
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.
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.
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.
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.