Cotehele Gallery

Located in the east range of Cotehele House, Cotehele Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting and selling the work of West Country artists and craft makers.

Cotehele Gallery is open daily from 11am-5pm.

The gallery is one of just a few within the National Trust. You'll find a range of British contemporary art and craft as well as a selection of British-made clothing, displayed alongside handmade accessories and jewellery.

Changing exhibitions

The gallery curates an annual programme of exhibitions, with occasional guest exhibitors from elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

21 May - 30 October: 'Sunlight and Shadows'

Cotehele Gallery bursts with talent and creativity and the ‘Sunlight and Shadows’ exhibition is no exception. The cleverly-crafted displays showcase the very best talent from West Country artists all in the beautiful setting of Cotehele’s Drawing Room.

As the sun pours through the bay window of the gallery it bounces off the unique work of Clive Maddison who twists aluminium thread into unique and intricate trees. The sunlight reflecting off Joan Bose’s stained glass mirrors bounces across the work of Paul Jackson. 

Paul uses white earthenware to construct his energetic and sinuous pieces with references to the rock formations and coastline of North Cornwall. Paul’s work sits next to Margaret Johnson’s,  who explores the use of colour, texture and form in translucent glass with precious metal foils and silk fibre to create bowls and glass panels that would look stunning in any interior.

The shadows rest on the work of Faith Jenkins  -  scarves, bags and hats using traditional wet felting techniques combined with silk – the results are a ravishing new material that moves in a magical way as the colour of the silk glows through the wool fibres. 

Sunlight and Shadows exhibition in Cotehele Gallery
Sunlight and Shadows exhibition in Cotehele Gallery at Cotehele, Cornwall

4 November - 6 January, 2018: 'All That Glitters'

A coming together of regular and new artists to celebrate the festive period with shine and sparkle to illuminate the imagination.

10 February - 4 June: ‘A New Dawn’

Paul Jackson, one of the country's leading ceramicists, will exhibit a new range of work called ‘Madrugada’

The clothing boudoir

'Out of Xile' clothing, made from luxurious natural fabrics, complement the gallery’s art collection. 'Out of Xile' creator, Cathy Hewlett, has been designing and making clothing in Britain for 25 years and her 'handmade in England' policy focuses on attention to detail and the quality of the finished product, as well as continuing to support one of the country's oldest traditional industries.

Out of Xile clothing in Cotehele Gallery is appropriate for occasional or every day wear
Out of Xile outfit on a model in Cotehele Gallery, Cornwall

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. Sign up in the gallery during your next visit.