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Holwell Studio, Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7TT
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TQ13 7TT
Venue Access Details
The studio is a work space with practical work and classes continuing throughout the open studios weeks. There is a slight incline from the parking area to the studio yard which is gravelled and may be uneven. Otherwise flat, small wheelchair accessible. We are off the lane to Manaton, If you reach Hound Tor you have gone too far. There will be good signage, when you arrive at the T at the bottom of the drive turn left and park under the trees. The studio is up to your left, a grey gazebo and greenhouse are in the yard. We are off grid, there is no mobile signal ( so no card payments should you want to buy anything ), we have a compost loo which is not wheelchair accessible. We are next to a working stable, please don't block any access or gateways, parking is at owners risk.
Website - (Angela Holmes)
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If exhibiting as a group please enter group member names
Kate Lyons-Miller @Kate_lyonsmiller_design David Newman @davidsculptor Angela Holmes. @angelaholmes.7 Rebecca Roberts. @becksroberts98
Extended Bio
Kate Lyons-Miller Ceramics I worked as a scenic artist for many years, in theatres all around Britain. A scenic artist is mostly concerned with surface and texture, a ceramicist with form; I explore both in my work, using the elemental nature of clay and rock to inform and inspire. No experience is wasted. My ceramic practice, however, had begun at as a teenager, I was taught at Dartington by Joy Nightingale, an early introduction to the clay bug. As a mature student I returned to art college to study ceramics, my first love, and where I met Rebecca Roberts. I was awarded a BA Hons in Ceramics at Plymouth College of Art in the summer of 2016, and an MA in Ceramic Design at BathSpa University, School of Art and Design, 2021. My current work is an exploration of place through the medium of clays and minerals, mostly related to Dartmoor. I have always been interested in inclusivity in the arts, and have worked with people with all kinds of disabilities throughout my career. Clay is a wonderful medium for self expression, and for enjoying the challenges of learning skills, thinking with one's hands and concentrating on something other than the day to day. People in the studio at Holwell often say, 'this is so therapeutic', which makes me feel very content. I see much of my teaching as facilitation, I help people to make their ideas. My clay groups include all abilities, children, teenagers and adults, recently groups from local refugee communities, sometimes family sessions which are always fun. I'm continually delighted by the range of expression; I firmly believe that 'making is good for you'. Angela Holmes I am a ceramicist and a stone sculptor. I have carved some large abstract pieces of stone sculpture, but now challenged by weight and installation of large works, I have made a return into clay. I have spent many years working in communities with adults and teenagers with learning disabilities. David Newman I am a stone sculptor living on Dartmoor. My work thus far has been experimental then geometric. I am now working on local stone in an exploratory manner. I enjoy investigating the qualities of the stone. Rebecca Roberts Ceramics - I love porcelain, the sea and the colour yellow! My work reflects my love of the coast, alongside exploring the idiosyncrasies of porcelain. I make unique wave pictures and coastal bowls which delve into the beauty of porcelain and the coastal area around Devon and Cornwall. Also, I produce a thrown, functional everyday range in porcelain. These then have personalised coastlines drawn and then inlaid with different coloured porcelain.
Holwell Studio near Widecombe in the Moor is the home and workplace of Kate Lyons-Miller, ceramicist, and David Newman sculptor. For 2024 Open Studios they are joined by Angela Holmes, sculptor and Rebecca Roberts, ceramicist. All four are linked by attention to place and material, creating a range of functional, experimental, outdoor and indoor works.


We are off the lane to Manaton; from the B3387, signed Hound Tor and Manaton, 1st R onto the drive, over a cattle grid, down drive, pass Holwell Bungalow, to a T junction, go left, park under the trees. Studio up to left, greenhouse in yard. Please don't block any gateways or access.
Parking under the trees, no access through concreted yard. At own risk
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Open all year by appointment Wheelchair / Disabled Access


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