Local UK Artists

Local Artists and their work

As we are moving into the hub of the Teignmouth Arts Quarter, we love the idea of trading fairly with local UK artisans as well.

Below is a list of well known local artists and their medium they work with:

Liz Hopton - Driftwood and Rock Dreams

Driftwood and Rock Pool Dreams is a craft business inspired by my love of Shaldon and Teignmouth and the surrounding coastline. It all started when I made light up rock pools for my beach themed wedding 2 years ago.

Since then I've been making beach themed jars, driftwood boats and other beached themed items. I also hand sew up cycled jean bags with a nautical theme.
Jeremy Leach
Jeremy, who is an internationally known potter, began his pottery career at the ripe old age of 5 years old, under his father’s instruction, of course. In his twenties, Jeremy studied at the Central School of Arts & Crafts and shortly after, Jeremy set up Craft Pottery in South East London. After a time spent teaching pottery in London, Jeremy moved to Bovey Tracey in Devon in 1970, where he has since been potting in his studio in Lowerdown.
Steve and Joanne Clark t/a Used2Bee
We take everyday objects and give them new life. Almost anything can be repurposed to make a new product so you can guess what the items used to be! We are a husband and wife team and began creating upcycled craft in 1995.

We have converted part of our home to workshops and the garage is the wood shop and ‘upcycled’ shed. We have won awards including the Recycle Devon Award, have a 5 star ETSY rating and have over 20 years of experience in trading.
Chris Dobbs

I have been painting pictures on and off for 50 years, more off than on. I consider myself mostly an essayist who uses pictures rather than words. Recently I have been life drawing, painting portraits and exploring ceramics.
Jennifer Jenkins
Having retired from a successful medical career and following a two- year course in Art and Design with the Open College Network, this love of art and creativity, has become my main interest.

Encouraged by my family and friends, I am enjoying the delight of experiencing the many and varied forms of expression, from pen and ink sketches, oils, watercolours and pastels, to three-dimensional work. Inspired by the techniques and skills of other artists and my own observations, I follow no fixed style. Hence, new ideas always excite me.
Jane Kelly
Hi, I'm Jane Kelly and welcome to my art! I moved to Teignmouth with my four children fourteen years ago and it was definitely a brilliant decision. I have worked with the Kingsway Meadow Community Centre, Talk Training and Ratcliffe school - I enjoy a challenge!

My art has always been a way of relaxing and turning my mind off for a while. I like to make pieces that can be looked at with a smile so I really hope you enjoy them.
Emma Appels-Riley
I grew up in London, and studied at Camberwell College of Art, where I completed a BA Honours Degree in Graphic Design. I have worked as a calligrapher and graphic designer for many prestigious clients, but my passion has always been for painting, watercolour in particular. I also make costume jewellery, and had a stall at both Greenwich and Camden Markets in London for several years.

I moved to Devon last year, after spending thirteen wonderful years in Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town is an artist's dream, with it's beautiful scenery and magical light. I was able to really indulge my creative nature.
I am now looking for inspiration back in England, particularly Devon and Cornwall, which is also an artist's paradise, with it's beautiful landscapes and historic, quirky buildings.
Graham Mitchell

I trained as a Medical Microbiologist and then became General Manager of a major manufacturing company. My interests, though, have always been art focussed: experimenting and learning.

Jewellery has always been part of human culture as a non-verbal way of expressing individuality. For me, each piece is a personal journey starting from the original concept. That journey can only end when a wearer chooses to wear it as a personal statement as to “who they are”. I need to understand the properties of those materials, and how to cut, join and finish them.

Working from my studio in Oswestry, Shropshire, I combine jewellery making with photography, and latterly relief printmaking. Though different techniques, I find the design process surprisingly similar, and each gives a new perspective on the others.
Derek Pearman

When after 24 years as an operational fire fighter I was involved in an accident which meant I could no longer continue that career, I needed to find something to pass the time, which would not stress my back so artistic influences started to come back to the forefront of my life.

I can spend a long time creating my sculptures, and time is what they need!
I went being able to create things which had been in my mind for many years. So I have many ideas to bring to the publics notice which I hope everyone will enjoy.
Pat (Pichia) Medcalf

I love making jewellery and soft toys. Recently, I have become interested in knitting, crocheting and dress making – particularly making t-shirts.
I have Fibromyalgia and I find that doing this work, helps me manage the pain.
Eileen Simpson

Now I have retired from teaching, I have more time to enjoy a long-term hobby. I fell in love with water colours as a ‘Teign’-ager and it is still my favourite medium. However, I am now trying acrylics and oils and also enjoy embroidery and appliqué on different surfaces.
Emmanuel Alfred

Emmanuel Alfred is well known in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania as both a mountain guide and an artist. He trained at the Nairobi Institute of Fine Arts, Kenya in 1989 and was then mentored by Tanzanian artist Gine Gai.

His popularity as an artist in Tanzania has seen him produce commissions and unique African paintings for locals, tourists and climbers but he is most proud of the help he has been able to give to local children and orphanages in the Kilimanjaro region.

Now living in Teignmouth with the Devonian wife he guided up Kilimanjaro, he is enjoying working with Voyage Fair Trade by not only selling his unique artwork but also the intricate gifts produced by women's cooperatives.
Angie Jenner

A year after leaving Art School in 1985, I started selling my art work as an illustrator and began teaching in 1998. I love working with different subjects and media. Currently I am enjoying the process of delving into abstraction human form, especially portraiture.

My real passion is teaching and I sincerely believe that I am so privileged to be able to impart my knowledge and enthusiasm to others...to see them flourish and grow as fellow artists in their own right is a great honour.
Mos Shaw

Mos was in the building trade most of his life, however art has always been his passion and he has always been involved in art. He uses many mediums such as paint, metals and wood and has a number of unique styles such as street art and crafting robot models and wooden furniture. In doing this Mos is very well known in the local area.

Another aspect of his artwork is his use of recycled materials making him very eco-friendly.
Harry Warner - Barge Painting

He uses traditional barge art to decorate household items. He creates beautiful items hand painted, canal boats, gypsy caravans, kettles and teapots.
Virginia Griem

I am a potter, a painter and a poet. I live in Kingsteignton, but am originally from Buckinghamshire. My father was an architect and a painter so art is in my blood. I have always loved making and painting and now that I have retired from the newspaper industry am enjoying the freedom and time to create.

I am secretary of the Newton Abbot Art Group, and actively involved in the Teignmouth Poetry Festival which takes place every year in March.
Eileen Slatter

An artisan with a unique style. During studying art at university, while using and liking lots of mediums she discovered and fell in love with automatic drawing (Surrealist automatism) where she would express the subconscious mind through art.

Ruth Wride

Ruth loves the unexpected results of fused glass and rake firing. The colours she uses represent spectrums of feeling and diversity. Many of the glass pictures depict life above and below the oceans and seas which she has been privileged to have experienced. Commissions are much welcome.
Camphill Devon Community

As well as supporting local artists and fair trade artisans, we also sell unique ornaments and homeware from Camphill Devon.

A community that provides accommodation and support to adults with a learning disability. We offer registered residential accommodation at Hapstead Village in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Supported living is also provided in the Teignbridge and South Hams area of Devon.
Michael Wright

I started out a couple of years ago when I was lucky enough to be given an old wood turning lathe and a roughing gauge. Mostly self taught I enjoyed the sensation of watching things appear from the wood.

I loved finding out which wood was the best to turn and how to get different finishes and looks. So I am often found covered in saw dust with a smile on my face as something new comes out of the garage.
Jenny Cook

I have always loved making things for as long as I can remember and hate throwing away anything that can be made into something new! So I have a small business selling hessian table ware for weddings and parties. I also make greeting cards from hessian and wooden buttons – very simple but unique and a little bit special and different to mass produced cards.
Patricia (Trish) Edwards

My influences are varied, I have a passion for drawing the human form and portraits but am also pulled towards the grace and beauty of horses, nature and all animals, so my work can change according to what is interesting to me at the time. I am currently using Pastel as a medium and am enjoying exploring its uses. Current themes are: “bonds” between us as beings and within our environment.
Celia Crowe t/a Pet Portraits

We do personalised artwork of any pets. We create it on pyrography wood or traditional mixed medium with a mount and frame.
Wendy Berg

Wendy uses her amazing photographic skills to create cards and calendars of iconic images of Teignmouth.
Babette Hunt

When I was young I studied at Art college years ago. However, it was only 2 years ago rediscovered my passion. I started in a craft market and sell in many shops. Driftwood, plants and sea life, all inspire my art.