Friday, 10 August 2012


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Like I mentioned in the post about the Ethicurean, Tim and I recently returned to Dartmoor to teach another printmaking course at Dartmoor Arts. Dartmoor Arts is a week long art school run by artists surrounding the beautiful village of Drewsteignton. It was great to be back there and we were blessed with amazing weather. I really enjoyed getting my hands inky again and realised that there are a lot of similarities between old job and new, aprons, gloves and even colour mixing isn't too different to making a cake. We took full advantage of being in such beautiful surroundings and embraced our new found spontaneity with drives in search of stone circles and even a dip in the river. We stayed in the same beautiful house as last year, an old rectory where we got to enjoy eggs from the roaming chickens & Indian running ducks for breakfast along with milk from the farm down the road.

The workshop was run from Peter Randal-Page's studio which was in the middle of a luscious green valley with swallows flying in and out all day (occasionally leaving little gifts on people's work). Other gifts included elevenses of homemade scones & clotted cream and afternoon tea of an amazing fruity sponge on our last day brought in by a student. A group meal was included every night but we snuck off mid week for a meal in a nearby pub where we enjoyed mackerel served with golden beetroot and hake with sautéed fennel. We even managed to bring some of Devon home with us in the form of chutneys made with apples from the local orchard. We had a really magical week and I can't wait till next year!

To find our more about Dartmoor Arts, check out their website


  1. So beautiful! I commented on fb about where you stayed, but you might not have seen! Is it a private house or b&b? Looking for potential wedding places and this looks lovely! X

    1. Hi Abigail, sorry I missed your message on fb! Both the house & the place we had our workshop are private sadly. Would be an amazing venue for a wedding though.x


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