Coombe Farm Studios

Coombe Farm Studios is a rural centre dedicated to growing creativity. Supported by a beautiful environment, great food & people who actively enable the creative process, it’s a place for making & showing work, for meaning-making and for learning.

I feel completely taken care of while working at Coombe, the food, the coffee, the lush environment, and mostly the helpful and talented people who take care of you.  It is a truly special artists retreat.  Laurie Steen RWA 

When Coombe opened in 1983, it was one of the first small artist-led centres offering week-long creative courses. Since then, over the past thirty years, we have built up an amazing network of people from all over the globe, and all walks of life and many of them come back each year.

Today we continue to run residential courses year-round in both the UK & abroad (painting, printmaking and ceramics). We also showcase work from professional artists & makers at our on-site gallery, run a weekly yoga class, host creative retreats with partners from a variety of sectors and support the professional development of a wide range of artists.

Our network, the Coombe Creatives, lauched at the end of 2015, is a group of people dedicated to #growingcreativity in the South West. Join us here The Coombe Farm Studios Assocaite Artist scheme was launchd at the beginning of 2016, for the next two years we will work closely with Associates Kate Marshall and Belinda Chapman.

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Coombe Farm Studios
Devon TQ6 0JA

01803 722352

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Coombe Courtyard Early Spring

Image Credit: Malin Sjoberg

Coombe Studio Winter

Image Credit: Lara Lloyd

Coombe Associate Artist Belinda Chapman

Image Credit: Kate Marshall

Coombe Laurie Steen Drawing Course

Image Credit: Lara Lloyd

Coombe Gallery

Image Credit: Lara Lloyd

Coombe Food

Image Credit: Lara Lloyd

Coombe Accommodation

Image Credit: Lara Lloyd

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Friday 10 November 2017 – Saturday 06 January 2018

Present Makers 2017

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Saturday 11 November 2017 – Saturday 23 December 2017

Visible Girls

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MAKE 2017 - Contemporary Crafts for Christmas

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Saturday 18 November 2017 – Sunday 07 January 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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