Cockington Court now accepting applications for new craftwork tenants

8th January 2013

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South Devon’s £2.85m purpose-built craft centre at Cockington Court in Torbay is now looking for talented 3D craftworkers to join its growing creative family.

The craft centre, set in 460 acres of beautiful parkland, is visited by over 100,000 visitors per year and provides an excellent location for artists to trade and develop their crafts.

Currently available to let are a range of well established, modern craft studios, all equipped with sinks, metered electricity, biomass heating and generous natural northern light from the roof as well as bright electric lighting.

These open space studios are fitted with wide glass doors and display windows, Potential tenants need to specialise in demonstrable, 3-dimensional crafts, preferably art textiles; fashion (including millinery); sculpture; green woodworking; mosaic; basketry; jewellery; functional ceramics; enameling; hurdle making or willow weaving. These specialisms complement the variety of other artisans already on site.

Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver said: “The art scene in Torbay is continuously growing and this opportunity to take up a studio at Cockington Court is certainly not to be missed. I invite all craftworkers to apply for a space at the centre and contribute to the creative momentum which Torbay is picking up. We are also very excited about the £27,420 grant Cockington has received from Arts Council England for the promotion of Art and Ceramics in Torbay in 2013, which will include a two-day Ceramic Festival at Cockington Court.“

Cockington Court Craft Centre Director, Marissa Wakefield said: “We are working on an exciting agenda to place Cockington on the international map as a cultural hub and craft centre. We have already held exhibitions from internationally acclaimed artists such as the Chapman Brothers, Henry Bruce and Andrew Lacey, as well as locally grown talent, which increase footfall and expose our craft studios to visitors and curators from all around the UK and abroad.

To learn more and to apply for a craft studio at Cockington Court, please request your application form by emailing Centre Director

The receipt of applications for new tenants will close at 9am on 14 January 2013. The subsequent interviews for applicants with approved application forms will be held at Cockington Court on 23 January 2013.

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