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Discover new skills, brush up on old ones and explore your own creativity here at Combewater Studios situated in beautiful rural Devon.


With a broad range of interdisciplinary skills and many years of teaching experience between them, Alison Brown and Robin Shelton are able to offer you a holistic, traditional and multi-disciplinary approach with a focus on the promotion of skill as well as ideas.

Robin has recently finished building his Dark Room for analogue processing of film but is also passionate about research into environmental photographic techniques, such as salt prints, chromatographs, or phytoprints. He trained as a jeweller in the 90s at Loughborough, and specialises in repurposing found objects for use in original rings, bracelets and neckpieces.

Alison is an artist who loves using a variety of materials such as clay and textiles, but also treasures the chance to reuse and recycle found bits and stuff whenever possible. She studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art in the early 80s with some amazing tutors, and recently completed an MA at Bath School of Art. She's also great at making cakes!

Group sizes for courses will be limited, with social distancing measures in place. 

For more information, call us on 07811 102216, or use the contact form

We can also offer 1:1 and family sessions - perfect for that rainy holiday. Just give us a call to check availability. With London and Birmingham 3 hours away and St Ives, in Cornwall 2 hours drive, we are perfectly located for a few hours break en route to or from your holiday destination in the South West.

The studios are situated in a beautiful green leafy valley on the Devon / Dorset border, close to both the A35 and A303/30 near Honiton, not far from Lyme Regis and the beautiful Jurassic Coast. They are part of a complete eco-renovation project which also includes an old Methodist chapel.

In the next year or two we will offer onsite eco-accommodation as well, but in the meantime we can suggest some wonderful places to stay nearby.

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