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Cockington studio invite to new craftwork tenants

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

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COCKINGTON Court is accepting applications for new craftwork tenants.

South Devon's £2.85million purpose-built craft centre is looking for talented 3D craftworkers to join its growing creative family.

The craft centre is visited by more than 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.

These open space studios are fitted with wide glass doors and display windows.

Potential tenants need to specialise in demonstrable, three-dimensional crafts, preferably art textiles, fashion (including millinery), sculpture, green woodworking, mosaic, basketry, jewellery, functional ceramics, enamelling, hurdle making or willow weaving.

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, email centre director marissa.wakefield@tedcltd.com

The closing date for applications is 9am on January 14. Subsequent interviews for applicants will be at Cockington Court on January 23.

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