If you're coming to see the exhibition From Here to there and Back Again, It might look as if Ashbrittle is cut off from the rest of the world!!

If you're coming from Holcombe direction either cut across to Tracebridge then up the hill or come via Staple Cross ignoring any road closed signs.

If you're coming from the A38 or Wiveliscombe direction follow diversions and ignore the road closed sign just before entering the village.

I will be trying my best to put signs to help you find your way.


Linked by the River Tone, artists at Greenways Studios, Ashbrittle and Hurstone Studios Waterrow have created exhibitions at the two studios and installations relating to the river along the footpath.

The artworks will evoke the influence of the river through print, paintings, drawings, photographs, whittlings, film, bookworks and sculptures.

A footpath map will be available at both venues and Wivey house, Wiveliscombe.


Hurstone Studios


From Taunton take the B3227

Waterrow, turn left just before the bridge and the Rock Inn.

Follow signs to Hurstone.

Greenways Studios

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From A38, follow signposts for Ashbrittle, Greenham.

Continue on winding road to Ashbrittle.

Follow signs to Greenways Studios

Lovely feedback from the Inch exhibition.

Brilliant! Really inspired.

Much more extensive than expected.

Inch beauty and talent.

Wonderful. Really inspiring and thought provoking.

How far you can interpret an inch. Amazing!

A wonderful exhibition! Such variety of work in minimal sizes.

A beautiful serene space.

Really interesting and unexpected artwork in an unexpectedly beautiful setting.

Good to peer closely.

Thank you for inches of your time!

Very good and a bit mad.

Many thanks for the space, the inspiration and the tranquillity.

Thank you for putting on this exhibition.

What a lovely thing to do.

Inspirational. Loved all the work.

Great idea well executed. Every inch the perfect exhibition.

Lovely. Inchanting.

Vibrant. Totally amazing.


Lovely comments about the new exhibition on Facebook.
“A wonderful day out in sunny Somerset. First stop.....looking at, and interacting with, Michael Fairfax’s beautiful and thought provoking work at the Greenways Studios PV, Ashbrittle, Somerset. The huge ear harp is amazing - when you put your ear to the wood and play the strings you can feel the notes sounding inside you. We also loved the installation of dried flowers, leaves and grasses by Jo Hartas, when you walk in the scent of a wildflower meadow fills the room.
Do go if you showcases the work of ten local artists and is on for two weeks.”

Woodland Walk and Lantern Decorating Workshop

Woodland Walk and Lantern Decorating Workshop with Jo and Laura


Bring your child ( or stay ) for a nature ramble in the woods, collecting materials to create pictures and patterns.  Younger than 8 must be accompanied.  We will finish with tea and cakes and an illuminated walk through the woods.

£12 per person.

To book a place please call 01823 672707 or email from the contact page.


2-4.30 on Tuesday 23 & Tuesday 30th of October



Wreath Making Workshop

Join Jo and Laura making Autumn wreaths and garlands


On this workshop we will use Autumn seed heads,fruits and foliage to create gorgeous garlands and wreaths.  You will spend a lovely afternoon enjoying a demo from Jo and then making your own wreath or wreaths and dressing it.  All necessary materials supplied as well as coffee, tea and delicious cake.  Feel free to bring your own materials.


The workshop will take place at greenway studios on Saturday 27th of October between 2 and 5pm.  £45 per person.

To book a place please call 01823 672707 or email from the contact page.


Ear Harp Workshop

Create an ear harp with Michael Fairfax. Select the shape you desire. Whittle patterns and shapes into the wood before stringing it up. Make your own tuning pegs so you can tune each string. The sound of the instrument is heard by putting your ear to the wood. This workshop uses sharp tools. Knives, axes and saws. Maximum 6 people. If you have a favourite knife, axe or saw please bring it. I can supply all the above.

10-4pm £60 including lunch.

To book a place please call 01823 672707 or email from the contact page.

October 27th 10-4pm

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Studio Exhibition

Private view October 20 1-5 p.m. Exhibition runs from October 21st - November 3 2018

An exciting first exhibition at the studios. Featuring the work of 10 local artists and craftspeople.

Workshops to be run by some of the artist.

Michael Fairfax.

Michael Fairfax.

Rachel Gundrey.

Rachel Gundrey.

Simon Healy.

Simon Healy.

Louise Waugh.

Louise Waugh.

Peter Scott-Smith.

Peter Scott-Smith.

Paul Leyland.

Paul Leyland.

Judy Willoughby

Judy Willoughby

Ross Emerson.

Ross Emerson.

Jane Embleton

Jane Embleton