Sammy and Glenn create furniture and accessories using reclaimed and natural materials. They have a beautifully spare and yet textured aesthetic that might be termed ‘post-industrial wabi‘.
They live close to Bucks Mills village, which is on the north Devon coast between Clovelly and Bideford. Glenn happens to be a surfing buddy of the local National Trust ranger (networking Devon-style!) and they got talking about plans to use the tiny building for artists’ residencies.
The Cabin was owned by artists Judith Ackland (1889-1971) and Mary Stella Edwards (1893-1989). They stayed and worked there during the summer months between the 1920s and Judith’s death in 1971.
The items have been selected to fit in and at the same time to subtly contrast with the setting. I think this is a fascinating investigation into what ‘spirit of place’ is and how it is created.
The installation at Bucks Mills Cabin can be seen this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (22nd to 24th July), 11:00-15:00.