Dartmoor based willow artist Katherine Miles loves to create life size  willow animals and watch the individual characters come alive as she weaves.  The deer family and a large Heron already at the estate are also her work.    Commissioned by Kate Baylis the 11 ft T Rex is Katherine's largest work to date and is a magnificent example of willow weaving at it’s very best.   The steel supporting frame was made by Katherine's partner Blacksmith Greg Abel and gives strength to the creature.  The Dinosaur has been woven onto this frame, the willow work creating the entire form and dimension of the animal.   The weaving has taken 3 weeks at Katherines’ study at Stone Lane Gardens.  The next challenge is to transport the giant form to her new home in the heart of the Canonteign Falls estate.  Find this huge T Rex in the Victorian Fern Garden where he will feel very much at home in this ancient landscape. Follwoing our summer name the dinosaur competition, our T Rex is called Ruby!

 

 

The new Devil’s Leap Bridge nestled in the heart of Canonteign Falls estate is now open. The modern bridge is brilliantly juxtaposed with the ancient fern landscape. More art than bridge, the installation has taken 2  years to reach fruition with huge logistical hurdles to overcome. Kate Baylis says “I wanted a magical structure for this incredibly special location, to create abridge with a charming twist that children and adults will want to return to again and again”.

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Twin sisters Bethany and Alice Antliff , graduates from South Devon and Plymouth College of Arts have successfully won the accolade of Canonteign Falls Resident  Summer Artist’s for 2018.   After the success of the collaboration last summer with South Devon Plymouth College of Art,  Canonteign Falls again asked graduates to apply for the position and with the calibre of the artist so high Bethany and Alice, twin sisters, were both awarded a summer residency.  The artist's pictured here with their final peices that were inspired by the beautiful landscape and biodiverstiy within and around Canonteign Falls, their work will  be exhibited in the cafe and collections of there woek sold in the gift shop. 

This season, ,we want to celebrate everythig that's great about the people and places nearby.