Giant Grasshopper found on remote North Devon beach

For the first time this year we were part of Welcombe Open Studios, which gives people the chance to visit the studios of artists and designer makers in this beautiful part of North Devon near the border with Cornwall. There’s always plenty to see such as photography, art, pottery, textiles, furniture, poetry and this year even us working with Tom Hyde at Welcombe Beach.

We offered hands on art for families right on the beach, this was done by us all working together through the day to create what turned out to be a fairly large drift wood sculpture.

We asked the kids to choose what they wanted to make, and when they decided on a Grasshopper we were all slightly worried. Anyway with the expert help of Tom we worked through the day until our creation was finished. At the end of the day we removed it from the beach and it is now back living in our education area next to our office near Hartland. I’m sure it scared a few motorists during its journey back to Hartland as it hung out of the pickup!

Thanks to all the families that helped and see you next year.

5 responses to “Giant Grasshopper found on remote North Devon beach

  1. I love this sculpture, it is amazing

  2. Matthew Harragin

    Talk about a stick insect!

  3. Well done! I think it’s really beautiful! I want one!!!

  4. Maxine Brown

    Thank you for letting us take part in this amazing art project. This was the most memorable day of our family holiday last summer. Our sons, Jacob and Daniel (the boy in the shorty wetsuit) still talk about the giant grasshopper and the fun they had that day on the beach.
    The Brown Family from Chester

    • Hi Maxine,Thankyou for your lovely comments and im glad you had a great day. We will be on the beach again on the 11th August as part of the open studios so would love to see you all again.


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