Artists will be opening their doors around the picturesque village from Friday until Sunday (July 25-27.)

Pottery created by David Westcott, one of eight taking part in Welcombe Open Studios this weekend (July 25-27).Pottery created by David Westcott, one of eight taking part in Welcombe Open Studios this weekend (July 25-27).

ARTISTS will be throwing wide their doors as Welcombe Open Studios returns for its ninth year.

From Friday through to Sunday eight artists in and around the picturesque village on the Cornish border will be showcasing a wide range of work from photography, fine art and pottery to textiles, furniture, glass.

The event runs from 10.30am-4.30pm each day and gives visitors the chance to see where the artists create their work and to buy directly from them or commission work.

For many, this is the only event where they open their studios to the public.

This year will also see the return of the National Trust Art on the Beach day on Friday, when families can join artist Tom Hyde and National Trust rangers for some hands on craft activities at Welcombe Beach.

The Pop Up Tea Room will also appear for the weekend with cakes and treats baked locally and sold for charity.

All studios are within walking distance of each other but all have parking and will be signposted from the A39 and around the village.

Leaflets with map will be available from the shop at Welcombe, The Old Smithy Inn, the village hall and all studios.

Mackerel Dish by Alice Gare, one of eight artists taking part in Welcombe Open Studios this weekend (July 25-27).Mackerel Dish by Alice Gare, one of eight artists taking part in Welcombe Open Studios this weekend (July 25-27).

For more information visit www.welcombearts.wordpress.com or call 01288 331101.