The Woodland Atelier
Vicki and Brigid share a passion for their beautiful country and seaside surroundings in Cornwall.
Each with their own artistic backgrounds, the two were friends for many years before they decided to join creative forces and set up The Woodland Atelier. What began as a platform for their joint work – collecting, making and displaying findings from hedgerow, garden and seashore – quickly developed into an imaginative business designing and creating decorations and installations for photo shoots, local events and weddings.
Working with a range of materials including paper and seaweed and sourcing seasonal sustainable flowers and foliage from trusted local growers growing on a small scale themselves, they provide beautiful decorations that are plastic free (no floral foam) and fully compostable afterwards.
From initial consultation and ideas through to the design and creation of your vision, The Woodland Atelier aims to make the process a delight from start to finish.
I was very lucky to grow up by the seaside on the north Cornish coast, with creative parents who encouraged my painting, drawing and making. Our cottage garden was filled with scented flowers from spring to autumn, with the seasons bringing different blooms for me to dry and press. My inspiration remains focused in the ancient woodlands, on the tide line and in pottering around in the garden.
BRIGID DE COURCY
I've lived most of my life in a secluded woodland mill house on the south Cornish coast. My parents were authentic 1950's bohemians, having left London for a self-sufficient artistic life in the far southwest. These woods have given me a deeply held connection with the natural world. As a child I grew up collecting, displaying and playing with the natural materials that surrounded us, and these influences continue to flow through my work today.
Behind The Scenes
Work in progress snaps and design sketches.
Brigid’s polytunnel at The Woodland Atelier HQ on the South Cornish coast, and raised beds in Vicki’s garden on the North Cornish coast. We are very small-scale growers at the moment but we’ll keep you posted how we get on here!