Shore Cottage Studio

Time and Space to be Creative

What we do...

Taking inspiration from our unique coastal location, we offer friendly, family run courses in our comfortable beachfront studio. Providing an individual experience in a relaxed atmosphere with time to explore, experiment and create. Based in a stunning studio on a tidal estuary on the Wirral, North West England. Three generations of artists hope to inspire and spark creativity.

Creative Courses

Creative Courses

We offer a variety of creative courses in Photography, Textiles, Laser Cutting, and Glass fusing, click here to learn more and make a booking

Commissions

Commissions

Shore Cottage Studio is home to 3 working artists who can create custom pieces for you upon request, click here to see our portfolio of work, and make an enquiry.

Shop

Shop

We also offer some of our more popular pieces for sale directly from our online shop, click here to view our stock and make a purchase or buy a gift voucher.

About the Studio

Featured on Channel 4, described as "The perfect place to teach art"

Meet the Artists

A family team who all studied art as mature students we steer away from traditional tutoring in favour of a more experimental collaborative approach. We are passionate about passing on the knowledge of the subjects we love in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

Kris Heath

Kris loves; typography, chunky wooden furniture, and collecting circles.

Laura Heath

Laura loves; tactile textures, chiaroscuro, and home baking.

Sue Barnes

Sue loves; rusted metal, vintage textiles, and homemade presents.

Shore Cottage Studio is...

...sited in the most enviable position on the Wirral peninsula looking over the River Dee to North Wales, we have a real get away from it all secluded feel. The varying tides and open views make the studio environment an ever changing, exciting, dynamic, inspirational place.

Getting Here

Getting Here

We have welcomed visitors from all around the world and are well served by transport links. We hope to see you soon.

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Click here to take a virtual tour of the Studio interior.

Where to Stay

Where to Stay

Shore Cottage Studio visitors can get a special discount at the local Peel Hey Guest House.

George Clarke

George Clarke

Amazing Spaces / Channel 4

"With light streaming in from the open sky outside, it really is the perfect place to teach art classes... and that view is just incredible... this is life changing stuff!"

Alex Reece

Alex Reece

Contributing Editor / Coast Magazine

"Just heading down the steps to Shore Cottage Studio gives you a sense of leaving the world behind. And spending two days at this beachside haven, under the expert creative guidance of Laura and Kris, really does help you to slow down and look at the world through fresh eyes."

Cheshire Life

Cheshire Life

May Issue 2014 / Cheshire Life Magazine

“The view from Shore Cottage Studio on Thurstaston Beach is magnificent... and the sea chipped in this Winter with plentiful materials, transformed into art by students and tutors. The whole place lifts the spirits.”

Garden Rooms Magazine

Garden Rooms Magazine

January Issue 2014 / Garden Rooms Magazine

“A dramatic and aspirational business, focussed around the two elements that mean the most to them - their professional passions, and a remarkable location.”

iBuild Magazine

iBuild Magazine

April/May Issue 2014 / iBuild Magazine

“The close-knit artistically skilled Heath/Barnes family have built a unique garden room beside their cottage that sits on the shores of the beautiful windswept Wirral peninsula”