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Press Kit

Thank you for your interest in Shore Cottage Studio Ltd. we have collected together some information you may find useful if you are considering writing about us or perhaps would like to interview or feature us.

To download our latest press pack, click here for an interactive PDF: Shore Cottage Studio Media

The press pack contains our company background, profiles for each of the tutors, with artist statements, course descriptions, a selection of glowing testimonials, our other media appearances, full contact details and page on “what makes us different”.

We’d love to talk about: business start up, working with family, being a working Mum / stay at home Dad, radical career changing, the importance of striving to be a polymath, moving back ‘home’ in your 30s with a family, multi generational living, using skills creatively, inspiring others, creative blogging. As well as our courses, artwork and products for sale.


Please have a look around our site, and why not take a virtual tour of our studio.


To see an independent review of our Photography course please click here to download a PDF of the “Try It Now” feature in the May 2014 issue of Coast magazine.


The design and build of Shore Cottage Studio featured on Channel 4 in Autumn 2013 on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (see press release below). First aired on 21st November 2013 at 8pm.

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Press Release

Channel 4′s George Clarke showcases Wirral’s latest amazing space

George Clarke, Kris Heath and Laura Heath at Shore Cottage Studio

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces follows the build of Shore Cottage Studio a stunning coastal art space and new tourist attraction.

Wirral artists Sue Barnes, Kris Heath and Laura Heath were filmed for George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces show during the August build of Shore Cottage Studio; a new creative space in a unique setting on Thurstaston shore. George was enthusiastic about the finished art studio describing it as “Absolutely amazing! So calm and peaceful” he added “You should all be proud of what you’ve achieved.”

The unusual build was meticulously planned around high tides and the migratory patterns of wading birds as every element had to be brought along the sand by a tractor and trailer. The construction itself took less than two weeks and the family soon set about transforming the newly finished shell into a working artists’ studio.

Sue, Kris and Laura all run creative workshops from the studio as well as producing their own art works. Laura says of the space “The studio stands on the shore line and we wanted the interior to be just as inspiring as the view. Using recycled, natural materials wherever possible makes sure our guests feel nurtured and at ease.”

The studio offers visitors time and space to be creative, the family hope to provide an inspirational coastal escape both for absolute beginners and for experienced artists looking to expand their practice. With more and more people searching for a short break where they can explore, experiment and create something unique for themselves, they may well be on to something.

You can book a creative workshop in laser cutting, textiles, photography and fused glass online at twenty four hours a day. Gift vouchers can also be bought online and emailed or printed off at home, great as a last minute gift.

See the planning, build and reveal on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Channel 4 Thursday 21st November at 8pm.


Shore Cottage Studio

Short courses led by practising artists inspired by nature in textiles, laser cutting, photography and glass. Based on a stunning studio on a tidal estuary. Wirral, Merseyside.

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Phone: 0151 648 6581
Twitter: @ShoreCottageArt

Shore Cottage Studio
Station Road
CH61 0HN

Laura Heath

Kris Heath

Sue Barnes