High Cross House will no longer be managed by the National Trust from the end of this year - and may therefore become inaccessible to the public.
I took the opportunity to visit High Cross a couple of weeks ago. The Devon Guild of Craftsmen are currently showing an exhibition of work responding to the Modernist ideals espoused by High Cross House architect William Lescaze. This includes a specially selected group of work by Marianne de Trey to celebrate her 100th year.
A visit to High Cross before the exhibition ends on 15 September is highly recommended. Here are some photos which give just a flavour of what can be seen in this exhibition which cleverly brings together great design, terrific art works and a fascinating history:
The full list of Guild exhibitors includes: Carol Ballenger - Photography; Matthew Burt - Furniture; Liz Clay - Wool; Paper; Philippa de Burlet - Ceramics; Susie Gillespie - Weaving; Liz Lawrence - Ceramics; Sue Macgillivray - Glass; Janine Partington - Enamel; David Plagerson - Toy Maker; Jane Price - Textiles; Elizabeth Smith - Ceramics; Anne Smyth - Glass; Jenny Southam - Ceramics; Deborah Treliving - Printmaking; Sasha Wardell - Ceramics; Heather William - Jewellery; and Taja - Ceramics. (Thanks, by the way, to Deborah Treliving - whose blog/facebook page brought the exhibition to my attention).