Our Purpose

Run by Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), Ocean Studios offers a space to create for the city of Plymouth, providing affordable studios and workshop facilities for artists to develop their practices in the heart of the historic Royal William Yard.

By creating a specialist provision in the form of unique managed workshops, Ocean Studios boosts creative enterprise in the city aiming to engage local people in the arts.

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In addition to individual studios, shared spaces and well-equipped workshops, we also offer award-winning freshly baked bread and delicious pastries at our Column Bakehouse Cafe/Gallery located within the gallery space, helping to fuel your day and creativity.

Ocean Studios is also home to Royal William Yard’s only indoor events space, which is available to hire all year round.

The growing vibrant creative community created by RIO at Ocean Studios has acted as a catalyst to revitalise Plymouth as a cultural destination re-engaging the city with the national arts dialogue.

What's On

Take a look at our What's On section for a whole host of workshops, events and exhibitions taking place at Ocean Studios, or alternatively see a digital version of our events guide here.

Our Space

32 individual self-contained studios

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80m2 of events space

Our Facilities

Print room, jewellery, photographic studio, darkroom and processing room, digital suite, plaster room, kiln room, ceramic workshop, cold glass finishing, all available to hire by resident artists and associates retail facility.

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Residents
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Graphic Design & Art Direction
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JSE Green
J.Swindells & L.Swindells
Photographer
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Llyr Davies
Multidisciplinary
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Ayse Phaneuf
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Sarah Honywill
Pastel
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Steven Paige
Multidisciplinary Visual Artist
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David Green
David Hilton
Painter
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John Wynn
Painter
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J.Allan & K.Walsh
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David Muddyman
Painter, Printmaker
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V.Muddyman & J.McEwen
Ceramics & Jewellery
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Jocelyn Beaman
Surface Pattern
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Susie Abel
Multidisciplinary
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J. Hansen C.Kruger
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Miranda Housden
Sculptor, Installation
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Jenny South
Photography
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Rhys Morgan
Multi disciplinary
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Darkroom, Film, Photography Studio
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Lei Lui
Multi Disiplinary
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Emma Spring
Drawing, Mosaic
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Ewa Morawski
Textiles
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Alan Qualtrough
Letterpress, Print
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J.Meehan & B.North
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Anne-Marie Horton
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Mel Mackie
Olly Lolly
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A. Daly & M.Cassidy
Jewellery
The Pottery
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Throwing & Sculpture
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Find Out More
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The Stores
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Makers and stores
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Nikki Taylor
Wire Mesh Sulptor
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Mark Fielding
Painting
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James Edgar
Design, Direction
Print
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Print Design Studio