Doug King-Smith

Doug King-Smith sculpture, woodland, hillyfield, mongolian overtone singing

Doug King-Smith: Self-employed artist.

I am a Sculptor and Woodsman.
Having studied anthropology at university, my life passion is to explore and encourage sustainability and community.

I moved to Devon in 2006 and in 2007 set up 'The Woodshed', a community artspace at Bowden House in Totnes. I now run a woodland project on Dartmoor called 'The Hillyfied'. During the winter months I organise 'Acoustic Haven' at St. John's Church Bridgetown, Totnes - a one-of-its-kind, top-quality community run live music night.

At The Hillyfield, a 44acre woodland on the periphery of Dartmoor National Park we engage volunteers in the active management of the land. We also host community events throughout the year.
I have also had lots of experience running workshops in schools including Mongolian Overtone Singing, Didgeridoo making and playing, Juggling workshops (making balls & juggling) and a variety of wood-scultpture workshops including bench making & carving.

I make sculptures from wood using a chainsaw, inspired by nature and a deep appreciation of wood. I have exhibited throughout the country although currently most of my work is made to commission. I have worked closely with Grand Design Award Winners 'Earthed' and have work on permanent display at Slimbridge Waterfowl Trust, High Heathercombe Sculture Trail on Dartmoor & a few other venues. In 2010 I was invited to go to Japan, where I spent a month as resident sculptor wtih the Harmony Centre. Here I prepared 9 sculptures for exhibition. The following year I was invited back to Japan to exhibit at the Shinoki Cultural Centre in Kanazawa close to Kyoto. To see some photos visit and

Hillyfield Woodland (close to South Brent)
This is a very special spot of land on Dartmoor National Park close to South Brent which we manage as a woodland farm. Volunteer weekends take place on the 2nd weekend of the month. There are many opportunities to come and help work on the land.

Acoustic Music Events
Since 1999 I have managed a variety of art spaces including the 491 Gallery in London, Festival of Flight, and Peace Not War.
Since moving to Totnes I have helped coordinate an intimate and inspiring music night called 'Acoustic Haven' at St John's Church Bridgetown. An amazing setting for artists and audience alike. Check the facebook group 'Acoustic Haven'. It usually happens last Friday of the month from 6pm during the darker months and is run entirely by volunteers.

Mongolian Overtone Singing Tuition.
I am a teacher of Khoomii, a unique style of singing traditional to Mongolia and Tuva, where you can sing two notes at the same time. For workshops and more information please get in touch. I have taught over 2000 people to sing overtones, & performed throughout the country.

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My Location

The LInhay

Old Hazard

Telephone: 07976 589 927

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My News

Defra Funding for Firewood / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2012-06-30T00:00:00Z">Sat 30 Jun 2012</span>Defra Funding for Firewood / Sat 30 Jun 2012

Defra through the RDPA has funded The Hillyfield to help boost our firewood making capacity. We are being given support to get a firewood processor and a grab to put on the front of the digger. Given the huge amount of ...

DSDF Funding for Hillyfield Wood / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-09-21T00:00:00Z">Tue 21 Sep 2010</span>DSDF Funding for Hillyfield Wood / Tue 21 Sep 2010

Great News. The Land that I help look after has just been awarded funding by DSDF (*Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund) to help put together a series of volunteer weekends at The Hillyfield - a gorgeous woodland on th...

Shared Studio space - desk in beautiful woodland studio  Totnes / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-03-08T00:00:00Z">Mon 08 Mar 2010</span>Shared Studio space - desk in beautiful woodland studio Totnes / Mon 08 Mar 2010

Desk for hire in shared studio - warm wood-fired space with beautiful views. Affordable rent at The Woodshed. Check the website and get in touch soon! 3 month initial agreement. Just £30 per week contribution. Come visit...

My Events

Volunteer Weekends at The HillyField - every 2nd saturday / <span >Sat 04 Nov 2017</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-12-08T00:00:00Z">Sat 08 Dec 2018</span> <span>(1 year)</span>Volunteer Weekends at The HillyField - every 2nd saturday / Sat 04 Nov 2017 to Sat 08 Dec 2018 (1 year)

Come and volunteer to help manage our beautiful Woodland Farm on the edge of Dartmoor. If you want to come down to the woods and help out whatever your skill or experience, then please get in touch. There is always lo...

Acoustic Haven - Nov 24th - Top live-music night in Totnes / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-11-24T00:00:00Z">Fri 24 Nov 2017</span>Acoustic Haven - Nov 24th - Top live-music night in Totnes / Fri 24 Nov 2017

Possibly the last ever Acoustic Haven - Friday 24th November at St John's Church in Totnes. Doors open at 6.30pm and live music starts at 7ish... plus cafe and bar with delicious treats. 2 top-quality bands and a Silent...

Acoustic Haven - MARTHA TILSTON &amp; Rob Forest / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-10-27T00:00:00Z">Fri 27 Oct 2017</span>Acoustic Haven - MARTHA TILSTON & Rob Forest / Fri 27 Oct 2017

Acoustic Haven is Back! MARTHA TILSTON with support from Rob Forest. Friday October 27th at St John's Church, Totnes. Door 6.30pm Music: MARTHA TILSTON - A truly spell-binding performer and...