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Helen marton_Remaking_printed oven glovesRe-Making the past
6 Makers Respond to Pre-history

 21 March - 10 May

This exhibition brings together a group of artists who have in common a fascination with the ancient past. They will focus on themes that forge links across the visual arts and archaeology, inspired by sources including Bronze Age artefacts and Neolithic sites. Established artists Mary Butcher, Susan Kinley,
Helen Marton, Syann van Niftrik and Wright & Teague will bring together sculptural work in natural fibres, metal, resin and ceramics with wall based installations in enamels, glass and textiles.

Co-curated by Susan Kinley, glass artist and Devon Guild of Craftsmen Member

Free. Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5.30pm

This exhibition is for hire: Touring information...
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Crossing Paths - micro symposium

Friday 20 March 3-5pm
An opportunity for artists, makers, archaeologists, academics, students and the' Re-Making the Past' exhibitors who willl give a
Sue Kinley, Remaking artist studio'pre'-preview of their work and lead an open discussion around the themes of the exhibition, interdisciplinary practice, and the benefits of opening up new dialogues and research possibilities with new partners.
To book your place please RSVP by 16 March, by email please to: 01626 832223

Meet the Makers
Saturday 21 March
10.30am -12.30pm & 1.30 - 4.30pm
Exhibitors will be on hand to talk and answer questions about their work. Free. Main gallery.

Tuesday 31 March
10.15am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 4pm
Join Thomas Cadbury, Curator of Antiquities at RAMM, and Guild staff for the opportunity   to handle prehistoric objects and investigate real Roman and Elizabethan artefacts as well Sue Kinley enamel, remaking the past exhibition as creating your own antiquities inspired by the exhibition.
Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Wednesday 1 April. Free.
Shadow Play with Maps and Lichens with Susan Kinley.
10.15-11.45am & 12-1.30pm
Join two of the exhibitors to make your own exciting work to take home.

Wednesday 1 April. Free.
Make your own Wish Guardian with Helen Marton
2-3.30pm & 3.45-5.15pm
Book in person on the day – limited allocated time slots. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
01626 832 223

gabbriolic claySaturday 18 April 2015, 10-5pm, £15/12

Bellever & Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park Over 16 only, advance booking essential - 01626 832223

A field trip taking in the Bronze Age landscape of Dartmoor with an archaeologist and the artists from the exhibition.
Susan Kinley. 01626 832 223.  More information ...

Images: (from top) Helen Marton 'Sight Over Time', digital print of scanned Cornish (Gabbroic) clay onto stitched cotton oven gloves
Sue Kinley in her enamel studio)

Members Showcase craft display:

Will Shakspeare glass vase  Will Shakspeare, blown glass brown gold bottle with stoppper
 Will Shakespeare blue green glass discus detail
Will Shakespeare large blue glass hanging tile

Will Shakspeare Blown glass
Saturday 7 March – Monday 20 April

'Hot glass is an amazing material. It can be incredibly frustrating to work with or an absolute joy. In many ways it is an unforgiving material, although you can reheat it as you are working, the bottom line is the piece has to be finished, or thrown away.

At the end of 2014, I began to work on some ideas that had been milling around in my mind for a number of months. The results are the Butterfly, Orbit and Quartz ranges, shown here for the first time. In lots of ways these ranges are works in progress. I constantly experiment with colours, patterns and shapes within my designs; the new Seagrass and Flotsam pieces here being a case in point. Every day I strive for perfection. Some days I feel I get close.'

Will Shakspeare

Showcase Room Craft shop 10am-5.30pm daily 
Contact us for more details
: 01626 832223 

All members showcase work is for sale

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Riverside Gallery exhibitions

An extra gallery space at the end of our craft shop. Explore and learn more about contemporary craft.

fine contemporary furniture
7 March - 12 April
Top Notch contemporary furniture exhibition at Devon Guild

Selected Guild Members show a selection of the finest contemporary furniture along with a display of beautifully hand-made interior accessories to complement these 'top notch' designs.

Open daily, free. 10am-5.30pm

All the work is for sale.
Call us about products and prices:

01626 832223


Flora Pearson
Curator, Riverside Gallery,
Devon Guild of Craftsmen
TQ13 9AF


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