Current Jubilee Gallery & Members Showcase exhibitions

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Naomi Vincent Fairy House made in workshopFREEHAND
exploring the value of hands-on making

and connecting with people through creativity
Sat. 23 May-Sun. 5 July

Freehand is a celebration of a series of participatory projects which have taken place in partnership with a range of organisations through 2014 -15.
Using the project theme of Freedom, our artists and makers have worked with children and young people from mainstream schools, young people supported by social services, young people with complex needs, older people living in supported communities, refugees, adults with learning disabilities and prisoners from HMP Dartmoor to produce truly inspirational work.

Freehand illustrates the immeasurable value of hands-on making and expressive activity. Through this project we have connected with people who have little engagement with the arts and have assisted them to explore their creative abilities and gain new skills, either as a Freehand practical workshopsolitary or a social activity, regardless of age, ability or circumstance. We would like to thank all our workshop leaders, the participating organisations and the support of The Wakefield Trust, The Radcliffe Trust and The 29th May Charitable Trust. Press info.

The Devon Guild are delighted to be a partner in the Education Manifesto for Craft and Making

Papier mache tiger workshop Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an educational charity dedicated to providing craft learning opportunities for all.


Thursday 28 May
10.30am -12.30pm & 1.30 - 4.30pm
Help to make a wild animal sculpture with Elizabeth Jardine.
Free family drop-in event.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Images (top): fairy house made by 6 yrs child with Naomi Vincent in nature-making workshop, South Brent; Freehand workshop, Ellen Tinkham School Devon; paper mache tiger made in Freehand workshop

Members Showcase craft display:

Jan Truman wire and bead bracelet detail   Jan Truman black bead wire sculpture
Jan Truman woven bead shape detail 
 Jan Truman wire bead hanging

Jan Truman
Wire & bead sculptures

28 April - 8 June

Guild Member Jan Truman has created data code inspired pieces by knitting together beads and wire.
This method results in striking and delicate forms.


Showcase Room, craft shop
Open 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.

Zen and the art of roadtankers:
Carol Mackenzie Gale
17 April - 7 June

Carol Mackenzie-gale_Zen and the Art of radtankersAs a printed silk designer using both hand and digital techniques, Carol Mackenzie Gale’s exhibition will lead us through her love of geometry, the beauty and simplicity of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, and her study of the Zen masters. Zen inspired her to ‘work from the soul centre rather than with the eyes’. Travelling to and from her MA course, Carol became captivated by road tankers and their simple circular shape. She followed them everywhere, finding a unique beauty in their form, inspiring many works.

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

Artist's Tour
with Carol Mackenzie Gale
Saturday 30 May 2 - 4pm
In an introduction to her hand and digitally printed work, Carol will lead us through her inspirations, via her digital awakening, to the intriguing connection between Zen and the road tanker!
Free, but please book. 01626 832 223

Images: Carol Mackenzie Gale, Zen

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

01626 83222


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


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