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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 Trus
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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. Our learning resources...


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:

Derek Stone, photographic landscape print of coast

Derek Stone


Fine art photographic images
13 June - 20 July

'Elements in essence'
Derek on his work: "Through a picture I aim to embody the essence of nature’s elements. To convey in a landscape the warm embrace of a dawn sun, the brush of an evening breeze, and sunlight’s swift and graceful movement over the land.

Horizon, photographic sea print by derek stone "A river coursing through the land and rushing over rock, enabling verdant life to flourish beside its water’s edge.


"The silent wisdom of a wood with its unending cycle of seasonal changes giving nourishment and shelter to those who pass through.


 "A constantly evolving coast as the elements battle in high surging tides against an unyielding land, before


descending into a lull of gentle lapping waters, bracing cool air,

and the colours of sunset until night."
Distant_Photgraphic art print by Derek Stone
Elements_landscape_Photograph by Derek Stone

© Derek Stone

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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Coming up next:

Bruce Chivers ceramic red & gold tea bowlBruce Chivers
27 July - 24 August

Bruce Chivers was born in Australia and has been resident in England since the mid-1980's. He runs a successful pottery at Dunsford in Devon. After teaching for several years specialising in art/ceramics he established his own pottery and was lucky enough to work and study with Takoa Sakai, a visiting Japanese potter. After solo and joint exhibitions in Australia he travelled to Europe and took a residency in Devon. He is now an exhibiting member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and a full member of the Craft Potters Association (CPA) of Great Britain. His work is Bruce Chovers raku fired red and cream ceramic bowlrepresented in major Crafts Council listed galleries in the USA, Europe, Australia, London and throughout the UK.

Bruce produces two distinct styles of work, a range of highfired porcelain utilising carefully-controlled crazing glazes, and Raku incorporating the spontaneity of the fire. Bruce's work on Raku has been accredited in the ceramics book - Raku: A Contemporary View of Work and '5 Devon potters', profiles of Svend Bayer, Bruce Chivers, Clive Bowen, Nic Collins and Tim Andrews. He is open to discuss commissions and also runs
pottery training courses.
Showcase Room, craft shop.
Open 10am-5.30pm daily 
Contact us for more details: 01626 832223 

All members showcase work is for sale
Riverside Gallery exhibitions

An extra gallery space at the end of our craft shop for you to explore and learn more about contemporary craft.

13 June – 12 July
I heart ceramics exhibition poster
A very special display in our Riverside gallery, of work by the region's best ceramicists.This is a rare chance to view selected work in an intimate group show by artists who are not usually exhibited together.

John Buchanan      Fran Benatt     Jenny Southam

The show will include mainly brand new work for IHEARTCERAMICS.
All pieces are for sale.
Phone us for prices:01626 832223

All 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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