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Naomi Vincent Fairy House made in workshop FREEHAND
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  www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-wedo/education-manifesto/

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

Celebrate - a Devon Guild of Craftsmen Membership exhibition
Celia Smith - Scream of Swifts flock of wire birdsSaturday 18 July - Sunday 6 September

As a leading contemporary crafts organisation Devon Guild of Craftsmen has reached a landmark birthday. We are celebrating 60 years of supporting established and emerging makers, providing professional development, education and
marketing opportunities. Our mission to educate and further develop understanding of contemporary crafts has not changed since a small group of makers first came together.

The tradition of the annual summer exhibition for Guild Members is also still going strong. This year, to mark 60 years of the organisation, our Members will use the title Celebrate to articulate the notions of festivity and reflection that such milestones bring. Selected by a group of Members this exhibition is as always, an opportunity for our Members to produce their best new work.

Free. Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5.30pm. 01626 832 223

Image: Celia Smith, wire bird sculpture: 'Scream of Swifts', wiinner of the Peoples' Choice prize, 2014

Call Saffron Wynne on
01626 832 223

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about our future exhibitions

Riverside Gallery - future exhibitions


John Maltby
John Maltby_3 Kings ceramic sculptureCelebrating 60 years of making
13 June-12 July

John Maltby is recognised as one of the country’s finest ceramic artists, his figures and creatures holding a wit and profundity that reflect the human condition and are inextricably linked to the English landscape and experience.

He draws a major source of inspiration from the geographic and atmospheric conditions of ourisland – the small fishing villages of the south-west peninsula, the wide and open skies of East Anglia around Aldeburgh and Snape, the church at Blytheburgh and the great cathedral at Wells.

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

Image: John Maltby, 3 Kings, ceramic sculpture

Call Flora Pearson on
01626 832 223

about future exhibitions
in the Riverside gallery

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