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Home Ground-celebrating a sense of place
Saturday 20 September – Sunday 9 November
The exhibition celebrates home-grown making by showcasing the work of contemporary craftmakers who use materials which are locally distinct, natural or recycled. Taking inspiration from the Dorset charity Common Ground's idea of 'local distinctiveness' - the show explores local heritage and environment through different crafts - from traditional skills and resources, to contemporary installations.
EVENT: Launch Friday 19 September 6-8pm. Wine, nibbles, opening speeches. Book for evening dining: 01626 832223
Exhibitors: Lise Bech, Willow / Jane Bevan, Wood / Anna Bowen, Stone Carving / Hilary Burns, Willow / Jonathan Garratt, Ceramics / Michelle Greenwood-Brown, Mosaic / John Haggar, Leather / Chris Knight, Metal / Eleanor Lakelin, Wood / Laura Rosenzweig, Textiles / Claire Wellesley-Smith, Textiles / Jenny Wilkinson, Textiles / Yuli Somme, Textiles
Free entry. Open 7 days a week 10am - 5.30pm 01626 832223
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF
The project - launched alongside the exhibition, is an ambitious two and a half year audience development plan, also named Home Ground. Funded by Arts Council England and initiated by Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the project presents a touring exhibition and participation programme celebrating the cultural heritage of six English football clubs that originated from local crafts trade traditions. More...
Images: Anna Bowen, Dorset stoneworker, in her studio; John Hagger Devon leatherworker, in his studio (exhibitors)Images:
MAKE 2014 Contemporary Crafts for Christmas
Saturday 22 November – Sunday 4 January 2015
With over 50 of the best contemporary designer-makers across the UK, working in a variety of disciplines and in a range of prices to suit everyone, this is an excellent opportunity to snap up a unique piece of craft this Christmas.
Alongside the exhibition, our shop has everything you need to decorate your home and celebrate Christmas – a fabulous range of Christmas gift ideas and decorations, together with beautiful and distinctive cards and gift wrap. All our products are ethically sourced.
Free admission. Open 7 days a week 10am - 5.30pm
(Café closes at 5pm November - February) 01626 832223
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF
Workshop: Wire Bird Sculpture with Celia Smith
Saturday 22 November 10am - 4pm
Phoenix Hall, Bovey Tracey
Starting with simple, flat wire drawings learn joining and manipulating techniques. You will also learn how to strengthen your sculpture, about balance and stance, and different types of recycled wires as you progress to a 3D bird structure.
£60(£55) including basic materials. Advance booking essential. 01626 832223
Christmas Celebration - Saturday 6 December, 10am - 5pm
Join us for a day of Christmas festivities. Carol singers, free mulled wine and food/drink tastings.
Select from a huge range of Christmas decorations, cards and handmade gifts in our craft shop.
Craft demo & drop in Saturday 6th December
(Christmas Celebration Day at the Guild)
Deborah Treliving - Print making drop in workshop. FREE.
Images: Exhibitor in MAKE13 Emma Calvert, ribbon and silver bracelets
Celia Smith, wire bird sculpture
Call 01626 832223 for more info!