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Materials Matter – Summer craft exhibition
Saturday 21 June – Sunday 7 September
A Devon Guild of Craftsmen Membership Exhibition
The annual Members’ summer exhibition is an important one for our Membership as it is an opportunity for them to produce their best new work. It is also unique in the Guild exhibition calendar as the work on display has been chosen by a specially selected group from within the Membership.
This year’s exhibition will take the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of materials chosen and used by the Members of the Guild. The exhibition will inform visitors that materials do indeed matter to these makers. Through individual statements, information panels and by having examples of raw materials on display the exhibition will tell stories of why each maker has chosen a certain material. Perhaps it is because they live where a material grows like willow or is found naturally, like clay, or they use a by-product of an industry they are associated with such as wool from sheep or wood from tree surgery. By visiting this exhibition you will gain a unique insight into a selection of our leading craftspeople from the South West and find out why Materials Matter to them.
Events: Free craft demonstrations every Saturday from 21 June - 6 September (10am - 4pm)
Image: Phil de Burlet's ceramic bowls half-loaded in kiln for biscuit firing
Home Ground-national and regional designer-makers
Saturday 20 September – Sunday 9 November
A touring exhibition & projects based on craft, clubs & communities
The exhibition celebrates home-grown making. Home Ground will showcase the work of contemporary craftmakers using materials which are locally distinct, mainly natural or recycled, to make work about their home location, sense of place or ‘roots’.
The exhibition explores different ways local heritage has been kept alive through craft - from traditional skills and resources, to contemporary installations. Craft work based on football clubs' links to regional industries, such as Walsall FC 'Saddlers', will inspire education projects and shows at football club venues in the UK.
Free entry. Open 7 days a week 10am - 5.30pm 01626 832223
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF
Images: Exhibitor, Sarah Bowen, Lancashire stonecarver, at work
Exhibitor, John Hagger, Devon leatherworker in his workshop
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!