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Sue Kinley enamel, remaking the past exhibitionRe-making the past
6 Makers Respond to Pre-history

Sat. 21 March - Sun. 10 May

This exhibition brings together a group of artists who have developed exciting new work that reflects a common root in a fascination with the ancient past. They will focus on themes that forge links across the visual arts and archaeology, inspired by sources including Bronze Age artefacts and Neolithic sites. Established artists Mary Butcher, Susan Kinley,
Helen Marton, Syann van Niftrik and Wright & Teague will bring together sculptural work in natural fibres, metal, resin and ceramics with wall based installations in enamels, glass and textiles.

Co-curated by Susan Kinley, glass artist and Devon Guild of Craftsmen Member

Free. Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5.30pm
This exhibition is for hire: Touring information...
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Crossing Paths - micro symposium

Friday 20 March 3-5pm
Sue Kinley, Remaking artist studioAn opportunity for artists, makers, archaeologists, academics, students and the' Re-Making the Past' exhibitors who willl give a 'pre'-preview of their work and lead an open discussion around the themes of the exhibition, interdisciplinary practice, and the benefits of opening up new dialogues and research possibilities with new partners.
To book your place please RSVP by 16 March, by email please to: saffron.wynne@crafts.org.uk 01626 832223

Meet the Makers
Saturday 21 March
10.30am -12.30pm & 1.30 - 4.30pm
Exhibitors will be on hand to talk and answer questions about their work.
Free. Main gallery.
(Pictured right: Sue Kinley in her studio)

Tuesday 31 March
10.15am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 4pm
RAMM museum Exeter logoJoin Thomas Cadbury, Curator of Antiquities at RAMM, and Guild staff for the opportunity to handle prehistoric objects and investigate real Roman and Elizabethan artefacts as well as creating your own antiquities inspired by the exhibition.
Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mos style enamel
Wednesday 1 April. Free.
Shadow Play with Maps and Lichens with Susan Kinley.
10.15-11.45am & 12-1.30pm
Join two of the exhibitors to make your own exciting work to take home.

Images right: Helen Marton & Sue Kinley

Wednesday 1 April. Free.
Heln Marton, digital glass Make your own Wish Guardian with Helen Marton
2-3.30pm & 3.45-5.15pm
Book in person on the day – limited allocated time slots. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
01626 832 223

Saturday 18 April 2015, 10-5pm, £15/12

Bellever & Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park Over 16 only, advance booking essential - 01626 832223

A field trip taking in the Bronze Age landscape of Dartmoor with an archaeologist and the artists from the exhibition.
Susan Kinley. 01626 832 223.  More information ...

Images: Sue Kinley, vitreous enamel scuptures

Pupils at ellen Tinkham School Freehand craft priojectexploring 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 solitary 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.

Freehand papier mache tigerThe Devon Guild are delighted to be a partner in the Education Manifesto for Craft and Making

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.

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 opporunity 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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Riverside Gallery - future exhibitions


fine contemporary furniture
7 March - 12 April
Top Notch contemporary furniture exhibition at Devon Guild

Selected Guild Members show a selection of the finest contemporary furniture along with a display beautifully hand-made interior accessories to complement these 'top notch' designs.

Open daily, free. 10am-5.30pm
All work is for sale.

Zen and the art of roadtankers:
Carol Mackenzie-gale_Zen and the Art of radtankersCarol Mackenzie Gale

17 April - 7 June

As 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: Jess Davies (Spotlight)
Tracy satchwill, Details Magna Carta Women tryprich
Carol Mackenzie Gale, Zen

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01626 832 223

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