Guest Maker: Jan Baker - baskets - Sat 13 May 2017 -Fri 23 Jun 2017

Devon Guild Craft Shop. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm

Jan-Baker-Devon-Guild-craft-shop-baskets-displayA special showcase of craft work in our shop available to buy for a for limited time only  - from guest maker and local basket maker, Jan Baker.

Jan says: ' living here on Dartmoor I am surrounded by green, brown and grey colours which are mirrored in the willow I grow and work with.  The other overriding colour is, of course, blue – the vast skies that are different shades every day – so I have begun to weave this ancient, mysterious and wonderful colour into my pieces along with the white of the clouds and quartz found here. 

'The stripes come from the vapour trails that criss-cross the skies forming patterns and shapes.  To produce the blue colour I use Jan-Baker-Devon-Guild-craft-shop-details weave-basketindigo dye for the paler hues, commercial dye for the dark and, in some cases, paint.  It is an exciting journey!'

Jan makes contemporary and traditional baskets in willow, cane and rush. She is a member of the Manaton Makers which includes weavers and jewellery makers. She also gives private lessons in basket making. Contact her through Manaton Makers.

Devon Guild craft shop. Open daily, 10am-5.30

Please call us for prices 01626 832223available to buy

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF
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