Free craft demos at Devon Guild - Sat 28 Jul 2018 -Sat 15 Dec 2018

8 Dec: Naomi Singer - glass design (AM)

Saturday 15 December:  Jenny Amon (MAKE exhibitor) - ceramic coiling

10am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4pm. Free.

Jenny Amon will be demonstrating the coiling technique used to create her ceramic candle sticks in the MAKE exhibition.

Free, drop in - no need to book.

Saturday 8 December: Naomi Singer - glass Christmas decorations

10am - 1pm. Free
Naomi is planning to show how she cuts her designs out of sheet glass.

Free, drop in - no need to book.

Sunday 11 November & Sunday 18 November: Kate Toms - needlefelting

10am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4pm. Free

Kate Toms will be demonstrating how she creates her charming needle felted characters. (See image top right).

Free, drop in - no need to book.

Saturday 20 October: Jamie Inglis - jewellery maker

10am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4pm. Free.

Jamie will demonstrate how to make a pierced silver ring, constructed from 4 pieces of silver soldered together. Piercing on a silver sheet involves intricate sawing and produces a lace-like effect which can be as fine or bold as the design requires.

Free, drop in - no need to book.

Saturday 15 September:  Pauline Zelinski - ceramics demonstration

10am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4pm. Free.

Pauline will be demonstating the process of making handles for cups and jugs as well as painting underglaze colours onto her ceramics.

Free, drop in - no need to book.

Saturday 1 September: Helen Harrison - ceramics demonstration

10am - 1pm. Free.

Helen will demonstrate how she makes her individually designed and hand-crafted ceramics.

Free, drop in - no need to book.

Saturday 1 September: Flower Art Demo with June Parkinson

1pm-4pm. Free.

Our crafty gardener June, will be using personally gathered handcut flowers from a local cutting garden in the South Hams. She will be creating 3 floral displays live in the courtyard inspired by the colours and shapes from work in this year's 'Summer Show' exhibition.

Free, drop in.

Saturday 18 August 2018: Sarah Morris - printmaking demonstration

10am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 4pm. Free.

Printmaker Sarah's specialist area is woodcuts which are printed by hand. This process of hand burnishing is integral to her concern with colour, as a result her editions are very small as each print has a unique quality. Today, Sarah will be demonstrating how to cut a block, mix inks and create a woodblock print.Have a go yourself printing on to paper and fabrics to take home.

Free, drop in - no need to book.

Saturday 28 July: Isabella Whitworth -  open air indigo dyeing

10am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 4pm. Free

Dyeing with natural indigo in the Devon Guild courtyard. Isabella will be hand-dyeing her own work, and describing the indigo process. She’ll have fabrics and paper you can help to dye and take home with you!

Free, drop in - no need to book. But donations for materials appreciated.

Saturday 9 June: Fran Benatt -  ceramic decoration techniques

10am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 4pm. FREE

Fran will be here showing us her speical techniques in ceramic decoration. ''My pots, which are fired to stoneware temperature ,are decorated with wax resist and sgraffito applied over washes of glazes and oxides. The abstract patterns are inspired by nature.''

Free, drop in - no need to book.

Saturday 19 May: John Hagger - traditional leather belt making

10am – 12.30 pm& 1.30 – 4pm. FREE

Watch John Hagger apply a range of patterns to leather that will be made into belts using a hand operated rolling press. Come and have a go at pressi ng your choice of pattern and then using rivets to create your own belt; a customised version can be purchased  for £25.

Free - no need to book for the demo - but please purchase if you decide to customise your belt ...

Saturday 21 April: Lucy Gibson - enamelling techniques

Time: 10am -1pm. FREE

Lucy will bring in test pieces of silver, acid etched pieces of silver, engraving tools, enamels and do demonstrations of how the silver is prepared for enamelling and the laying of enamels and firing process.

Free, drop in - no need to book.

Saturday 24 March: Vicky Whelpton - hand decorating ceramic jugs

10am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 4pm. FREE.

Ceramicist Vicky Whelpton is here to show us how she decorates her beautiful pots and tableware. You can chat to her about her making, processes and the techniques she uses in her craft.

Free, drop in - no need to book.

All at: Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF
Free, drop in - no need to book.


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Jenny Amon - coiled ceramic candlesticks
Kate Toms, needlfelted characters
Jamie Inglis jeweller in studio
Pauline Zelinski ceramic mugs
John Hagger, Guild Member, leatherworking in studio