Find a craft workshop 2019

Useful links and information about craft courses in the South West:

Below you will find some useful links which will lead you to more information about local craft courses and workshops, mainly in Devon (South West UK). We hope you find these useful in your hunt to learn contemporary and traditional craft skills!

You can find South West courses if you search these websites: and 

Exeter based BUNYIP CRAFT is a shop and hub for a range of regular crafting workshops in Exeter's Fore St.,
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More details on their website HERE .... Bunyip offer Craft Parties too!
The CraftWorks offers a programme of weekly workshops.

Learn Devon in Totnes details the variety of adult learning courses available across Devon.

Cockington Court is a heritage and creative attraction near Paignton with local studios for a range of craft-workers who can be seen demonstrating their skills in the open studios.

Coombe Farm Studios in Dittisham is run by Guild Member & potter Laurel keeley offering short /weekend courses in arts and crafts.

Double Elephant is an Exeter based printmaking studio offering courses, resources & support to professional printmakers, artists and beginners.

The Phoenix at Exeter Arts centre offers a good range of practical, creative courses including crafts such as clay, bookbinding and textiles .

ARTSLAB at Dartington Estate is a thriving social enterprise space which runs regular arts workshops as welll as exhbitions and outreach.

West Country Embroiderers provides a wide range of embroidery tutors.

High Nature is a Yurt Camp at East Prawle on the South Devon coast, which offers eco-based courses - yoga, natural world and crafts. 

INKY FOREST is a local, regular after-school art class club for kids in Ashburton, Devon.

Make at Monterey are a relatively new creative outfit, based near Topsham Exeter, offering a range of contemporary craft workshops. Call 07973676746 or email

'Proper Job' are a charitable recycling and resource depot based oin Chagford and also offer upcycling workshops from time to time. Visit their Facebook page for events details such as purses, furniture, puppet (re) making

Glass fusing with enamels workshops and classes are held locally by Steve Robinson at Coombe Park Craft Studios just outside Totnes. Office hours for enquiries or bookings are Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm. email or call 01803 866835. 

Dartington Estate offer adult learning events with an eco-crafts focus

Firing Weekends are held in 2019, taught by Abi Higgins and Abigail West who run courses in raku, saggar and barrel firing techniques.

Spin A Yarn a specialist yarn shop in Bovey Tracey sells wool supplies with knit & stitch groups.

Sharpham Hall is a Totnes based venue in rural grounds which offers retreats and courses

Textile workshops take place every month with Annie Morris at Harbour House 

North Devon Ceramics Academy offers pottery classes and studio services 

Creative Torbay is an arts and culture creative hub for Torbay and South Devon. Includes a directory, news, events and job listings

Potclays Pottery courses and workshops

Flameworks studios in Plymouth run ceramics courses

Coombe Farm Studios a Totnes based studio (Dittisham) running various craft workshops 

Drawn to the Vallery are a collective of Tamar based creatives  and support network for creatives in most media.

Devon Weavers Workshop runs courses for advanced weavers such as Kumihimo, Colour & weave duets.

Devon Artist Network collates and lists current and future arts/crafts evenbts and workshops.

TouchWood South West provides practical skills and knowledge for everyone to share a love for traditional craft and skills with the community.  

DevonGuide offers a comprehensive guide to craft workshops in the region.

Nikki Hemstock runs a range of Interior Design courses and workshops in Cockington Village, Torquay.

Hannahs at Seal Hayne on the edge of Newton Abbot also runs a selected range of craft courses.

Perfect Bindings Bookbinding Workshops run by Guild Member Megan Stallworthy 

Wood Turning Courses run by Guild Member Nick Agar from his Totnes based studios.

Ambrose Vevers, an Associate Guild Member, runs contemporary stool making weekend courses.

Naomi Davies, a Guild Member, runs jewellery making courses for all ages in Bovey Tracey Devon. 

Information & Support for craft makers

Creative Entrpreneurs brings together resources, advice and inspiration for creatives starting their own businesses.

Contains Art is a Arts Council funded Somerset based maker hub with studios, opportuntiies and events.

AXISWEB provide a platform for artist and profile what they do.


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[images (top to bottom): Craft Festival workshop; Green Shoes leather workshop; Jane Deane weaving session; ArtsWave Deevon kids opo up workshop; Home Ground metal working workshop]