Become a Friend or Patron

Our Friends and Patrons are a hugely valuable part of Devon Guild of Craftsmen creative network, we depend on their support in order to continue nurturing creative excellence, supporting unique craft education opportunities and champion making in the South West. 

Friends of Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Individual Friend £30 per annum, Joint Friend £40 per annum.

Friends enjoy many benefits including:

  • Invitations to exhibition opening parties
  • Invitation to our yearly ‘Thank You’ event: 27 September 2019, 6-8pm in The Terrace cafe
  • Free six-monthly printed newsletter
  • An invitation to the launch evening for The Contemporary Craft Festival in June
  • £1 discount on entry to The Contemporary Craft Festival
  • 20% discount on visits to the Leach Pottery in Cornwall

You can also become a Life Friend at the Devon Guild and pay a one-off subscription of £250 (Individual) or £350 (Joint). 

To sign up, download a Friends Form complete and return to us by post, or call 01626 832223 to sign up over the phone.

Support us regularly as a Friend (use this sign-up button):

Patrons of Devon Guild of Craftsmen

£500 + per annum

The Patrons are an exclusive group of passionate supporters and advocates who are close to the heart of the Guild’s work.

In addition to our core activity we invite our Patrons to support the work of the Devon Guild of Craftsman that matters to them, whether that’s a particular exhibition, craft form or project.

Patrons receive all the benefits of a Friends membership plus:

  • An invitation for you and a guest to an annual Patron’s supper
  • Exclusive insights into the next year’s programme of exhibitions and the curatorial process.
  • Opportunities to meet acclaimed makers
  • Bespoke opportunities to support exhibitions and makers. 
  • Recognition of your support on the wall of the guild, on our website and in our brochure*.

*Please let us know if you would like your gift to remain anonymous.

If you are interested in becoming a Patron please contact our Development Officer Heather,

01626 832223

There has never been a better time to support us!

All new Friends subscriptions, sponsorships and donations will be matched £ for £* by Arts Council England.                                               

[Top banner image: Andrew Brewerton from Plymouth College of Art with student and winner of Devon Guild's Visual Arts prize.]