Devon Guild of Craftsmen

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

Website

contemporary craft centre with gallery, shop and cafe

www.crafts.org.uk

E-mail

devonguild@crafts.org.uk

Telephone

01626 832223

Fax

01626 834220

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The Devon Guild of Craftsmen houses a large exhibition space showing a changing programme of contemporary craft and design by international applied artists. It exhibits and sells contemporary crafts by its 240 Guild Members, ranging from furniture and prints to ceramics and jewellery. As well as organising touring exhibitions, the Guild is also a leading charity for craft education and runs related events, outreach and activities for all leanring groups. Located in Bovey Tracey, the Guild aims to act as a regional hub and inspiration for makers and visitors to view, collect and learn more about contemporary craft.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mar - Sept:
Mon-Sun 10.00-17.30
Oct - Feb:
Mon-Sun 10.00-17.00

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Admission charges

Free admission

Getting there

The Devon Guild is situated beside the River Bovey in the Riverside Mill, at the lower end of Bovey Tracey town centre. Bovey Tracey itself is just 15 miles south west of Exeter, approximately 2 miles off the A38 Expressway to Plymouth. After leaving the A38 at the Bovey Tracey exit, follow directions to the town centre (there are also brown tourist signs).

Additional info

There is also a large car park right next to the Guild. Disabled ramp, parking and toilets. Cafe on site open daily.

The Jubillee Gallery at the Devon Guild has an outstanding programme of frequently changing exhibitions, talks and workshops. There are 6 major exhibitions per year which cover for example, design in craft, sustainable materials, themed shows and contemporary glass and enamelling. Individual members' work is also showcased in the Terrace Gallery and Craft Shop.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Photography

Key artists and exhibits

  • Blandine Anderson, sculptural ceramics
  • Katie Gayle, jewellery
  • Julia Manning, prints
  • Tim Andrews, ceramics
  • Dail Behennah (mixed media)
  • Richard Godfrey, ceramics
  • The Contemporary Craft fair
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Exhibition: 'Home Ground'

  • 20 September — 9 November 2014 *on now

Celebrating home-grown making with a showcase of work from 12 contemporary designer makers who use materials which are locally distinct, natural or recycled. Their objects investigate local heritage and environment, having been created with traditional skills and resources, combined with contemporary approaches. Work will include installations, organic sculpture, bleached and stitched wood, roadkill material and recycled jewellery. Open daily. Free entry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • english

Website

http://www.crafts.org.uk

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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The Big Draw - 'Folklore Forest'

  • 29 — 30 October 2014 11am-4pm

This year we will bring the woods, tors and moors of Devon's National Park, into our gallery!

Qualified artists will guide you through drawing and making activities based on the landscape of Dartmoor. Use recycled and drawing materials to construct, model and draw 2-D and 3-D leaves, seeds, pods, vines, twigs and folk-creatures to re-create a wild Dartmoor wood in our gallery!

Add to a day and night-time wild forest which will grow in the space over 2 days.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.crafts.org.uk/events/The-Big-Draw.aspx

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Big Hand Little Hand, educational crafts residency scheme

The Devon Guild's scheme for placing makers and artists in schools and colleges. Aiming to promote craft through access to designing and making skills, practice and process, the Guild works in partnership with schools, craftspeople and other organisations such as local businesses to fund educational projects. These have previously included residencies on environmental art, mosaic, willow scuplture and silk painting.

Creator

  • The Devon Guild of Craftsmen
  • Big Hand Little Hand

How to obtain

Contact the Education Officer at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF, Tel: 01626 832223.

Getting there

The Devon Guild is situated beside the River Bovey in the Riverside Mill, at the lower end of Bovey Tracey town centre. Bovey Tracey itself is just 15 miles south west of Exeter, approximately 2 miles off the A38 Expressway to Plymouth. After leaving the A38 at the Bovey Tracey exit, follow directions to the town centre (there are also brown tourist signs).

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