Get Fresh '19 - open call for South West designer-makers

Get Fresh! Devon Guild contemporary crafts gallery is announcing an Open Call to emerging South West craft designer-makers.

'Get Fresh' is a popular biennial exhibition celebrating the best new designer-makers coming out of the region. It will run at the contemporary crafts gallery Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey, from Saturday 19 January to Sunday 10 March 2019. This is a really positive opportunity for graduates or creatives just beginning their careers - to exhibit and sell in a prestigious contemporary gallery space. The Guild is announcing an Open Call to craftmakers...

Exhibition: Jerwood Makers Open

Event Date: 
20/01/2018 - 10:00am to 11/03/2018 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF

Launched in 2010, Jerwood Makers Open is a biennial opportunity focusing on UK makers who propose to make ambitious, radical work in their first years of practice.

Five artists, Sam Bakewell, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Jessica Harrison, Marcin Rusak and Laura Youngson Coll, were selected from 271 submissions.

Each received grants to develop and tour new work in a diverse range of materials. Exhibits incorporate chainsaw-carved wood, parian porcelain, repurposed glass, organic waste, vellum and fish skin.

Open 7 days, free. 10am-5.30pm

A textile exhibition to raise your spirits

'Off the Surface' exhibition captures a passion for embroidery

Saturday 20 May – Sunday 9 July At Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9A 'Off the Surface' is a collaboration between the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and The Royal School of Needlework (RSN), London. This new textile exhibition showcases contemporary, hand embroidered work inspired by treasures from the past. It draws upon a world-renowned collection of 2,500 unique and priceless embroidery pieces, held at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court. The Collection also includes 60,000 designs,...

Exhibition: Off the Surface - the art of hand-embroidery

Event Date: 
20/05/2017 - 10:00am to 09/07/2017 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey

A collaborative exhibition showcasing the art of hand embroidery, old and new. Degree students from The Royal School of Needlework have produced contemporary, hand-embroidered work inspired by treasured textiles from world renowned archives at Hampton Court Palace.

The exhibition features surface designs such as appliquéd garments, wearable sculpture, 3-D stitched drapes and hangings alongside historic purses, collars and lacework - offering a rare opportunity to see the past revived in a contemporary fashion. Main Gallery. Free entry, open daily 10am-5.30pm

Exhibition: GET FRESH _ Work by new SouthWest designer-makers -

Event Date: 
14/01/2017 - 10:00am to 05/03/2017 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF 01626 832223

A biennial exhibition showing work by 15 new or emerging designer-makers from the South West. The exhibition reveals a diversity of approach to materials and the design process, whilst also providing a debut platform for new makers’ craftwork

Open daily, free- 10am-5.30pm.

Exhibition: Stitching it up to 'Make It OK'

Exhibition runs Saturday 19 March – Sunday 8 May Launch event 6 - 8pm Friday 18 March Venue: Devon Guild of Craftsmen Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF

A touring exhibition including specially commissioned work by 5 artists who explore damage and repair, disease and healing, through stitch and other media.

Curator Liz Cooper launches a new touring exhibition entitled ‘What Do I Need to Do to Make it OK?’ at Devon Guild of Craftsmen this Spring. The title is taken from a talk by participating artist Dorothy Caldwell.

From Canada, Dorothy has travelled to...

Odd Socks - free puppetmaking for Easter

Event Date: 
29/03/2016 - 10:30am to 05/04/2016 - 4:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

2 days of free sock-puppet making for kids. Tue 29 March & Tue 5 April, 2016. Main gallery. 10.30-12.30 & 1.30 - 4pm. FREE Free family drop-in workshops this Easter holiday. Transform material into unusual alien creatures. As part of our main exhibition about recycling textiles ('Make it OK'), you will create a puppet who can star in a mini movie and patch up our planet! Hand stitch, animate - and laugh! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. No need to book. 01626 832223

Celebrate - summer craft exhibition

Event Date: 
24/07/2015 - 10:00am to 06/09/2015 - 5:00pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

Celebrating 60 years of supporting South West makers the Devon Guild’s annual summer exhibition articulates notions of festivity and reflection that such milestones bring. This exhibition allows Members to showcase a real diversity of new craftwork. Along with storyboards, road signs and a new App, themes of heritage are combined with with new trends in making. Look out for free craft demos and drop ins at weekends through the summer.

Free. Open 7 days a week 10am to 5.30pm 01626 832 223

Home Ground exhibition - craft from our own backyard

Exhibition runs Saturday 20 September – Sunday 9 November

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

The exhibition takes its direction from Common Ground, a Dorset charity who explored the relationship between nature and culture through areas such as music, sculpture, poetry and film. The Devon Guild is breaking new ground by using the media of craft to celebrate the charity’s idea of ‘local distinctiveness’ or ‘the unique characteristics such as customs, myths or plants’ - of a neighbourhood or small community.

Home Ground showcases the work of twelve...

Summer exhibition shows why Materials Matter

Summer Craft Exhibition shows us why 'Materials Matter' (open 21 June - 7 September at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF)