Make 2017 Contemporary Crafts for Christmas

at Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF

Until  Sunday 7 January

Our annual Christmas selling exhibition showcases over 50 designer-makers from across the UK working in a variety of disciplines and with a range of prices to suit everyone. MAKE 2017 is an excellent opportunity to buy an individual piece of craft this Christmas.

In addition to the exhibition please visit our shop which has everything you need to decorate your home and celebrate Christmas. As well as cards, gift wrap and decorations we stock a huge range of South West makers’ work offering more choices for Christmas present buying.

Textiles, jewellery, glass, metal, prints, ceramics and wood 

Christmas Celebration Day (Saturday 2 December 10am – 4pm) is a day of Christmas festivities at the Devon Guild with music, workshops/demonstrations, mulled wine and food/drink tastings. It’s free event and a great chance to join in a fun atmosphere and do some shopping for unique gifts away from crowded high streets.

Featured makers include…

Janine Partington - six bangles 2017

 Janine Partington

A well-loved Devon Guild Member working in enamel has recently turned her attention to leatherwork and as well as creating larger, more complex wall pieces has, for our Make 2017 Christmas show, created a range of jewellery including brooches, pendants, earrings and bangles. Each piece is a part of an individual exploration of mark making and so is one of a kind. The use of colour to highlight the mark making adds both a vibrancy to the work and a subtlety. Leather is a very tactile material, colour evokes strong emotions – bringing these two elements together means that the works engages the senses.

Bee Hayes As The Crows Fly Ceramics Volcanic Vessels

Bee Hayes

A ceramicist and homeware designer, mainly producing handmade porcelain studio pottery in a variety of styles. She has an interest in fashion and textiles, a love of botanical illustration and contemporary interior decoration, and draws constant delight in outstanding functional objects. Her recent range of includes midcentury-influenced pieces with graphic contrasts in glaze and textural effect combined with a desire for timeless beauty and a love of visceral brightness and on-trend material culture.  Bee is keen to propagate a love for functional wares that lend warmth, excitement and satisfaction to small daily home rituals such as eating, drinking, storing and displaying.




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