The Summer Show
16 July – 8 October
Presenting the best new work from selected Members of Devon Guild of Craftsmen
The Summer Show is the longest running Devon Guild exhibition, launched in 1955 to celebrate the skills and original work from long-standing Guild Members through to the newest faces.
A key event in the Guild’s exhibition calendar, Members use the opportunity either to present a truly iconic piece of their work or to create something new and experimental. It's an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a wide variety of contemporary craft and for the Guild to showcase the outstanding talent of their membership. This eclectic exhibition covers a vast range of mediums, including ceramics, textiles and print.
Pictured: Jenny Southam ceramics, winner of the President’s Prize in The Summer Show 2018
The variety and skills of Japanese potters are renowned, and going back to Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, there is a strong tradition of links between the UK and Japan in the world of ceramics, particularly in the South West. This tradition continues to the present day; this exhibition will show a group of mid-career Japanese potters, some of whom are from Mashiko, the town known for its potteries, and where Shoji Hamada lived.
Exhibitors: Peter Seabridge, Masahiro Kumagae , Noriko Eki, Shinpei Fukushima, Ryuji Hodaka
See www.crafts.org.uk for more details.
Family Workshop with Pom Stitch Tassell
Saturday September 10th 10am-4pm
Bovey Tracey based craft company, Pom Stitch Tassel will be running a pom pom making workshop from the Youth Cafe during Nourish Festival. Situated towards the bottom of Fore Street, children, adults and families are welcome to join us to create a Pom Pom Crab on Saturday 10th September between 10am -4pm. Activity costs £2.50 per person, cash or card accepted. We hope to see you there!