Devon Craft Fair – Devon Guild Craft Show at Bovey Tracey
The Devon Contemporary Craft Fair returns to Bovey Tracey for its 5th Anniversary bringing together almost 200 leading artists and craft designers from the UK to this special location in the heart of Devon – home to the Devon Guild of Crafts.
This years exhibitors combine their individuality, style and quality to one of the UK’s best craft fairs where not only will they display their work but will encourage you to join in and learn as they lead craft workshops and hold public demonstrations.
Here the Muncher features a selection of activities and events. For the full schedule of events you can download the 2008 leaflet from the Devon Guild Craft site
Friday 6 June
You will have opportunity watch demonstrations and join workshops for Jewellery Making, Mosaics, Willow Wood Sculpture and Textile Printing – ideal if you want to add your own individuality to your home furnishings and fabrics. During the textile printing you will see how plain bedding can be transformed into stylish printed duvet covers and bedspreads as well as terrific ideas for interior designs using prints.
Saturday 7 June
Try your hand at creating simple rug flooring in the Raggerty Rugs masterclass and enjoy the Devon Weaver’s workshop. Learn how traditional methods of dying help artists create unique curtain fabrics for those who want to make their own that are a far cry from the designs of ready made curtains and blinds available on the high street and to complement the unique designs it is hoped that Hugh Janus will return to the fair this year with his superb selection of hand crafted curtain poles
Sunday 8 June
The final day of the craft fair and offers a rare opportunity for practising designers and furniture makers to join designed Chris Eckersley in a group critique session that is sure to inspire.
Of course there will be entertainment, live music and fantastic food – being in the heart of the South West you’ll be hard pushed not to munch a pasty or two during the event.
The Craft Fair opens 10:00am to 5:00pm each day The Contemporary Craft fair in association with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an opportunity to learn new skills, buy unique works of art and a great family day out.