In June 2017 I was lucky to be one of a small group of people taken on a guided walk in a restricted zone on Dartmoor to get up close to the blanket bogs and have the ecology of the mires explained by a Dartmoor National Park Ranger and a bog expert from the Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT). The walk was organised by The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, who subsequently arranged a “Magnificent Mires/Beautiful Blanket Bogs” themed display at the Waterside Mill at Bovey Tracey.
As soon as I saw Yume Martin’s jewellery featuring dragonflies and sweet little flowers, I knew she would be a good fit for Urban Bees: Working together. And indeed when I approached her with the proposition, her response was say that it was already in her mind to include bees in her current range of individually hand crafted designs. Read More
On Friday it was the launch of the Devon Guild’s summer show celebrating 25 years of the guild being at the Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey.
Part of the celebrations was to have the building swathed in bunting made by a wide range of community groups. See lead artist Bridget Arnold’s blog to find out more.
Had a thoroughly exhausting day at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen (Thursday 23rd June). It’s fascinating being part of the selection committee and I always learn an awful lot from the other craft specialists. It is exhausting because it tends to be a very long day and we all feel very responsible about how we select the pieces that are going to go in the exhibition and what isn’t. There’s strict criteria and we have to justify every decision. Today we were selecting for the summer show which is has it’s launch on Friday 1st July 6-8pm. The title for the show is A Silver Thread and it is to celebrate the Devon Guild having been at the Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey for 25 years.
1980 – First post school printmaking. During the Conservation of Prints & Drawings course I had to learn about, make and print the full range of print processes available to the ‘Old Masters’. Woodcut, Wood engraving, Etching (hard ground, soft ground and aquatint), Engraving, Lithography (plate and stone), and screenprint.