You'll find plenty of learning resources about craft here on our website and when you visit.
There's lots to help you find out about how the craft in our shop and exhibitions is made. Information is available in the gallery and here on the website. You will find interesting facts, ideas and background material (see right for archived
PDF resource notes) which can include historical, technical background information, biographies of craftmakers, definitions, facts about the craftwork, the general subject area or craft discipline.
We provide hands-on making activities in the gallery for visitors of all ages to create work in response to the exhibition.
Learning groups can also use our gallery for their ARTS AWARD!
How we can - help with your Arts Award
More about Arts Award Supporting Venues
GET FRESH '17
17 September - 6 November 2017
DOWNLOAD learning resources & reference notes:
WHY? Every 2 years our gallery at the Devon Guild gives over its space to exhibit fresh craft work by new designer-makers from the South West area of England. It is all part of the Guild’s aim as an organisation to encourage craft making as an activity and to support new makers, such as recent graduate students, someone beginning a career (a 'small
start up' business) or having a complete occupation change - they might be learning new skills and setting up and independent studio without going down the college route.
There is an initial 'call out' for people to submit their work, and if someone's idesigns are selected, the show acts as a major exhibition opportunity: it's a chance to sell new design pieces, and to get hep with all the practicalities involved with entering the real world marketplace!
Look at the wesbites of people in this exhibition:
WHO? Luke Axworthy, Jo Barker, Mark Cullen, Sarah Duncan, Carey Ellis, Emma Finch, Tom Gyr, Sarah Hitchens, Carol Hunt, Claire Read (Little Burrow Designs), Marieke Ringel, Fern
Robinson, Katie Robinson, Heather Scott and Stacey West.
DID YOU KNOW?
One exhibitor (interiors) has used BAKED BEAN cans in her designs? (Who?)
Some of the designs here are made out of WAX CRAYONS? (Which?)
There are pieces in the gallery where you can see SPACE through a hole, a CITY in a CIRCLE and a STORY in a BOX! (Go and find them - draw or photograph your favourite one - make a note of who made them)
Watch a short video from Plymouth student, Fern Robinson:
Free entry to exhibitions. Open 7 days a week 10am - 5.30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF. 01626 832223
KEY SUBJECT AREAS OF STUDY:
Primary/secondary: Design and technology (ICT) Art and Design; Media Arts; Creative & Media.
BTEC Art & Design; Media.
A/AS Design & Technology – Product Design; 3-D Design, Textiles; Design & Textiles; Media Studies; Applied Art & Design; Art & Design - Graphic Design, Graphic Communication; Art; Craft and Design; Photography, 3-D design; Communication & Culture; History of Art; Media Communication & Production.
Foundation/Further (degree): Art; Fine Art; Art & Design; Creative Arts; Visual Arts; Interior Design; Interior Design Decoration; 3-D Design; Contemporary Craft; Design & Technology; Technology; Design & Craft; Applied Arts; Contemporary Design; Contemporary Crafts; Printmaking, Sculpture, Drawing, Illustration and Print, Woodworking and Furniture Design
DIY MAKING - One-STOP Design SHOP:
Prospectuses for (SW) regional 'A levels, further and higher education courses in art, craft, design and related subjects are available to take away from the gallery.
We have an activity area in the gallery where you can create your own piece of contemporary jewellery or 'wearable sculpture' - using the materials provided (clay, textiles, wire, paper, card) You can display your piece on the 'shop' shelves' and tag your item with a label and price!
WHAT ELSE IS ON? 'Spotlight' - exhibition of new work by Associate Guild Members - until 26 Feb.
Arranging a group visit
We are open daily 10am - 5.30pm and delighted to have visits from schools, colleges and community groups to our gallery. Please let us know in advance about your group visit - we can offer a short introductory tour and discuss any specialist needs. If there are over ten please ensure the group is accompanied by an appropriate number of adults. Tutors can download resources in advance from this page.
There is a creative making area in the gallery, a cafe upstairs, adjacent and disabled parking and a large public park with playground just opposite our gallery.
To arrange a group/school visit please contact:
Philippa de Burlet (Education Officer): 01626 832223
POLICIES & RESEARCH: Art, craft & design - reading for educators
The documents below can be viewed or downloaded, and provide current research evidence and guidance for promoting art, craft and design in an educational setting to improve all round performance - also positive effects of these subjects on health and well-being.