Love Craft!

Celebrating 16 years this summer, the highly acclaimed, award-winning Craft Festival will take place in Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey from 7–9 June

7 - 9 June 2019


Meet over 200 of the finest makers selling their work, enjoy yoga by the river, live music, feasting and films under the stars. Take part in workshops and witness inspiring demonstrations to enhance your creativity.

New for this year, is The Forge with Pole & Hunt (an extravaganza of blacksmithing and bashing metal) and The Common Room with Common Sense Studio (a grown-up making area to set free your creativity). Returning is the Craft Cinema, hosted in Audrey, a beautiful 1967 Bedford bus and Out of the Woods, a tent of dreamy woodland crafts and an opportunity to sit, watch and make, curated by Heritage Craft Association Maker of the Year, Hilary Burns.

The Den returns with a programme packed for the most discerning of visitors: The Teenager. Families can enjoy free craft activities in The Craft Lab, with street theatre, a play area and puppet shows.

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, from 10am–5pm. Tickets: Adults £9 (per day), weekend three-day ticket £17 (£15 concs). Accompanied children under 18 go free.

Devon Makers

Browse this selection of the local makers attending this year’s festival.

Image 1 - Abbie Gardiner Ceramics, Tavistock.

Hand-built stoneware and porcelain, animated and responsive in shape, textures and colours from the moor and coast.

Image 2 - Artisan Willow, Moretonhampstead.

Maker Katherine Miles specialises in weaving life-size willow animal sculptures for the home and garden.

Image 3 - Little Burrow Designs by Claire Read, Ottery St. Mary.

Immerse yourself in a whimsical, repurposed sculpture world of mixed media.

Image 4 - Val Muddyman, Plymouth.

Val works in jesmonite, metals and mixed media to produce one-off pieces and small collections of contemporary jewellery.

Image 5 - Grace & Favour Home, Bovey Tracey.

Printed textile homewares and gifts in fabric designs that evoke a feeling of quirky nostalgia.

Image 6 - Lomas Furniture, Totnes.

Fine wooden furniture and lighting inspired by organic shapes found in nature.

Image 7 - Teresa Green Textiles, Ide.

A unique range of textiles designed and handprinted, from clothing to homewares.

Image 8 – Alex Carpenter, Exeter.

Alex works predominantly with locally sourced timbers gathered from wind-fallen trees and nearby arborists to connect the work to the landscape.

Image 9 – Milly Maunder Designs, Cullompton.

Handmade, bespoke jewellery. Milly creates individual items using the age-old technique of granulation to create timeless pieces.

Image 10 - Ali Herbert Ceramics, Colyton.

A ceramic collection of items for daily use, quiet forms that emphasise calm, simplicity, refinement and order.

Image 11 - Parmesan & Pumpkin, Lynton.

Purveyors of unique boards for charcuterie, cheese, serving and slicing, and other fine, handcrafted homewares.

Image 12 - Helen Brice Designs, Tiverton.

Colourful, precious gem set jewellery designs by Goldsmith Helen Brice.

Image 13 – Another Shed Production, Yealmpton.

Practical products with a twist of treasure by the sea.

Image 14 - Arwyn Jones Ceramics, Modbury.

Working in a traditional way, using the wheel to produce thrown functional ceramics.

Image 15 - Karen Nicol Textile Artist, Lydford.

Embroidery and mixed media textile artist creating freehand and machine-embroidered appliqued pictures.

Image 16 - Alysa Freeman, Exeter.

Creates compacted paper and silver jewellery.

Image 17 - Claire Gent, Tavistock.

Illustrative aluminium and silver jewellery.

Image 18 - Lucy Clare Gibson, Bovey Tracey.

Contemporary enamelled jewellery.

Image 19 - Penny Little, Totnes.

Hand-formed porcelain with lustre.

Image 20 - Penny Simpson Ceramics, Moretonhampstead.

Decorated earthenware pots for food.

Image 21 - Rebecca Furze Jewellery, Hennock.

Handcrafted, contemporary silver jewellery.

Image 22 - Russell Kingston, Lynmouth.

Creates functional slipware.

Image 23 - Sabine Nemet, Moretonhampstead.

Wood-fired stoneware.

Image 24 - Stuart Lamble Designs, Holsworthy.

Handcrafted, contemporary lighting.

Image 25 – Taja, Moretonhampstead.

Slab-built porcelain tableware.

Image 26 - Takahashi McGil, Torquay.

Woodworking: handmade homeware and furniture.

Image 27 - Zsuzsi Morrison, Sidmouth.

Enamel artist jeweller.

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