2014 contemporary craft exhibitions and events Riverside Mill, home of Devon Guild of Craftsmen, is the hub of contemporary crafts culture in South West England. Our galleries, shop and café in Bovey Tracey, Devon are free admission and we welcome visitors 7 days a week throughout the year. We are an educational charity and foster creative endeavour at all ages and levels. Our extensive outreach programme in schools and colleges encourages innovative ideas, development of s
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  2014 contemporary craftexhibitions andevents   We are an educational charity  and foster creative endeavour at all ages and levels. Our extensive outreach programme inschools and colleges encourages innovativeideas, development of skills and freedom of expression. Professional developmentsupport and access to opportunities fast- tracks and guides new and emerging makersinto sustainable rewarding practices andinvigorates the creative economy of theregion. Sign up  for our news bulletins on the homepage of our mobile-compatible website or join us andcontribute to our lively community.  Join us  We receive critical acclaim for our exhibitions,our innovative education programme reaches thousands of participants each year, and theartists we nurture enjoy successful careers. But we can’t do this alone. Each year  we need to raise funds from trusts and foundations, companies and individuals inorder to deliver our education programmeand keep our exhibitions free to access. There are a number of ways you can help us, including ■ Sponsoring an exhibition ■ Supporting our education work  through a regular donation ■  Joining as a Friend or Best Friend ■ Leaving a legacy ■ Becoming a corporate supporter  ■  VolunteeringTo discuss sponsorship opportunities, regular givingor leaving a gift to the Devon Guild in your will,please contact Erica Steer (Executive Director)  Membership  All working craftspeople based in the South West(Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire) can apply to become aMember with the opportunity to sell work in our Craft Shop, submit work for exhibitions and gainaccess to marketing, networking and professionaldevelopment.  We also support emerging makers through our   Associate Membership scheme. Find out how to get involved as a volunteer, Friend or Member on or call 01626 832223 The Devon Guild is a registered charity no. 296568 Riverside Mill, home of Devon Guild of Craftsmen, is the hub of contemporary craftsculture in South West England. Our galleries, shop and café in Bovey Tracey, Devonare free admission and we welcome visitors 7 days a week throughout the year.  follow us on cover: Aine Venables (in Narrative Remains ), above: Tracey Falvey workshop with refugees inPlymouth, Big Draw  event in our Jubilee Gallery  NarrativeRemains An exploration into the relationship between words and making Saturday 18 January - Sunday 23 March Selected by Peter Florence, Director, Hay Festivals and Amanda Popham, renowned ceramicist and Member of the Devon Guild, this exhibition shows the work of regional, national and international artist-makers, working in disciplines of contemporary craft, who are directly influenced by words. Narrative Remains explores the relationships between stories, poems, prose or quotes and the chosenmakers’ work. The exhibition shows the imagination engendered by words and stories through the creation of contemporary craft. Work on show includes installations, photography, print, collage, enamel, ceramics and textiles. In these works the narrative emerges in the spaces between the pieces as well as between  the viewer and the work, opening up more possibilities for extending the storytelling. Exhibitors: Sonja Andrew, Sue Brown, Clare Goddard, Tina Hill, Effie Jessop, Iris Milward, Jitka Palmer, Donna Rumble-Smith, Trudie Timlin Brown, Alex Valentine and Aine Venables.  WORKSHOP Calligraphy  with Celia Lister Saturday 8 March 10am - 4pm Phoenix Hall,BoveyTracey   An introduction to italiccalligraphy, working from its traditional roots, covering theprinciples of good letterformsusing an edged pen andintroducing the tools andequipment used in letteringart. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. £50 (£45) including basicmaterials. Advance booking essential.  WORKSHOP Shadow puppetmaking  with The Clockwork Moth Saturday 22 March 1- 4pm Free drop-in workshop. Children must be accompaniedby an adult.  Alex Valentine  Beyond the Book   An exhibition of artists who use books as their medium Saturday 5 April - Sunday 8 June The artists in this exhibition examine the book as a cultural and asymbolic object, and as a container of history, narrative and memory. What happens when artists consider the matter of books? The conventional book became a household object after  the invention of printing, and has only recently beenrivalled by the computer screen and electronic text. This exhibition sets out to explore the transition of books through a variety of formats, fromphotographs to sculptures, installations and jewellery. This exhibition will examine the broad spectrum of  work currently being created by artists and designers who are using books to deconstruct and describe their qualities, both aesthetically and conceptually.  All of the artists in the exhibition share an interest inmemory, language and narrative. They use books as a way of filtering their ideas.The exhibition demonstrates how diverse the Book Artmovement is in the UK by showcasing British-based talent, and illustrating the notions and narratives behind the making. Alongside the why, the exhibition will examine the process,material and nature of production.  WORKSHOP Reconfiguring the Book  with Maddy Pethick Saturday 31 May 10am - 4pm Phoenix Hall, Bovey Tracey Deconstruct and reconstruct old booksinto something new. Folding, sticking,stitching, ripping – constructconcertinas, peepholes and tunnels  to investigate how books can be re-imagined and altered. £50 (£45) including basic materials.  Advance booking essential. Su Blackwell
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