We popped into the fabulous home of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, in Bovey Tracey and were lucky enough to catch the members summer exhibition, Materials Matter. The exhibition’s theme centres on celebrating the diversity of contemporary craft materials used by the Guild Members.
I’ve included a few of my favourite pieces from the exhibition – including the pieces I voted for in the People’s Choice Award, (can you guess which one it is?)
Isabella Whitworth’s beautiful shibori scarves made with natural dyes including her own grown indigo. Photo doesn’t do justice to her colours.
I loved Yuli Somme’s felted Crufts Tea Cosy.
Liz Clay’s felted and pleated work showed a very Japanese influence in its use of dyeing and pleating techniques.
Peter Lane’s porcelain bowls had such stunning iridescent colours combined with an incredible delicate sense of lightness to them.
To top off our visit we had a delicious brunch of salmon & scrambled eggs on homemade wholemeal toast and a pot of Earl grey tea in the cafe on the roof top terrace.
Devon Guild of Craftsmen at Riverside Mill is a great venue with a programme of fantastic exhibition and events throughout the year – a must visit if you’re in the area. You can check it out at www.crafts.org.uk Material Matters runs until 7th September 2014.