Monday 28 November to Saturday 3 December ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily
This will be Devon Weavers Workshop’s sixth exhibition of members’ work at Birdwood House. The textiles on display will, as usual, encompass a wide range of design, colour and structure, including
beautifully handwoven rugs, cushions, bags, shawls, scarves and much more.
Devon Weavers Workshop is a not-for-profit organisation, is self-funding and run by its membership. Tutors come from around the world to teach at its premises near Ashprington, Totnes, resulting in an international reputation for excellence in both tuition and in the standard of textiles produced.
Workshops are held regularly for beginners, intermediate and advanced weavers, with modern equipment readily available thanks to two National Lottery Awards and an Ashley Family Foundation Award.
For further information about the Workshop and its past and future activities visit the website - www.devonweaversworkshop.org
Monday 5 December to Saturday 10 December, 10 am to 4.45 pm
Tues 6 December, 10 am to 8.30 pm
After a thoroughly enjoyable and successful group show in 2014, Jo Crook, Allie Sylvester and Jeanette Stevenson are reuniting and continuing their explorations of the tide and twilight theme with a few extra surprises in time for Christmas.
Continuing the twilight theme Allie has produced a series of striking oil paintings depicting flora in a hazy, atmospheric light, with exquisite, fine pencil drawings of foliage on coloured gesso. Also included in the display is a range of brightly coloured mono-print and collage 'house gods', representing a playful take on patron saints and icons inspired by her fascination with superstition, iconography and obscure patron saints.
Jeanette (Pippi & Me pottery) produces fine handmade ceramic tableware. The individual pieces are designed for everyday use and have a simple, formal beauty. Her passion for the colour grey has spilled into the ceramics – the slip is coloured with black pigment to three shades of grey – which is occasionally embellished with a touch of gold lustre along an edge, or a tiny gold motif. Her inspiration for colour and form comes from the pebbles and rocks found in the surrounding landscape and beaches of Devon, and her love of simple design from growing up in Denmark.
Jo makes pressed artworks from seaweed specimens collected from south Devon beaches where they have been washed up, having lost their attachment to the substrate. Their beauty is retained and made visible in these works. They are an attempt to impose formality - a classical coolness - upon natural beauty. She has started to make a series of printed images of seaweed emerging from darkness into light that will be included in the display.
Open Sunday 11th December from 11am - 4pm
Monday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 15th & Friday 16th 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 13th 10am - 9pm for the late night shopping
Saturday 17 December 10am - 4pm.
The Button Collective is a group of local crafters and artists, come along to find unique and handcrafted presents.
Monday 19 December to Saturday 24 December ~ 10am to 5pm
Tuesday late night shopping until 8pm
For this years pre x-mas show I will exhibit the original drawings from my 2017 calendar as well as from the book “Sit” I did with Matt Harvey. There will be plenty of other new drawings, some of them executed with the fine Rotring pen my work is known for and others using a paintbrush and a pot of ink. There will be paintings, creatures in boxes, a table full of possible gifts including tea towels, notebooks, books, soft toys, Russian dolls, cards and wrapping paper.