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Arts and crafts in Devon

Devon (including East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon, North Devon, Plymouth, South Hams Teignbridge,Torbay, Torridge and West Devon) is in the South West of England. It has a population of around 1,134,000 and covers approximately 670,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset.

County flag of DevonDevon is the only English county to have two separate coastlines, both of which are made up of high cliffs and sandy shores. Visitors are drawn to the county by attractions such as the Jurassic Coast and Exmoor and Dartmoor national parks. Popular tourist destinations are its ports and seaside resorts such as Torbay, whose sandy beaches and mild climate have led to it being called the English Riviera. The county town is the city of Exeter and another important city in the county is Plymouth, from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail to establish an English colony in the now United States of America and where legend has it that Sir Francis Drake finished a game of bowls before engaging the Spanish Armada. The work of artist Beryl Cook portrayed life Plymouth and born in Plympton, the 18th century portrait painter Joshua Reynolds became the first President of the Royal Academy. Performing arts venues in Devon include the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay, The Flavel Arts Centre in Dartmouth, The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter, Theatre Royal Plymouth and The Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington.

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter houses exhibits of local historic interest as well as collections of textiles, natural history and art, including works by Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, Barbara Hepworth and John Nash. The Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford houses a wide range of exhibits, including paintings, photography, ceramics, furniture, coins and silverware, along with items reflecting the regions social history. Saltram House is a Georgian mansion built near Plymouth during the 18th century. The house is set among extensive parkland and its interiors were designed by the architect Robert Adam. The rooms retain many of their original furnishings, along with original plasterwork and collections of ceramics and paintings. Other attractions in Devon include Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Chambercombe Manor in Ilfracombe, Exeter Cathedral, Ilfracombe Museum, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre in Lifton and Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life.

South Brent Craft Event No. 6

South Brent Craft Event No. 6

The South Brent Village Hall, South Brent, Devon

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Neil Lloyd

Neil Lloyd

Plymouth, Devon

Production of hand painted works of art. Including paintings of interiors. magical realism and portraiture. Three D painting including ...

Youve Been Framed By Carol M

Youve Been Framed By Carol M

Torquay, Devon

Beautiful handcrafted led light up framed pictures, high quality frames and vibrant colourful embellishments used to create a very special ...

Zen Wood Design

Zen Wood Design

Exeter, Devon

The majority of my work is focused on animals sculpted from driftwood as wall art for the home or garden. Peoples pets are popular. That ...

Francis

Francis

Ottery St Mary, Devon

I became inspired to create jewelry trees for hanging earrings as well as making actual earrings, since relocating from Hampshire to East ...

Hunt The Moon

Hunt The Moon

Ivybridge, Devon

We are a screen printing, tie dye, blank / plain clothing and other craft supplier and distributor. We sell various brands including Speedball, ...

Hessian Delights

Hessian Delights

Tiverton, Devon

My name is Ivani Collins and I founded Hessian Delights two years ago. Hessian Delights started from my passion for art and natural materials ...

Alan

Alan

Bideford, Devon

I paint west country scenes and wild life . For painting I mainly use digital now. But still do lot pencil work. I came from small village ...

Monica Gomez

Monica Gomez

Exeter, Devon

I am painting beautiful greeting cards. I know you can think, more cards, everybody mades cards, but my cards are original, not just for ...

Ellie Pearce Cushion Designs

Ellie Pearce Cushion Designs

Winkleigh, Devon

I photograph items from the Devon countryside and my Garden, I then create a painting using acrylic paints to give me bold colouring, I ...

The Huxham Pegman

The Huxham Pegman

Huxham Exeter, Devon

A very many thanks for dropping by. I have worked in wood for the last thirty odd years give or take. There isnt much I havent made ... ...

Potty For Painting

Potty For Painting

Okehampton, Devon

Potty for painting, was started by me in 2006, when I was living in Oxfordshire, as I love all things arty crafty, having owned my own ...

Derek Haydon

Derek Haydon

Plymouth, Devon

I am a artist from Plymouth , and i would like to promote myself , as a portrait painter , and sell my artwork, I was born in Bath, but ...

Soul Designs

Soul Designs

Holsworthy, Devon

From my small farm in Devon I breed sheep and use their wool to create supersize knitted blankets and accessories. I donít knit with needles, ...

Uganda Crafts

Uganda Crafts

Plymouth, Devon

On annual trips to Uganda I visit villages and buy their beautiful handmade crafts. Goods on sale range from stunning jewellery made with ...

Natalie Elder

Natalie Elder

Ashburton, Devon

I make kiln-formed glass. They are unique, one-off pieces within a range that makes ideal gifts. Foliage is pressed then fired within layers ...

Cosy Corner Crafts

Cosy Corner Crafts

South Brent, Devon

We are a new company in a beautiful Devon village called South Brent. Cosy Corner Crafts describes the shop very well, which is packed ...

Nonsisa Jewellery

Nonsisa Jewellery

Drewsteignton, Devon

I make hand-crafted, original and quirky jewellery out of polymer clay and gold and silver flake. I have had years of experience as a ...

Pellegrino design

Pellegrino design

Plymouth, Devon

We design and Hand make jewellery, using 925 silver and gemstone, acrylic and glass beads. Beautiful jewellery for all occasions from dressing ...

Dottymango

Dottymango

Bampton, Devon

I absolutely love to make and create personalised items that people will love to keep. My main work is personalised wooden plaques as ...

Bonobo Jewellery

Bonobo Jewellery

Lifton, Devon

Handmade gemstone and crystal jewellery. All unique one-off designs.

Pearls by Mitzi

Pearls by Mitzi

Exeter, Devon

As a craft jeweller working from my home studio in Exeter, I design and create individual pieces principally using a range of freshwater ...

Walsh Glass Designs

Walsh Glass Designs

Tiverton, Devon

Handblown british contemporary glassware, made in the heart of devon. A husband and wife partnership, started ten years ago at university, ...

Olga Smith

Olga Smith

Plymouth, Devon

I have mixed approach to the craft: from card-making to altered mixed media canvas. Scrapbook canvas, altered notebooks, travel/holiday ...

Sew Soft Crafts

Sew Soft Crafts

Plymouth, Devon

Sewn, Crocheted or Knitted items, Cushions, Bags, Hats and Scarves, Quilts, Aprons, Table Mats. I can custom make items as well, if there ...

something for Emy

something for Emy

Plymouth, Devon

A passion for making makes sure I am almost always found crafting. Anything made from fabric, pearls or yarn I will have a go at. At the ...

Sarah Scott Jewellery

Sarah Scott Jewellery

Exeter, Devon

Abstract contemporary silver jewellery with design inspiration from the areas of textiles, geological and natural forms, and ancient treasure ...

Crafts at the Beehive 5 November

Crafts at the Beehive 5 November

Honiton, Devon

Only a few weeks to go now to our next pre-Christmas craft fair. This year we are pleased to welcome over 40 exhibitors offering a really ...


John Angel

(Born 1881 in Newton Abbott in Devon), Sculpture

John Angel was particularly known for his ecclesiastical sculptures. In 1919 he was elected to the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

Sidney Curnow Vosper

(Born 1866 in Plymouth in Devon), Painting, Etching

Perhaps his most best known work was the portrait of Sian Owen, who was in the congregation at Capel Salem in Pentre Gwynfryn. The paint is know simply by the name of Salem.

Alfred Wallis

(Born 1855 in Devonport in Devon), Painting

He was a Cornish Fisherman, who became an artist after the death of his wife in 1922 when he began to paint. He was completely self taught and never had any lessons. The style of his paintings are known as naive art, where perspective is ignored and the scale of the object is based on its relative importance to the scene.

Emma Gifford

(Born 1840 in Plymouth in Devon), Fiction, Poetry

Emma was a writer in her own right. As well as being a suffrage supporter and marcher. She was the first wife of Thomas Hardy. Hardy wrote some of his best poetry after her death in 1912. Inspired by his remorse.

Emma met Thomas at her home at St Juliot. She was the unpaid companion to Reverend Caddell Holder and he was an architect writing a report about the local church.

Joshua Reynolds

(Born 1723 in Plympton in Devon), Painting

Reynolds was an 18th century English portrait painter, who helped to found the Royal Academy and was there first president. He painted in the grand manner, not copying his subjects exactly as they really were but reflected their nobility. You can see a number of his portraits in the Reynolds room at Knole in Kent.