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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.

Bampton Charter Fair

Bampton Charter Fair

Town Centre, Bampton, Tiverton, Devon

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Crafts at The Beehive

Crafts at The Beehive

The Beehive, Honiton, Devon

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Craft and Gift Fayre

Craft and Gift Fayre

Pavilions Teignmouth, Teignmouth, Devon

Saturday, 24 November 2018 (2 day event)

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 ...

Cass stoddart

Cass stoddart

Exmouth, Devon

My paintings are produced from a standing above position, I lay my canvas/board on the studio floor, dip thin bamboo into paints, and then ...

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 ...

Laurie Beth

Laurie Beth

Plymouth, Devon

All of the work that I produce is handmade in my studio at home in Devon. I have two collections of work, jewellery and ceramics. My ...

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 ...

Elsie by the Sea

Elsie by the Sea

Kingsbridge, Devon

Jenny Seear likes to paint quirky animals, giving them bright bold colours and patterns as backgrounds, making each painting unique. ...

harriet bedford

harriet bedford

Plymouth, Devon

Jewellery designer and maker. Harriet designs and makes beautiful pierced jewellery in both sterling silver and 18carat gold vermeil. ...

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 ...

The Curio at Well St

The Curio at Well St

Exeter, Devon

A unique Gallery/ shop promoting various local crafters on the site of St Sidwells Martyrdom . We have a selection of local crafters -artists, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Otzki

Otzki

Exmouth, Devon

A talented designer with a different approach. To bring quality made cloths to wear in confidence and for the owner to identify themselves ...

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 ...

Carris Gems

Carris Gems

Crediton, Devon

As well as making unique gemstone jewellery I restring and redesign favourite pieces for my customers, giving their jewellery new life ...

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.

Joshua Reynolds, Sir

(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.