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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. 7

South Brent Craft Event No. 7

The South Brent Village Hall, South Brent, Devon

Sunday, 21 November 2021

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 ...

Lauraine Charnley Art

Lauraine Charnley Art

Newton Abbot, Devon

Hi, Im Lauraine and I have become somewhat addidicted to art. My shop is called Lau ...

Hunt The Moon

Hunt The Moon

Ivybridge, Devon

We are a screen printing, tie dye, blank / plain clothing and other craft supplier and ...

Hessian Delights

Hessian Delights

Tiverton, Devon

My name is Ivani Collins and I founded Hessian Delights two years ago. Hessian Delights ...

Acorn Leather goods

Acorn Leather goods

Plymouth, Devon

Hi, Im Steve owner of Acorn leather goods. I have been producing leather products as ...

Souly Seaglass

Souly Seaglass

Totnes, Devon

My affinity with sea glass began when I sent a message in a bottle to a friend who had ...

Joyssilverdesigns

Joyssilverdesigns

Dartmouth, Devon

Joy designs unique and beautiful silver jewellery. The solid sterling silver jewellery ...

Quarry Pottery

Quarry Pottery

Totnes, Devon

I am a little pottery maker and by no means a master of the craft but am increasingly ...

The Whole Bloom

The Whole Bloom

Newton Abbot, Devon

thewholebloom I grow my own plants for use in botanical formulations for Home and Body ...

Jane Prince Silk Scarves

Jane Prince Silk Scarves

Ermington Ivybridge, Devon

Jane Prince Design Jane studied at Manchester College of Art and has worked with many ...

Fab Pineapple

Fab Pineapple

Exeter, Devon

Here at Fab Pineapple we enjoy spending our days mixing and matching colours and scents, ...

Little Lane Pottery

Little Lane Pottery

Braunton, Devon

Little Lane Pottery is a small ceramic studio nestled in a seaside village on the beautiful ...

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 ...

Derek Haydon

Derek Haydon

Plymouth, Devon

I am a artist from Plymouth , and i would like to promote myself , as a portrait painter ...

Uganda Crafts

Uganda Crafts

Plymouth, Devon

On annual trips to Uganda I visit villages and buy their beautiful handmade crafts. ...

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 ...

Truly Jewellery

Truly Jewellery

Honiton, Devon

Handmade jewellery using glass beads, Swarovski crystal, beadweaving or wirework techniques. ...

Pellegrino design

Pellegrino design

Plymouth, Devon

We design and Hand make jewellery, using 925 silver and gemstone, acrylic and glass beads. ...

Bonobo Jewellery

Bonobo Jewellery

Lifton, Devon

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

Sew Soft Crafts

Sew Soft Crafts

Plymouth, Devon

Sewn, Crocheted or Knitted items, Cushions, Bags, Hats and Scarves, Quilts, Aprons, Table ...


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.