The Devon Guild of Craftsmen have been directors of the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey since it began ten years ago, and to help celebrate the birthday decade, the Guild will hold a Ten out of Ten exhibition.
The ten exhibitors have all earned their place through winning awards at the Craft Festival: from best emerging maker to best stand, but for that added twist the winning makers have been asked to create something new – launch a new product or show something that they wouldn’t necessarily sell on a stand.
Amongst these are Stroud-based mosaic artist Cleo Mussi. She is bringing new pieces illustrating a critical approach to human over-consumption. Sculptor Helaina Sharpley – whose work has been purchased by David Hockney – is able to pursue her ‘personal Edwardian obsession’ in a series of beautiful wire sculptures. Dionne Swift – a Goldsmiths graduate – shows her departure with textiles based on the elements, using the sewing machine thread as a drawing tool.
Ten out of Ten is at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen from Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, June 16 June The exhibition is free, open daily from 10am-5.30pm
Exhibitors: Virginia Graham Ceramics, Andrew Potter Glass, Margo Selby Textiles, Cleo MussiMosaic, Lizzie Farey Willow, Helaina Sharpley Wire, Adele Brereton Jewellery, Anja Keeley Mixed Media, John Luff Furniture, Dionne Swift Textiles
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