The Summer Show at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen – its 58th no less – kicked off with style. Forward-looking and modern yet steeped with a respect for heritage, history and craft traditions, the exhibition’s sensibilities were beautifully encompassed on the opening night by the musical accompaniment of folk duo Harbottle and Jonas.
This year’s Devon Guild Summer Show has focused on important events in wider history: the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 and partial suffrage for women.
To that end exhibitors have been asked to reflect on the past century and to look back upon their own past influences in the world of arts and craft – they tell us who’s inspired them to be creative (Barbara Hepworth, Clarice Cliffe), or start out in a new direction.
During the exhibition kids will be asked to craft their own ‘hero from history’ to put on a mini pedestal in the gallery Hall of Fame.
Visitors can elect their favourite maker in The People’s Choice Award – and the prizewinner will be announced at the end of the show. Exhibition is free entry, open daily, 10am-5.30pm. All work is for sale.
Devon Guild Summer Show runs to 2 September, 2018
top image: Eleanor Bartleman – Presenting Miss Kite-(porcelain sculpture)
David Allnatt, Sarah Bayley, Deborah Baker, Eleanor Bartleman, Beverly Beeland, Fran Benatt, Susan Brown, Bob Budd, Penny Carter, Merlyn Chesterman, Phil de Burlet, Nigel Eveleigh, Jude Freeman, Amanda Glendenning, Veronica Gould, Ian Gregory, Helen Harrison, Gillie Hoyte Byrom, Laurel Keeley, James Kendrew, Peter Lanyon, Malcolm Law, Mei Lim, Stuart Low, Debby Mason, Wayne Meeten, Iris Milward, Sarah Morris, Sam Pickard, Jane Price, Louise Scammell, Luke Shepherd, Richard Shimell, Celia Smith, Anne Smyth, Helen Snell, Yuli Somme, Jenny Southam, Taja, Trudie Timlin Brown, Mike Tingle, Kate Toms, Deborah Treliving, Jan Truman, Phil Underwood, Sasha Wardell, Paul Warner, Jenny Wilkinson, Janet Wingate, Paula Youens
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