Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Contemporary Craft Festival - Bovey Tracey Starts Friday

The Contemporary Craft Festival starts this Friday at Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon.
It is a highlight of the summer and one of the best craft shows in the country, getting bigger and better every year. If you haven't been yet get down there this weekend! The weather's not good enough for the beach but will be ideal for spending time in marquees looking at the work of 200 makers.
Helen Brice
Set in idyllic surrounding at the edge of Dartmoor, The Contemporary Craft Festival is brimming with opportunities to meet and buy work directly from nearly 200 of your favourite or newly-found maker.  Craftspeople from cross Devon and the whole of the UK get together for a celebration of craft and making.

Gareth Neal

One Year On, a brand new feature, is the Contemporary Craft Festival's chance to showcase emerging makers and give these young businesses some support in their early years. Just 20 businesses have been hand picked to be part of this new, exciting development.

Kirsty Elson

The Contemporary Craft Festival will be hosting The Great Windsor Chair Race, a collective of some the UK’s most exciting, award winning furniture designers getting back to basics making Windsor Chairs, featuring Gareth Neal, Chris Eckersley, Carl Clerkin and William Warren. Who can make the most chairs over the weekend? It's a test of speed and skill as only the best will win!

Sally Ann Provan

The Blacksmithing Guild will be at Bovey Tracey for the first time. Completing the line up of Champions of Craft will be demonstrations of ceramics, glass blowing, stone carving, weaving, knitting, spoon carving, blacksmithing, furniture making & calligraphy.
May Selway

The Children’s Craft Tent is inspired by the textile collection at The Royal Albert Museum in Exeter. Children will learn to weave, print, knit & paint on cloth complimented by a variety of workshops for adults.

Emma Purdie

Suet Yi

For full details and how to book a workshop go to or phone 01626830612

The Contemporary Craft Festival, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon, UK
15-17 June 2012
Open 10am-5pm daily
Adult daily ticket £7, concession £6
Adult weekend ticket £12, concessions £10, Accompanied Under 14s FREE

John Luff

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