Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF
Artisan Crafts, Exhibitions, Cafe, Shop the Makers
Devon Guild of Craftsmen is a must visit attraction for anyone with a passion for art and quality craftsmanship.
Devon Guild is a Membership organisation that supports South West makers and artists. Its charitable work aims to create as many opportunities as possible for people to enjoy and learn about contemporary crafts. Their historic Riverside Mill in the Devon town of Bovey Tracey is home to a large craft shop, exhibition galleries and a cafe.
The Guild regularly hosts craft exhibitions, as well as a lively programme of related events such as talks and workshops. Each of these interactive events focuses on creative making and crafting; covering everything from pottery and printing to glassblowing and blacksmithing. The main aim is to bring the newest, most exciting craft and design to the South West and leave visitors feeling inspired by their experience.
The Devon Guild Shop
In addition to their exhibition spaces, the Guild boasts a fabulous shop stocked with contemporary and traditional crafts, and design products for sale. You'll find jewellery, blown glass, furniture, textiles, ceramics and prints - all handmade by Devon Guild Members. You're free to shop at your leisure for homewares and decorative products for interiors and lifestyle. But if you can't quite find what you're looking for, you can also commission work from your favourite makers.
The Terrace cafe serves freshly cooked, value for money food using seasonal ingredients from local suppliers. Their delicious home-made dishes include breakfasts and tasty lunches, as well as cream teas and cakes (home-made on the premises). The cafe also offers a kid's menu, Fairtrade coffee; vegan, dairy and gluten-free options. What's more, there is free WI-FI - so you can catch up on your emails as you sip on your coffee.