Yesterday was a lovely sunny day, and my birthday, so what could we do? For several months I'd been looking forward to a visit to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey as there's always plenty to see and encourage inspiration. We looked at the current special feature, The Blue Exhibition (http://www.crafts.org.uk/ see below) then enjoyed coffee and cake in their upstairs cafe, followed by a wander around the village.
Blue a flow gallery touring exhibition
Saturday 10 March - Sunday 22 April
The colour blue has had great importance throughout craft history being particularly significant to textiles and ceramics. Blueexplores the different ways current artists use the colour in their practice. The traditional uses of blue and white are the inspiration for some works, others refer to its roots and heritage in Europe as well as the Far East.
The exhibitors were Felicity Aylieff, Paul Scott, Amanda Caines, Henk Wolvers, Caroline Slotte, Mia E Göransson, Louise Renae Anderson, Amy Jayne Hughes, Åsa Pärson, Fuku Fukumoto, Rebecca Wilson, Kaori Tatebayashi, Carol Cassidy, Kap-Sun Hwang, Fiona Rutherford, Elaine Wilson, Livia Marin.