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Contemporary Craft Festival '13

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What a beautiful weekend they picked for the tenth Contemporary Crafts Festival, based in the gorgeous Devon village of Bovey Tracey (known by locals as 'buvvie'). 

Look at those blue skies! It was rather hot inside the marquees but the massive array of ceramics, glass, wood, jewellery and textile crafts made the afternoon a great treat. 





I stopped off to chat with Celia Smith, a young and innovative wire sculpturist who was encouraging festival goers to 'have a go' on her wire wall. 

Her wire puffins in particular really caught my eye. Celia runs wire workshops at the Twenty Twenty gallery for anyone wishing to take up this creative craft.





The festival ran several workshops throughout each day, one of which was Wire sculpture with MeganPlayers.






I enjoyed learning about Craftspace in the Talk Tipi, an organisation who use craft to reach out to refugee and migrant women in Brimingham.









Finally, there was a demonstration from veteran glass blower Margaret Burke, who made the process of creating a coloured glass bowl from utter scratch look easy!


A thoroughly enjoyable day out - many thanks to the organisers and see you next year!