DARTMOOR'S ARTISANS


The Dartmoor Artisan Trail links Dartmoor's finest artists and craftspeople. Pop in to see them work, book into watch a demonstration, or have a go yourself on one of their mini-workshops.  Set up your own trail by contacting the artisans directly through their pages below, or ask us to set up an itinerary for you. 

THE BLACKSMITH

See sparks fly in a 150-year-old forge. 

THE CIDER MAKER

Taste cider made in a 350-year-old oak press.

THE WOODWORKER

Learn from a modern master.

THE FELT MAKER

Tuition from the UK's only burial shroud maker.

THE WOODTURNER

Use Iron-Age techniques to make a wood bowl.

THE PAINTER

Take an 'art walk' with landscape painter Sophie

THE HIDE TANNER

See how Jessie uses age-old techniques to tan

THE JEWELLERY MAKER

Design and make a Dartmoor-inspired ring

THE TEXTILE DESIGNER

Meet a spinner who breeds her own silk worms.

THE PRINTMAKER

Make your own print on a vintage press.

THE SHOEMAKER

Have a tour of an ethical shoemaker's workshop

THE DAIRY FARMER

Help out on an organic goat farm

THE POTTER

Learn how Penny creates her trademark pots

THE WEAVER

Visit a basket maker's own willow beds.

THE LEATHER WORKER

Create something beautiful from cow hide.

THE FARMER

Take a tour of an ecological community farm

THE TRAVELLING ARTIST

Create prints on the road in Anita's 'print bus'

THE UPHOLSTERER

Watch Stuart repair furniture the traditional way