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

HANDLOOM WEAVER

See textiles come to life in this living museum

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 FORAGING CHEF

Learn to forage with a Michelin-starred chef 

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

THE WILLOW ARTIST

Watch Katherine create a lifesize animal