MEET OUR ARTISANS
The Dartmoor Artisan Trail links Dartmoor's finest artists and craftspeople. You can pop in to see them work, book for 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 for a small charge, we’ll set up an itinerary for you.
Learn how to create your own sign using traditional hand-lettering techniques.
Learn the art of working with unseasoned ‘green’ wood to make your own chair, stool, coat rack, rolling pin or even sword.
Good for: couples, families and groups of up to six people.
See sparks fly in a 150-year-old forge and learn how to make your own fire poker, toasting fork, letter opener, coat hook or barbecue butler.
Good for: couples, families with older children and groups of up to eight people.
Have a tour of an ethical shoemaker's workshop and learn how to make you keyring or bracelet from colourful leathers or vegan material.
Good for: couples and small groups
Tour one of the UK’s oldest working cider presses, visit the orchards and have a taste of the finished product.
Good for: couples and large groups
Learn how to restore your own picture frames
Learn how to weave an animal sculpture
Take an 'art walk' with a landscape painter
Learn how Stuart repairs furniture the traditional way
Tuition from the UK's only burial shroud maker.
Meet a spinner who breeds her own silk worms
Learn from a modern master.
Learn to make your own basket from willow and rush
Use Iron-Age techniques to make a wood bowl.
Make your own prints on a vintage press
Create something beautiful from cow hide
Take a tour of an ecological community farm
See how Jessie uses age-old techniques to tan
Learn how Penny creates her trademark pots
Design and make a Dartmoor-inspired ring
Create prints on the road in Anita's 'print bus'