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 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.
Tour a basket maker's willow beds.
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'