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Welcome to DAN

Devon Artist Network (DAN) is a membership organisation set up to promote the visual arts and create opportunities for artists and makers in Devon.

DAN was established in 2004 and is a non-profit making organisation initiating a range of projects across the county including the well established Devon Open Studios (DOS) event that runs annually in September.

Featured Artist: Peter du Feu
After turning what must have been the worlds thickest, heaviest and most badly finished bowl whilst at school, plus a couple of quite respectable table lamps, skills lay dormant for a good 30 years, until turning restarted with a surprise visit from Father Christmas with a lathe in his sack, or was it from my wife - obviously for good behaviour, or perhaps to keep me out of her hair!
  
Amidst a busy career and home life, skills and style have slowly developed over the years, and whilst early work often centered around articles turned from green wood, (i.e. recently felled), latterly more work has emerged based upon laminated forms, usually built up from a variety of different woods. Much of this in the form of table lamps, where coloured veneer and small pieces of contrasting wood, such as ebony and yellow varnish wood all add to the interest.

Wherever possible wood is reclaimed, with discarded furniture, timber from building work, offcuts from larger woodworkers, together with fallen timber, all being common sources. Reclaimed wood often has unique features, some might say defects, such as rusty nail holes and so forth, which all add to the interest.

I can often be found at craft markets and usually demonstrate woodturning at Pennywell Farm on Thursdays during school holidays.
Forthcoming Events
 DAN Events for 2014

 Wednesday, 18 June 2014

DAN's Events Calendar has been brought up to date - any additional events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.

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 KIGBEARE STUDIOS & GALLERY

 Tuesday, 09 December 2014

Okehampton 

Studio/workshop to let in the New Year

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