Bellacouche will be at The Green Maker Initiative selling Selvedge Peonies, offcuts, small creations and generally promoting the concept of “soil-to-soil” making!

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We are very excited to announce that on Saturday 19 February 2022 we will be taking over the Mill here at MAKE Southwest (formerly the Devon Guild of Craftsmen) for our first ever Green Maker Initiative Event! Running 11am – 5pm, in the main, Jubilee Gallery [downstairs] and the workshops/events space [upstairs], this exciting event will include informative stands on local and community environmental causes, an exhibition from MAKE Southwest Member, Julia Manning on the theme of climate emergency, live creative demos, talks, workshops, the launch of a materials exchange, and a Perfectly Imperfect sale.

Special guests include Climate Emergency Bovey & Heathfield (CEBH), Precious Plastics Plymouth & Tavistock, The Wood Lab, Low Carbon Devon / University of Plymouth, and Mend Assembly.

The Perfectly Imperfect Sale

In a bid to try and reduce waste in the creative industries we are very pleased to announce that we will also be hosting a ‘Perfectly Imperfect sale’.
Everyone knows the ethos behind the ‘wonky veg’ for sale in supermarkets; just because they don’t look as perfect doesn’t make them any less tasty. Well, it’s the same for craft; just because there’s an air bubble in the glaze, or a stray stitch, or a scuff on the leather, doesn’t mean it is any less beautiful or practical! It’s all part of the charm of buying handmade.
Often makers don’t feel they can sell their imperfect items because they don’t reach their standards, which often means these items will end up in the bin. We want to help lift the stigma that these ‘seconds’ aren’t good enough and provide a space where makers can find customers who appreciate the beauty in the wobbles and the bumps.

Jubilee Gallery & Events Space,

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