SHAF Arts Trail - 2023:

We are pleased to announce that 75 artists will take part in this year's Arts Trail!

The brochures are ready and being distributed, posters and signage are going up, artists are preparing work and we can't wait for October 14th to come around! NEW THIS YEAR: Some artists are organising demonstrations and workshops! Book today! (See details on page 5 of the brochure or see full further down this page).

Follow SHAF on social media for continued updates on what's on during the event. 
For any Arts Trail enquiries, please email

Please also note some LAST MINUTE CHANGES to openings and locations on the Arts Trail:

VENUE n.16 will only be open on the following dates - Saturday 14 October, Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October and Satuday 28 October. (see updated digital brochure below).

VENUE n.28 has been seperated to n.28a Peter Lanyon and Toby Hodges at The Devon Green Wood Centre and n.28b Shirley Kirkaldy and Shirley Fleming, The Cote, Membland (see updated digital brochure below).

VENUE n.9 has moved to the Market Hall (see updated digital brochure below).

VENUE n.25 is no longer exhibiting (see updated digital brochure below).

VENUE n.11 is no longer Sunday 29 October. She will be open as advertised on other dates.

The Arts Trail Brochure:


The SHAF Arts Trail provides an opportunity for visitors to view and buy work directly from the makers. Visitors discover paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, lampshades, mosaics, hand-turned wooden items and furniture, felt, paper and textile art, photography, basketry, printmaking and much more.

SHAF artists taking part in the Trail work and exhibit in a wide variety of venues: some work on their kitchen tables, others in purpose-built studios; some work alone, others in an artists’ collective. Visitors will find artists exhibiting in their homes and studios, in galleries, exhibition halls, hotels and pubs. Following the Arts Trail provides visitors with a wonderful opportunity to explore the glorious South Hams and discover places they never knew existed.

The Arts Trail Brochure provides ‘at a glance’ information to help visitors plan their route: a map of the area shows where all participating artists may be found, and venues are listed for easy reference; Venue Opening Dates and Times are listed, as well as artists by name, their venue and the page on which they appear in the brochure. This enables visitors on the trail of specific artists to locate them easily.‚Äč

Following the Arts Trail enables visitors to discover the latest works of their favourite artists ... and find new artists and types of artwork to add to their ‘favourites’ list. SHAF hopes all visitors to the Arts Trail will have a wonderful time and will take the opportunity to drop in for a delicious lunch or cream tea at one of the cafes, hotels, pubs and restaurants advertised in the brochure.

Workshops & Demonstrations during the Arts Trail 2023 NEW!

*Note: Contact each artist individually to book

At VENUE n.8 Jill Mottram (p15) 
17th and 24th October,10-11.30/12.00, £50pp (materials & snack included)
Limited to 6 p. Booking before required. Contact:

25th October, 11am - 5pm, £10 a pot, prebook time 07833 471 563

At VENUE n.21 Susan Luker (p23) RAKU DAY (Fire a pot, pot provided)
19th October, 11am - 5pm, £25 a pot, prebook time 07779 923 502

19th, 25th, 26th October. All day demos + Make a Silver Ring or a pair of Silver stud earrings. No experience required. £25pp for 1h 30min. session. Booking required. Contact:

At VENUE n.15 Susan Bradshaw (p19) AUTUMN LEAVES Taster session, make a leaf in needlelace - no experience required. Sat. 21th 11-13h, Friday 27th 11-13h / 13.30-15.30h. Max 5 people. £25pp. Includes materials. Booking required Contact:

At VENUE n.15 Ann Burnham (p19) TASTER LINOCUT WORKSHOP Design a single bloc, cut and print exploring colours. Beginners welcome. Fri 20th, Sat 21st, Sat 28th 13.30-15.30h. £25pp. Tools + materials included. Booking required. Contact:

For beginners. Create a plate and make prints. Wed 18th, Tue 24th. 10.30 -16.00h £30pp including tools, materials and refreshments. Booking essential. Contact:

At VENUE n.16 Steve Robinson (p18) GLASS FUSING WITH ENAMELS Taster class. Make your own 20cm decorative tile. All abilities. Amended date Mon 16th. 6-8pm £70pp. All materials included. Book online:

SHAF Arts Trail Sponsors 2023

- Avon Mill Garden Centre -

- Hope Cove Gallery -

- Tin Fish Framing -

- Devon Artisan Hub -

- Sue Carr porcelain & Susan Luker Ceramics - /

- Colourbridge -

- Leading Edge Framing -

- Dartmouth Self-storage -

- Stokeley Farm Shop -

- Cider Press Gallery -

- AD Framing Studio -

- Artist Julianna Depledge -