Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Ruby Country is full of innovative people making interesting and useful items. Ruby Country is proud to be working in partnership with these businesses and we truly hope you are able to support these people and all the others making inspiring things

lucy turmaine

Lucy Turmaine, Fairways, Patchacott, Beaworthy. EX21 5AR  Tel: 01409 221 136

Lucy Turmaine is a professional artist, based in Ruby Country specialising in animal portraiture and paintings. Lucy has been receiving commissions for her pastel portraits for over 30 years, starting at the tender age of 13. On leaving school, Lucy trained as a saddler at Keith Luxford’s Teddington workshop, though her pastels were still close at hand ! In 1993 Lucymoved to Devon with her family – human, canine & equine – and resurrected her art career. Lucy pecialise in animal portraits in pastel, graphite & oil.


Virworthy Fine Furniture, Virworthy Farm, Sutcombe, Holsworthy. EX22 7PQ  Tel: 01409 241 033

My aim is to handcraft unique pieces of furniture that will capture those elusive qualities you won’t find in mass produced pieces.  I endeavour to create high quality furniture that you will be proud to own and that will become part of the family. I prefer to work using traditional methods and tools and aim to use wood from a local sustainable source.


The Little Wool Company, Beaworthy, Devon. Tel: 01409 221 699

TheLittle Wool Company produces yarn from their own Alpacas in Ruby Country and also stock a huge range of knitting wools for sale on line.

baby name

Kate Garrett, Baby Name Pictures, Venn Cottage, Black Torrington, Beaworthy. EX21 5QB  Tel: 01409 231 156

Handpainted personalised name paintings by North Devon artist Kate Garrett. A piece of original artwork painted in watercolours and ink, that will be treasured for a lifetime.

the bead cellar

The Bead Cellar, Broad Street, Black Torrington, Beaworthy. EX21 5PT  Tel: 01409 231 442

Stockists of wide range of Czech Glass and gemstones, beads and findings and tools. Opening hours, Thur 10am – 8pm, Frid and Sat 10am – 5pm

david savage

David Savage, Fine Furniture Maker, Rowden Workshops, Shebbear. EX21 5RE  Tel: 01409 281 579

David Savage is a bespoke furniture designer and maker with over 30 years experience. Here at Rowden Farm woodworking Atelier we offer professional standard woodworking courses and furniture design courses at our internationally renowned woodworking school, as well as designing and making bespoke luxury furniture.


craft retreats

Creative Course Retreats, Little Dinworthy, Bradworthy, Holsworthy, EX22 7QX  Tel: 01409 335 007

Come and enjoy a ‘get away from it all’ experience on one of our Traditional or Contemporary Country Craft, Rural Skills weekends.

Goldrays Artisan, 12 Chapel Street, Holsworthy. EX22 6AY. Tel. 01409 478367

Selling works of art by local artists and craftspersons including jewellery, paintings, hand made teddy bears, ceramics and much more


Wenmai Crafts, Lower Priestacott House, Ashwater, Beaworthy. EX21 5EL. Tel: 01409 211 262

Wenmai Crafts,Hand crafted gifts,home of the Cozy throw, keepsake quilts & many other handmade crafts.,machine embroidered kids clothes and work wear now available,shop open Tuesdays 10am-3pm

craft fusion

Craft Fusion Ltd, 5 Tamar Business Units, Dobles Lane Ind. Estate, Holsworthy. EX22 6HL  Tel: 01409 254 333

Craft Fusion fused and kiln formed art glass is designed and created by leading Cornish glass artist Gregg Anston-Race, whose work has inspired many other artists working in fused glass. The glass that Gregg produces at the Craft Fusion studio echo’s the rich colours of his native Cornish home and glistens with the clear light that has always drawn artist to this part of the country. Gregg also incorporates in some of his work the natural minerals that are formed deep in the ground in Cornwall which helped to create its rich mining history.


Ruby Country Partnership is pleased to be supporting these businesses and would like to support more. If you are interested in working with Ruby Country Partnership to develop and promote your business please contact us at Holsworthy Information Centre on 01409 254185 or email us at



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