See and Do Category: Shopping and Markets

Steve Robinson Glass

Learn the wonderful art of glass fusing. Take home a unique souvenir to remember your visit by. Award winning artist, Steve Robinson, shares his tricks of the trade in a workshop designed for all abilities - no experience required. Evening taster classes and full day workshops. Expert tuition and all materials provided. Winner of the Gold Prize for Glass in the ‘craft&design’ magazine awards, Steve Robinson is an established fused glass artist and designer whose work is instantly recognisable and collected world-wide. A pioneer in the use of glass enamels, Steve has developed specialist techniques to create pieces bursting with texture and vibrancy. Seascapes and coastal colours inspire much of Steve's unique work, from bowls and small collectable pieces through to wall hangings, splashbacks and larger-scale features. Commissions undertaken. Visitors welcome by appointment.

The Timehouse

"achingly beautiful" The New York Times. The Timehouse takes you on an epic journey from 1940's Marrakech to 1970's chic! Set within the intriguing labyrinth of the 18th century buildings of The Timehouse, this four dimensional installation is a fusion of art, music and film that will engage all the senses to fascinate and beguile inquisitive minds of all ages. Artist and Multi Award Winning Film and Television Creative Director JC Lafferty has created a fully immersive experience that has quickly become the TripAdvisor No1 'must see' attraction in the area and Top 10 Art Museums in the whole UK. Over 12,000 national and international visitors have already enjoyed this surprising wonderland which lies beyond the humble shop frontage of The Timehouse shop. See the amazing reviews on Trip Advisor.

White Space

White Space Art is the longest established gallery on the Fore Street in the historic market town of Totnes . It exhibits fine art by renowned local and national artists, such as Sarah Bowman and Breon O’Casey. A small, but beautifully formed gallery, White Space exhibits an excellent selection of paintings, prints, sculpture, jewellery and ceramics. Mostly southwest artists, but not exclusively. White Space Art also exhibits at several art fairs.

the bowie gallery

the bowie gallery is a well-established art gallery in Totnes, having shown a good range of contemporary art since 2008. Situated in the High street, a stone’s throw from the market place, you will find paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery, mostly from artists who have a strong connection with the South West, as well as often national and international profiles. These include Michael Honnor, Lucianne Lassalle, Thorie Hinds, James Stewart, Rosie Sanders and Sarah Gillespie. The gallery also shows a collection of chairs, under the banner arseart! www.arseart.com. Most works are available to purchase under the arts council supported OWNart scheme – interest-free over 10 months. Open TUESDAY – SATURDAY 10-4 and Mondays by appointment, this little gallery is well worth a visit.

Colony

An independent womenswear boutique situated on Totnes High Street that has gained a reputation since launching in 2015 as a fun and inspiring shopping experience. Colony offers cool, contemporary clothing and accessories by both emerging and established designers. With an emphasis on a super-friendly customer service, the carefully considered edit in-store and on-line blends great design, affordability and clothing to suit a modern lifestyle. OPEN Monday – Saturday10am – 5pm, (5.30pm Friday & Saturday) You can also find us on Instagram.

China Blue

Step into our home accessories store and experience the excitement of entering Aladdin's cave. Visit the Ceramic Studio and make all your creative dreams come true. Our Ceramic Studio is the largest of its kind in the South West and offers a fantastic range of pottery to choose from.

Exhausted from all that shopping? Then come and let your hair down and chill out in our deliciously cool and tempting cafe and outdoor patio. Enjoy the best fresh coffee in the West or simply indulge yourself with a glass of wine or freshly squeezed orange juice while you browse through our complimentary newspapers.

Visit our Seconds and special offers area with genuine discounts on store and designer lines.

Town Market

The independent shops and markets in Totnes are pivotal to the town and have a reputation as some of the best and most unusual in Devon. The general market takes place on Friday and Saturday throughout the year and is held on the Civic Square, just off High Street in the centre of the town. Here you can buy anything from vintage boxes to fresh fi sh from a fishmonger. A collectables and flea market also takes place in the Civic Hall, above the Square, on Fridays. The early bird bags the best market bargains! Seed, food and clothes ‘swap’ events can also take place. One of the best places to try the delicious delights of what Totnes and the surrounding area has to offer is at the Totnes Good Food Sunday Market. Held on the 3rd Sunday of each month throughout the year, this award winning market has a reputation for offering a wide range of quality produce from dozens of local producers. Whether you’re looking for a tasty souvenir to take home or a unique gift, there’s plenty to keep your taste buds happy. There is no better place to talk food, taste food and buy food! totnesgoodfood.co.uk.

Sharpham Vineyard & Cheese Dairy

Classic English wines are produced at Sharpham vineyard as a result of a happy marriage of soil, climate and grape variety known as terroir, and nature has bestowed her gifts freely upon us here at Sharpham. In the winery, we employ both New World and traditional techniques to best develop our unique regional characteristics. Our tally of International Awards confirms our position as one of England's foremost quality wine producers. We invite you to visit, sample, and make up your own minds about our fine English wine. Quality, taste and excellence are the enduring hallmarks of our award-winning range of English cheeses. We combine meticulous attention to hygiene with traditional methods including cutting, moulding and turning, all performed entirely by hand. Our cheese dairy provides you with the chance to look in on the making areas and follow the process from start to finish.

The Shops at Dartington

The Shops at Dartington, set within the grounds of the Dartington Estate, is rich with history and remains as popular now as it has ever been. With a selection of 15 shops and restaurants, there’s good reason why this one-stop shopping village has been a much-loved family destination for over four decades. Here, you’ll find a vibrant food hall dedicated to regional food and drink, a kitchen shop for the latest gadgets, inspiring objets d’art crafts to include a wool shop, Dartington handmade crystal and glassware, a gallery, fashion beauty gallery, a treasure trove of toys and games, and two tempting cafes spilling out onto the pedestrianised pavement and garden. Book a pottery class for a hands-on experience or check out the calendar of family events. With plenty of parking available, there is something for everyone. While you’re here, the Dartington Estate is a lively day-out for kids and adults alike with beautiful gardens, the historic Deer Park, an all-natural wild play area, a range of bookable workshops, not to mention picturesque walks across the estate. Open 7 days a week - Monday - Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm and Sundays 10am-5pm. Visit our website www.dartington.org/ships, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news, competitions and offers.

Firefly

Firefly, at the top of Totnes high street is a family business. Started from scratch making jewellery from shells on Greek beaches. Now a mini emporium selling a bright and beautiful array of ethnically inspired fashion ware, accessories, jewellery, homewares, luscious textiles and much more. Literally something for everyone whatever your age or taste. Firefly a rare gem, a beautiful place to shop!