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Arts and crafts in South Wales

South Wales has a population of around 1,388,000 and covers approximately 753 square miles. Here is a list of counties in South Wales: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, The Vale of Glamorgan, Torfaen.

Mythicalponez

Mythicalponez

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

I am an artist who creates unique, original art, mainly surreal, myth, fantasy and fairytale. Always colourful and pops. I have just started ...

Wooden Welshman

Wooden Welshman

Beechwood, Newport

Hi, I have been in engineering most of my working life. I have always had a keen interest in wood working. The last few years I have decided ...

Essence of Tranquility

Essence of Tranquility

Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent

I make and sell : - Felted Boots, Slippers, Felted soaps and acessories, Silk scarfs, Fairy wings, Fairy clothes, Needle felted Fairys, ...

Design Salad

Design Salad

Cardiff, Cardiff

We are artists and crafters who specialise in a number of fields. Original pastels of quirky ideas and cats and dogs, also watercolours ...

Kids 4 Kids

Kids 4 Kids

Cardiff Bay, The Vale of Glamorgan

KIDS4KIDS is an organisation which, working alongside our sister organisation, KidsWhoWrite, aid writers, especially younger ones in their ...

Candles In The City

Candles In The City

Whitchurch, Cardiff

Candles In The City is a small candle company founded in 2016 by Aislinn Millichip. Soy wax container candles are lovingly hand-poured ...

Ericas Ceramics

Ericas Ceramics

Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil

I make handmade pottery on the wheel, making mostly small pieces which are functional. I currently sell my work at craft fairs and markets ...

AllSewGood

AllSewGood

Llandaff, Cardiff

I design and create personalised embroidered items mainly for babies and toddlers but I also produce items aimed at grown-ups too. The ...

Gray Glass

Gray Glass

Pontypool, Torfaen

Hand made in Wales, we individually design using specialist fused glass methods with enamel powders, to produce spectacular and unique ...

GNR Designs

GNR Designs

Barry, The Vale of Glamorgan

We are a combination of Crafts known as GNR Designs. `GNR Designs is fairly new, run by a husband and wife team, Nick and Gail REES who ...

Jane Beebe

Jane Beebe

Rhiwbina, Cardiff

I initial trained in hot glass but more recently I have become fascinated by mirrors and developing a quirky range of giftware using flat ...

Beads2beads

Beads2beads

Penyrtheol, Caerphilly

For all your jewellery making needs ~ Sterling Silver Findings ~ Glass beads ~ Pendants ~ Seed beads ~ Gemstones ~ Swarovski ~ Plated findings ...

Christmas Crafts Galore

Christmas Crafts Galore

Cardiff, Cardiff

Well, Christmas is fast approaching and things are getting hectic in the Design Salad camp! Apart from wanting to have as much Chrismassy ...

Party

Party

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

I felt like painting some penguins going to a party so I did. Mr. P and his family are queuing to go to Mr and Mrs Claus Christmas party.... ...

Wedding Commission

Wedding Commission

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Heres my latest commission piece I did. Was given a list of the couples favourite things to do, music, hobbies, likes etc and created a ...

Let it Snow

Let it Snow

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

I recycled this one from the Drawvember challenge.as its another Let It Snow! I used watercolour paint, ink, metallic and white gel pen. ...

Holly and Ivy

Holly and Ivy

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

This was one of the prompts for Bad Apples 12 days. Holly and Ivy are winding the boy elves up by having a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe... ...

Bells

Bells

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

This was one of the prompts for Bad Apples 12 days. I decided to draw one of my cheeky elves for this prompt, covering her modesty finding ...

Stocking and Tree

Stocking and Tree

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

This was one of the prompts for Bad Apples 12 days. Oh dear, Jenny and Olivia have found The Clauss prosecco.....Jenny is wasted and ...

Reindeer

Reindeer

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

This was a prompt for day 6 for Bad Apples 12 days. I had another busy day so had to recycle a reindeer from Mab Graves December drawing ...

Gingerbread

Gingerbread

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

This was one of the prompts for Bad Apples 12 Days December 2016. I had to recycle this one as I had a busy day. I imagine there being ...

Nutcracker

Nutcracker

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Loved this prompt! I have adore the film Nutcracker, super festive and magical! Had loads of fun drawing this one!!! George has been ...

Starry Night

Starry Night

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

This was one of the prompts for Bad Apples 12 days. The fairies are gathering round to decorate Mrs. Claus tree in the garden! Its a beautiful ...

Candy Cane

Candy Cane

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

This was Day 2 prompt for Bad Apples 12 days. I decided on a naughty elf trying out one of Santas Cane tickets for the sleigh! Naughty ...

Wreath

Wreath

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Wreath is the first prompt for Bad Apples 12 Days leading upto Christmas. The fairies are rushing around decorating Mr and Mrs Claus house! ...

Let it Snow

Let it Snow

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

This was the final prompt for Art It Up With Friends November 2016 hosted by Pabkins and Bad Alice. The elves are excited and bustling ...

Survivor

Survivor

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Survivor was one of the prompts for Art It Up With Friends November 2016 hosted by Pabkins and Bad Alice. She stopped for 5 minutes, sat ...

Lucky

Lucky

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Lucky was one of the prompts for Art It Up With Friends November 2016 hosted by Pabkins and Bad Alice. Feeling lucky tonight? Come on ...

Curiosity Cabinet

Curiosity Cabinet

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

This was one of the prompts for Art It Up With Friends November 2016, hosted by Pabkins and Bad Alice. Cabinets of Curiosities were encyclopedic ...

Narwhal

Narwhal

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Narwhal was a prompt for the January Art Challenge 2016 hosted by Kira Nichols. Unicorns are magical creatures by myth roaming undiscovered ...

Hook

Hook

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Hook was one of the prompts for January Art Challenge 2016, hosted by Kira Nichols. An old fisherman sat on a hot summers day at his ...

Abercynon Community Primary

Abercynon Community Primary

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Had a lovely time at this Xmas fair yesterday. Lovely little school, sold frames of my ORIGINALS, framed prints and greeting cards. Will ...

Zombie Cow

Zombie Cow

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

4 legged animal was a prompt for a January Art Challenge 2016 hosted by Kira Nichols. I decided on a zombie cow. This little moo found ...

Moon

Moon

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Moon was one of the prompts for Art It Up With Friends November 2016, hosted by Pabkins and Bad Alice. She longed for her grandfather ...

Robot

Robot

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Robot was one of the prompts for Art It Up With Friends November 2016, hosted by Pabkins and Bad Alice. Ruby Robot has lived in the toy ...

Hearts Desire

Hearts Desire

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Hearts Desire was a prompt for Art It Up With Friends November 2016, hosted by Pabkins and Bad Alice. All the new maidens wait patiently, ...


Peter Prendergast

(Born 1946 in Abertridwr in Caerphilly), Painting

Winner of the Nettleship Prize for Figure Painting in 1967, Prendergast was thought of as one of the leading Welsh landscape painters.

Leslie Thomas

(Born 1931 in Newport in Newport), Fiction

Leslie Thomas was a British author who wrote many novels and is particularly well known for his comic novel The Virgin Soldiers. In December 2004 he was made officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature.

Frank Vining

(Born 1924 in Aberfan in Merthyr Tydfil), Pottery and ceramics

Known as an influential teacher of pottery. He produced modernist stoneware which was exhibited during 1961- 1968. His pottery is represented in the National Museum Cardiff and Aberystwyth University.

Christopher Williams

(Born 1873 in Maesteg in Bridgend), Painting

Welsh artist Christopher Williams often painted large canvases, requiring venues of sufficient size to exhibit them. The subject matter he chose generally included themes of interest to him, such as Welsh heritage and identity, as in his painting Cymru’n Deffro (Wales Awakes in English).

William Henry Davies

(Born 1871 in Pillgwenlly in Newport), Poetry

Also known as W.H.Davies, he was a Welsh poet and writer. Spending a large part of his life as a tramp in the UK and the USA, his main topic was based on lifes hardship and his experiences as a tramp. He also wrote poems based on his love of nature. One of his notable works was The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp.

Goscombe John

(Born 1860 in Canton in Cardiff), Sculpture

An excellent sculptor of public monuments like the statue of David Lloyd George in Caernarfon.