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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.

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

Tremorfa, 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 ...

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 ...

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

Tremorfa, Cardiff

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

MY FIRST VENTURE INTO THE WORLD OF SELLING.

MY FIRST VENTURE INTO THE WORLD OF SELLING.

Beechwood, Newport

ON SATURDAY 19th OF DECEMBER I WILL BE TAKING MY FIRST TRIP TO A CRAFT FAIR WHERE I WILL BE SELLING AND NOT BROWSING OR BUYING. THIS WILL ...


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.