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Arts and crafts in Wales

Wales has a population of around 3,059,000 and covers approximately 7,990 square miles. Here is a list of regions in Wales: Mid Wales, Mid West Wales, North Wales, South East Wales, South Wales, South West Wales.

itsAlchemy

itsAlchemy

Denbigh, Denbighshire

As a textile designer with a passion for pretty and unusual patterned old china I decided to apply a little creative thinking to my china ...

Bead Supermarket

Bead Supermarket

Caersws, Powys

We sell beads, findings and lots more interesting bits and bobs. We are mainly an internet based business, but often go out to village ...

Craftyglassgifts

Craftyglassgifts

Penycae, Swansea

I have been interested in fused glass art for years and after taking classes in Canada and the UK I was looking for a hobby so I decided ...

Tree Bee Apothecary

Tree Bee Apothecary

Hawarden, Flintshire

Artisans creating handmade bath and aromatherapy products, using natural and environmentally responsible methods. We produce pure, natural ...

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, ...

Quay Woodcrafts

Quay Woodcrafts

Connahs Quay, Flintshire

After retiring from teaching I resolved to return to wood turning, a pastime which I had not practised for some 50 years. I like many of ...

Lea and the Pups Art

Lea and the Pups Art

Deeside, Flintshire

I am an artist how works from home and produces art prints. With the help of my dogs, I paint using a digital pen display tablet and all ...

dalfamau

dalfamau

Mold, Flintshire

Hand painted wooden gifts mostly seasonal with or without personalisation and additional embellishments

Lucy Bowman Jewels

Lucy Bowman Jewels

Caergeiliog, Isle of Anglesey

I work primarily with silver, creating pieces that echo the brutalist and organic nature of the landscape around where I live in North ...

Carols Craft And Design

Carols Craft And Design

Abergele, Conwy

My real passion is vintage style fair isle knitwear using British pure wool yarn, My all time favourites are Shetland, Jacob, and Blue ...

Willow and Ash Creative Crafts

Willow and Ash Creative Crafts

Ruthin, Denbighshire

Willow and Ash Creative Crafts is a new, small business based in North Wales, offering an ever increasing range of hand made/decorated ...

The Meadow Craft Workshop

The Meadow Craft Workshop

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

I make a range of items from Traditional Wood Spirit “Green Man” faces to small items of wood jewellery, all with a touch of Celtic tradition. ...

The Random Candle Company

The Random Candle Company

Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham

Refuse single use plastics and reuse everything else! To reduce my environmental impact I use 100 percent soy wax, bought from sustainable ...

Sunshine and Silage

Sunshine and Silage

Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire

Sunshine and silage is a home run business in the quant countryside of Pembrokeshire, located on a family smallholding which produce pedigree ...

Tallis Moon Studios

Tallis Moon Studios

Southampton, Gwynedd

I found felting a few years back when I lost my dog to cancer, I was inspired by the use of wool and the needle felt technique, to create ...

Abermaw Quilting and Crafting

Abermaw Quilting and Crafting

Barmouth, Gwynedd

Hi my name is Ingrid. Owner of Abermaw Quilting and crafting. We sell everything you need for your quilting and crafting hobbies. Fabric, ...

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 ...

Arts In My Heart

Arts In My Heart

Rhosddu, Wrexham

Im Sarah-Jane and I work together with my mum, Dawn, to create unique one off pieces of art, consisting of wet and needle felted items, ...

Crochet Corner

Crochet Corner

Colwyn Bay, Conwy

Hand made crochet items with a broad scope of clothing and accessories to home ware goods such as decor items and also toys.

Silver Lining Designs

Silver Lining Designs

Mold, Flintshire

Silver Lining Designs is dedicated to creating pieces that are Hypoallergenic 100 percent Nickel and Lead Free. We have removed all traces ...

Polypaa

Polypaa

Castle, Swansea

I started making earrings as a hobby just in September 2018. And just a few weeks in to it I decided to put my passion into sales! My craft ...

Richmond Pens

Richmond Pens

Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire

I make fountain, roller-ball and ball-point pens in wood and acrylic, I also make polymer clay pens and resin coated pens I have been making ...

Apicare

Apicare

Ruthin, Denbighshire

An award winning range of natural skincare rich in plant oils and butters all with lashings of UMF15+ Active Manuka Honey. Fabulous for ...

Glow Beanie

Glow Beanie

Llanfairfechan, Conwy

GlowBeanie design and create glow in the dark beanie hats and other accessories. Using a yarn with a reflective thread running through ...

Handmade by Caroline

Handmade by Caroline

Rhyl, Denbighshire

Hand sewn soft furnishings, childrens clothing and accessories. Specialising in personalised items such as bunting and patchwork nursery ...

Gilbert Pictures

Gilbert Pictures

Colwyn bay, Conwy

Award winning illustrator producing prints in high quality limited editions and a new and unique range of backlit images, landscapes and ...

Gwens Embroidery

Gwens Embroidery

Bradley, Wrexham

I add personalised embroidery to clothing for leasure or work, I enjoy using highly detailed designs to give a realistic look, in a way ...

Lets Make This Precious

Lets Make This Precious

Holywell, Flintshire

Bespoke Handmade jewellery and gifts. Made to order so that each is unique to you. Items include leatherwork, papercraft, metalwork and ...

toomanyhobbies24

toomanyhobbies24

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

I have been a crafter for most of my life and enjoy the whole process of gathering materials and combining them into something that can ...

Liz Bourne

Liz Bourne

Welshpool, Powys

I make cushions, door stops, childrens things, quilts, headbands, all manner of fabric creations. At Xmas I make Advent Calendars which ...

Amethyst Mon

Amethyst Mon

Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey

Handmade items made on Holy Island of the Isle of Anglesey. These Items are made with love in the workroom at the rear of the house.

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 ...

Tips and advice for exhibitors

Tips and advice for exhibitors

Tal Y Bont, Conwy

Tips and Advice for Exhibitors. Booking: 1. Event organisers have to plan ahead. All event organisers need to know how much income an ...

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 ...

New Gallery Collection and Christmas Open Day

New Gallery Collection and Christmas Open Day

Denbigh, Denbighshire

I am thrilled that itsAlchemy jewellery will now be on display at The Creative Recycling Gallery on beech Rd in Manchester. ItsAlchemy ...

October Fest

October Fest

Denbigh, Denbighshire

It is wonderful @altrinchammkt today. Lots of new stalls, nearly full it is totally buzzing. I can feel the vibe changing as we head towards ...

Altrincham Market Tuesday Aug 9th

Altrincham Market Tuesday Aug 9th

Denbigh, Denbighshire

The stalls surrounding me today at Altrincham Market. I have already ordered fresh seasonal Mackerel for supper and a dressed crab for ...

Black and White Jewellery glass and lace.

Black and White Jewellery glass and lace.

Denbigh, Denbighshire

I have felt inspired over the last fortnight. The black and white patterned china from my collection has appealed to my senses. I have ...

Commission

Commission

Denbigh, Denbighshire

Just been given this pretty China at Altrincham market. Its a commission for a cuff and personalised locket which will have China one side ...

Conwy China treasure

Conwy China treasure

Denbigh, Denbighshire

New jewellery on display today at Altrincham market. The tall cuff with Lilies on is made from China found on Conwy beach. This area was ...

New china bracelets

New china bracelets

Denbigh, Denbighshire

New bracelets ready for @altrinchammkt today. They look as good as sweets in a sweet shop dont they? One of these has already sold and ...

Altrincham Market

Altrincham Market

Denbigh, Denbighshire

Look at the sights surrounding me at @altrinchammkt today. Flowers everywhere, silver jewellery @mayflyjewellery , flowers @chloerobinsondesigns ...

ItsAlchemy at Altrincham Market

ItsAlchemy at Altrincham Market

Denbigh, Denbighshire

I am finally set up at Altrincham Market in Manchester What a wonderful vibe, I am surrounded by the smells of freshly brewed coffee and ...

Back with a spring in my step.

Back with a spring in my step.

Denbigh, Denbighshire

Summer has finally arrived in the Vale of Clwyd, touching the brave heads of the tender Bluebells with flickers of warm sunshine. I am ...

Making Pretty Things for Christmas

Making Pretty Things for Christmas

Caersws, Powys

Well, my Christmas is well under way. I just love making pretty jewellery with extra sparkle at this time of year and musing about the ...


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.

John Royden Maddox

(Born 1925 in Penllergaer in Swansea), Nonfiction

An honorary member of the Royal Society, Maddox wrote a number of works on science. Most recently published was What Remains to Be Discovered,other works include Beyond the Energy Crisis, The Doomsday Syndrome and Revolution in Biology.

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.

Kyffin Williams

(Born 1918 in Llangefni in Isle of Anglesey), Painting

Sir John Kyffin Williams painted landscapes which are now exhibited in major art collections and is considered to be the most important Welsh artist of the twentieth century.

Doris Hare MBE

(Born 1905 in Bargoed in Monmouthshire), Theatre

She is perhaps best known for playing the mum of Butler from On the Buses. She was acting in film between 1934 and 1995. However, she way also a successful West End and Broadway stage actress.

Angus McBean

(Born 1904 in Newbridge in Monmouthshire), Photography

Known as a photographer who was a photo-surrealism pioneer. He photographed many music and film stars including Laurence Olivier, Vivienne Leigh and The Beatles.

Nina Hamnett

(Born 1890 in Tenby in Pembrokeshire), Painting

Her work was exhibited at The Royal Academy London and Salon dAutomne Paris. She was painted and sculpted by many artists.

Hedd Wyn

(Born 1887 in Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd), Poetry

Hedd Wyn who was born Ellis Humphrey Evans was a Welsh language poet. He was influenced by romantic poetry and took his bardic name (Hedd Wyn) which in Welsh means blessed peace. He was killed at Pilckem Ridge, Ypres during the First World War and was posthumously awarded the Bards chair in 1917.

Joan Howson

(Born 1885 in Flintshire in Flintshire), Stained glass

Joan Howson was a British stained glass artist of the arts and crafts movement.

Gwendolen Mary John

(Born 1876 in Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire), Painting. Sculpture

Gwendolen Mary John, Welsh artist, was known for her portrait work and also modelled for sculptor Auguste Rodin.

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.

Lewis Morris

(Born 1833 in Carmarthen in Carmarthenshire), Poetry

As well as being a politician and academic he was also a popular and well known poet. He was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1895.

Simon Yorke

(Born 1743 in Erddig in Wrexham), Nonfiction

A writer who focused on genealogy.

Richard Wilson

(Born 1714 in Penegoes in Powys), Painting

The Welsh artist Richard Wilson was one of Britains earliest landscape painters.