Events & Visitors

Events and Crafts at Afonwen Antique Centre
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Please telephone for details of more demonstrations and exhibitions. We have a continuous calendar of events throughout the year. If you are a local artist or crafts person and wish to display and demonstrate at the centre please contact Janet or Adrian.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 to 5.30

Telephone centre : 01352 720965

Restaurant : 01352 720797

Events diary

February

14th & 15th February
Huw returns with his wonderful drawings, all drawn by Huw using pen & ink.
16th & 17th February
Marie has many interesting items in her collection of unique and handmade statues, and silk and gemstone jewellery, plus her one of a kind sculptures, original artwork and limited edition prints.
20th & 21st February
The girls will be working together at their wonderful crafts, with Elaine having tasteful and quirky handmade jewellery and gifts, and Helen has some fabulous handmade curtains, blinds and soft furnishings. Both ladies are happy to take commissions, and chat about any requirements you may have.
23rd & 24th February
Linda uses hot wax, alongside special paper, to create her fantasy pictures, bookmarks and more. All proceeds to Brain Tumour Trust and Walton Neurological Hospital.
26th & 27th February
This will be Nia's first visit to the centre, and she uses natural dye to print beautiful patterns onto silk items. Nia also has some lovely textile framework, and will be busy working both these days.
28th February
The girls have a fabulous collection of handmade jewellery, bags, and much more, with their jewellery being made from Resin, glass and some braided.

March

1st March
Trevor with his hand weaved scarves. Trevor will have various looms with him and will be working while here. Come and have a go as well.
2nd March
Charlotte will be running another of her painting workshops today, where you can bring a small item of your own furniture, and learn how to paint using chalk paint. ( Brushes and Paint supplied on the day) and the cost of the workshop is £50.00 and starts at 10.30 to 3.30pm Please book with Charlotte Direct on 07803313278 or email COUNTRYCOMMISSIONS@GMAIL.COM
3rd March
Gill returns with her lovely acrylic paintings, featuring coastal scenes and landscapes. Gill has a strong and bold style to her work capturing a scene beautifully.
5th March
Gill returns with her lovely acrylic paintings, featuring coastal scenes and landscapes. Gill has a strong and bold style to her work capturing a scene beautifully.
6th March
John is a wonderful watercolour artist, who has travelled the world, and paints from his experiences. John will be holding a paint workshop, on his return to the centre in April.
7th & 8th March
Sandra has some wonderful handmade pieces of Eco silver jewellery, which she has cut, hammered and twisted to create her lovely collection of jewellery. Sandra will be busy at work both these days, and is happy to stop and chat.
9th & 10th March
Thelma has been one of our local artists for many years now, and has a very delicate style to her work, which consists of many paintings on canvas of flowers, coastal scenes and more. Thelma is always very willing to stop and chat, and will be busy painting both these days.
12th March
Angela has a large and very varied collection of handmade greetings cards, which cover most occasions, with many being able to be boxed if wished.
13th March
Natalie has many quirky and wonderful drawings, with many being based around character imagery and hand lettering. Natalie is able to take commissions, such as pet portraits, and is happy to discuss any ideas you may have.
14th & 15th March
Huw has some very interesting drawings, which he has drawn using pen and ink, and are mostly of transport, animals and places of interest. Huw is also able to carry out commissions, with pets being a very popular subject.
16th & 17th March
Marie has many interesting items in her collection of unique and handmade statues, and silk and gemstone jewellery, plus her one of a kind sculptures, original artwork and limited edition prints.
20th & 21st March
The girls will be working together at their wonderful crafts, with Elaine having tasteful and quirky handmade jewellery and gifts, and Helen has some fabulous handmade curtains, blinds and soft furnishings. Both ladies are happy to take commissions, and chat about any requirements you may have.
22nd March
Kay has a large and varied collection of handmade jewellery, made with many different beads stones and crystals.
23rd & 24th March
Linda uses hot wax, alongside special paper, to create her fantasy pictures, bookmarks and more. All proceeds to Brain Tumour Trust and Walton Neurological Hospital.
28th March
The girls have a fabulous collection of handmade jewellery, bags, and much more, with their jewellery being made from Resin, glass and some braided.
29th March
Liz has some beautiful handmade bags and accessories, in stunning colours and fabrics, with many being suitable for evening and special occasion wear, and others more casual. Liz also has some scarves and fascinators, and she is also able to take commissions.
30th March
Linda will have some of her wonderful work on display this weekend, and will also be busy working on her very interesting craft of Encaustic Art, which is carried out using special irons and hot wax, which Linda glides over special paper to create some wonderful fantasy pictures. Linda is more than happy to be interrupted and talk about her craft.
31st March
Linda will have some of her wonderful work on display this weekend, and will also be busy working on her very interesting craft of Encaustic Art, which is carried out using special irons and hot wax, which Linda glides over special paper to create some wonderful fantasy pictures. Linda is more than happy to be interrupted and talk about her craft.

April

4th April
This is Shirley's first visit to the centre, and she paints in pastels. Shirley paints from photographs, landscapes, and is also a member of FVAC and association of animal artist, and has also sold some of her work at the National Exhibition of wildlife.
5th April
Trevor is back with us with his hand woven items, to include scarves and cushion covers. Trevor is able to demonstrate weaving sticks and lucet cord makings, and also take commissions.
6th April
Charlotte's Hand Painted Furniture @ Country Commissions
7th April
This will be Hannah's first visit to us at the Centre, and we are excited to have her with her passion in painting, in which she paints onto canvas pumps which you can purchase direct from Hannah, or she is also able to paint on your own footwear, providing it is canvas or leather. Hannah's hand painted wearable art is 100% unique and each item is carefully designed and painted using special dyes and weather sealed to keep up with your lifestyle!!!
9th & 10th April
Another opportunity, to pop along and take a look at Huw's wonderful work, in which Huw draws animals, transport, places of interest all in pen and ink. Huw is able to take commissions, and happy to chat about any ideas you may have.
11th & 12th April
Sandra has some lovely silver Eco Jewellery, which she has handmade to create some different and unique styles to suit many different tastes.
13th & 14th April
Thelma has some beautiful paintings, which are on canvas, and consist mainly of flowers, coastal scenes and landscapes. Thelma is always happy to stop and chat, and also to give advice to any interested future artists.
16th April
The girls have a large and varied collection of handmade jewellery, plus lots of other quirky gift items, to include handmade cards and much more.
17th & 18th April
Encaustic Art involves melting wax onto a hot iron and moving it across special paper to create beautiful landscapes and fantasy pictures. Linda also has special irons for children's use, and all proceeds to Walton Neurological Hospital.
19th & 20th April
Jackie is always busy creating lots of different styles of jewellery, using many different beads, stones and crystals. Jackie is also able to repair some of your broken jewellery, maybe whilst you wander around the centre, or maybe have a coffee in our Restaurant.
21st & 22nd April
Gill has some stunning paintings on display over these two days, which really are worth a visit. They range from city scenes of London, Liverpool and more, to beautiful local coastal scenes, animals and woodlands. Gill also has some individual hand painted greetings cards and cute wooden items which she has decorated.
23rd April
Nia will be back at the centre with her fabulous silk items, in which Nia has used natural dye to print lovely patterns in soft and muted colours, alongside her art and textile framework.
24th & 25th April
The ladies each have their own craft, with Elaine making jewellery, and Helen some gorgeous curtains, blinds and soft furnishing. Elaine's jewellery is made with many different stones and crystals, plus she has some new pieces made from Powertex, which is an environmentally friendly water based hardener, which will harden absorbent materials such as textile, paper, cardboard, fabrics and fibreglass, enabling Elaine to create some lovely jewellery, notebooks and trinket boxes. Both ladies take commissions, and are happy to discuss any ideas of your own.
26th April
Liz makes beautiful evening and special occasion bags, plus some accessories, in wonderful fabrics to include velvet, satin and silk, with many being embellished with feathers and other trimmings. Liz is able to take commissions, and discuss any requirements you may have.
27th & 28th April
Marie has an unusual and interesting collection of statues and bowls, featuring mythical creatures such as wolves, fairies and more. In addition to these, Marie has some wonderful art work, plus some unusual silk and gemstone jewellery.
30th April
John will be holding a watercolour painting class today, where all materials will be supplied, and will run from 10.30am until 3.00pm. Cost is 35.00, and you will be guided by John who is a wonderful artist, who has travelled the world, and paints from his experiences. Please note that John will only be able to accommodate five people at a class, so entry will be on a first come basis and must be booked in advance. Please contact John on johnmorris24@yahoo.co.uk or telephone on 07443613034.

May

2nd & 3rd May
Sandra makes some lovely pieces of Eco silver jewellery, where she cuts, hammers and twists the silver to create some unique pieces.
4th, 5th, 6th May
The girls will be busy making and adding to their fantastic collection of bags, using many different fabrics, colours and patterns, and also have some hand knitted toys, cot/pram blankets, bunting and other hand made items.
7th & 8th May
Mair has been one of our regular artists for many years now, and has some very lovely hand painted scarves, ties and notebooks all made of silk. Mair will be busy working on her craft both these days, and is happy to chat.
9th May
Natalie hand makes pennants using local material featuring her original artwork, and is based mainly around character based imagery and hand lettering. Natalie is able to take commissions, such as stylised pet or character portraits which make lovely gifts.