Visiting Artists

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre has reopened with slightly reduced opening times (9:30am to 5:00pm). Our visiting artists are back demonstrating and showing off their work. You’re also able to browse our gift shop and extensive antique collection.

Outside and indoor dining is also now available at Edenshine Restaurant. Booking is recommended (especially between 11:45am and 3:00pm). Please call us on 01352 720797, send us an email, or message us on Facebook to reserve a table (maximum 2 hours). All outside tables will have a roof or large umbrella, but we might not be able to transfer your table inside if the heavens open up.

Follow us on Facebook or give us a call on 01352 720797 for the latest updates.

demonstrations & workshops

Every month, we have a variety of talented craftspeople who visit Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre. They’ll usually bring along a sample of their beautiful collections, perform entrancing demonstrations of their skills, and chat about their beautiful work.

We have visiting artists who specialise in:
Jewellery making, textile work, stichwork, weaving, illustration, painting (with various materials), hot wax art, greeting cards, and much more.

Upcoming Events

Check back every week as we’re always updating this calendar with details about upcoming events.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Trevor Blackwell - Traditional Weaving _1
Fri 1st October

Trevor has some lovely hand weaved items. This includes soft scarves and shawls that are made from various yarns – such as wool, silk, alpaca, and camel.

Trevor is more than happy to stop working and answer any questions, or to demonstrate his weaving.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jackie at Jewels Crafts (1)
Tue 5th & Wed 6th October

Jackie has made some fabulous pieces of jewellery using many different beads, stones, and crystals – with something to suit all tastes.

Jackie is also able to offer a repair service if you have any treasured pieces that are broken.

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Thu 7th & Fri 8th October

This will be Linda’s first time with us at the centre!

She’ll be showcasing some of her wonderful assorted handmade crafts. This includes just a few of her crafts – such as wooden stools and hearts, crochet dolls, sewing bags, some cross stitch Christmas decorations, and more!

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Margaret Sutherland Teddy Bears (1)
Sun 10th October

Margaret has a selection of very cute bears (some made from Mohair), which can also be dressed with your own precious fabrics from your children’s clothes to keep as wonderful memoirs. 

Margaret can also make patchwork using materials from the clothes of a loved one who have passed on – to cherish their memory.

Marie works with textiles and felt creating beautiful cards, bunting, felt animals, and so much more.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Lisa (1)
Tue 12th & Wed 13th October

Lisa will have a selection of jewellery and stones on display and will be worth visiting. She has an interest in holistic gemstones and is able to advise on all their different benefits.

Afonwen Craft Centre - Sandra Roberts Silver (Compressed)
Thu 14th & Fri 15th October

Sandra makes much of her Eco silver jewellery in her own workshop, using reclaimed silver from the jewellery industry, which she then cuts and twists to make her unique pieces. To finish, she then looks for whatever lovely stones she can find which complement her work.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Thelma Evans Painting _1
Sat 16th & Sun 17th October

Thelma has a very delicate style to her art, which she paints on canvas using watercolours. Much of Thelma’s work is of flowers, places of interest, and beautiful landscapes.

Thelma is happy to stop and chat and takes commissions on request.

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Tue 19th October

This will be Pippa’s first visit to the centre!

She’ll be busy adding to her lovely, repurposed jewellery and gifts collection while she’s here. Pippa’s items are both pretty and quirky – and will appeal to many different tastes.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Elaine at Cherry Bea (1)
Wed 20th & Thu 21st October

Elaine has a lovely handmade jewellery collection, made with many stones and crystals. She also offers a re-stringing service – sometimes while you enjoy a coffee in Edenshine Restaurant!

Elaine also makes clothes for teddy bears. She is able to knit for your own bears, but she also has a few bears already clothed and waiting for a new home.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Liz and Elaine
Wed 20th & Thu 21st October

Liz has recently started visiting us. She creates beautiful bags for various occasions (day use, cosmetics, peg bags, and more). She uses some stunning textiles and finishes everything off beautifully with edging and stud work.

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Fri 22nd October

Pippa will be busy adding to her lovely, repurposed jewellery and gifts collection while she’s here. Her items are both pretty and quirky – and will appeal to many different tastes.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jenni Frost Woollen Goods (1)
Sat 23rd & Sun 24th October

Every month up to Christmas, Jenni Frost will be running a half-hour masterclass in spinning – using wool from her beautiful flock of sheep! You would start by using a drop spindle and progress to using a wheel (if capable).

Please book in advance directly with Jenni at: jennifrost@outlook.com

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - The Crafty Sisters
Tue 26th October

The ladies make lovely pieces of jewellery using many different materials – including resin, fused glass, gemstone, and braided (in a variety of colours and designs). 

The girls also have some handmade cards, boxed frame pictures, as well as tote bags, cushion covers, and keyrings.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jackie - Jewels Crafts _1
Thu 28th & Fri 29th October

Jackie is a very popular craft artist here at the centre. She has a lovely display of handmade jewellery which are made with an assortment of semi-precious stones and beads.

If you have something in mind, Jackie does custom designs. She can also carry out small repairs to your treasured pieces.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Earthdeva _2
Sat 30th & Sun 31st October

Marie’s work is all created by hand with her original designs. It includes statues, bowls, and wall plaques featuring dragons, wolves, angels, cats and fairies, plus other mythical creatures.

She also has some handcrafted silk and gemstone jewellery (made with rare and unusual stones), as well as lino printed prints that she has designed and created herself.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Lisa (1)
Tue 2nd November

Lisa creates pieces of jewellery made with different stones and crystals – each with its own holistic and wellbeing benefits. She’s a great believer in the powers of the stones and crystals and advise on the benefits of them.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Tracey Davies (1)
Wed 3rd & Thu 4th November

Tracey will be bringing her lovely paintings in watercolours and acrylics of animal portraits and buildings – which she paints with a relaxed and modern style.

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Fri 5th November

Trevor will be with us demonstrating his wonderful weaving craft. He has many items on display and available to purchase including beautiful scarves and shawls – made from wool, camel, alpaca and more – in vibrant colours to help brighten up the dark winter months. Trevor also has some knitted items and small leather purses.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Gill Benjamin Artist _1
Sat 6th & Sun 7th November

For those of you looking to buy a lovely Christmas gift, Gill’s has been busy building up her collection. She has paintings in various styles – from places of interest to land and seascapes.

Gill is also happy to take on commissioned work.

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Tue 9th November

Linda will be showcasing some of her wonderful assorted handmade crafts. This includes just a few of her crafts – such as wooden stools and hearts, crochet dolls, sewing bags, some cross stitch Christmas decorations, and more!

Afonwen Craft Centre - Sandra Roberts Silver (Compressed)
Thu 11th & Fri 12th November

Much of Sandra’s inspiration for her work comes from nature, with all its wonderful shapes and colours. She has some gorgeous pieces which she has hammered, twisted, and bent – using reclaimed silver from the jewellery industry.

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Sat 13th November

Pippa will be busy adding to her lovely, repurposed jewellery and gifts collection while she’s here. Pippa’s items are both pretty and quirky – and will appeal to many different tastes.

Margaret Sutherland (3)
Sun 14th November

Margaret has a selection of very cute bears (some made from Mohair), which can also be dressed with your own precious fabrics from your children’s clothes to keep as wonderful memoirs. 

Margaret can also make patchwork using materials from the clothes of a loved one who have passed on – to cherish their memory.

Marie works with textiles and felt creating beautiful cards, bunting, felt animals, and so much more.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jackie at Jewels Crafts (1)
Tue 16th & Wed 17th November

Jackie joins us with her fabulous collection of beaded and semi-precious stone jewellery (with colours and styles to suit the season).

If you have something in mind, Jackie does custom designs. She can also carry out small repairs to your treasured pieces.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Elaine at Cherry Bea
Thu 18th & Fri 19th November

Elaine is one of our longstanding artists here at the centre. She has a lovely handmade jewellery collection – made with a lovely array of sparkling crystals, beads, and stones.

Elaine also has a re-stringing service available upon request.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Liz Femme Fatale _1
Thu 18th & Fri 19th November

Liz makes beautiful bags in lovely fabrics, along with many other stitchwork items – including aprons, peg bags, notebooks, and more!

If you have any ideas, Liz is happy to take on commissioned work.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Thelma Evans Painting _1
Sat 20th & Sun 21st November

Thelma is another longstanding craft artist at the centre, who paints with a very delicate style on canvas. Much of her work consists of pretty flowers, but she also paints some places of interest and sea and landscapes.

Thelma is happy to stop and chat and takes commissions on request.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - The Crafty Sisters
Tue 23rd November

The ladies make lovely pieces of jewellery using many different materials – including resin, fused glass, gemstone, and braided (in a variety of colours and designs). 

The girls also have some handmade cards, boxed frame pictures, as well as tote bags, cushion covers, and keyrings.

Margaret Sutherland (1)
Wed 24th November

Margaret has some lovely memory bears, plus felt woodland animals with jointed head and limbs. She is also able to make patchwork for people, using their babies or children’s clothes to preserve their precious memories.

Marie has some lovely sewn cushions, bunting, and other stitchwork items – alongside some papercraft, sewn cards, and jewellery.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jenni Frost Woollen Goods (1)
Thu 25th & Fri 26th November

Every month up to Christmas, Jenni Frost will be running a half-hour masterclass in spinning – using wool from her beautiful flock of sheep! You would start by using a drop spindle and progress to using a wheel (if capable).

Please book in advance directly with Jenni at: jennifrost@outlook.com

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Earthdeva _2
Sat 27th & Sun 28th November

Marie’s work is all created by hand with her original designs. It includes statues, bowls, and wall plaques featuring dragons, wolves, angels, cats and fairies, plus other mythical creatures.

She also has some handcrafted silk and gemstone jewellery (made with rare and unusual stones), as well as some stunning artwork.

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Tue 30th November

Pippa will be busy adding to her lovely, repurposed jewellery and gifts collection while she’s here. Her items are both pretty and quirky – and will appeal to many different tastes.