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. 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. We have our fingers crossed for some lovely warm weather, but please consider wrapping up and bringing a blanket (just in case).

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).

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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 - Gill Benjamin Artist _1
Fri 4th & Sat 5th June

Gill has a large and varied collection of wonderful paintings of local scenes, sea, landscapes, and more. She also has some cute paintings on stones, plus some little painted houses.

Gill can take commissions and has completed many pet portraits (painted from a photograph). She is happy to stop and chat and will be busy painting both days.

Margaret Sutherland (2)
Sun 6th June

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.

 

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Stuart Davies (1)
Wed 9th June

Stuart paints mainly in watercolour – but has recently started to use acrylic as well. He paints various subjects, including Maritime and places of local interest.

Stuart is also happy to take on commissioned works.

Afonwen Craft Centre - Sandra Roberts Silver (Compressed)
Thu 10th & Fri 11th June

All of Sandra’s beautiful jewellery is handcrafted and designed by her.

Sandra cuts, hammers, and twists reclaimed silver from the jewellery industry to create her unique pieces. She then finishes them by using lovely stones (including Agates, Swarovski, and more).

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Thelma Evans Painting _1
Sat 12th & Sun 13th June

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.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Elaine at Cherry Bea (1)
Tue 15th & Wed 16th June

Elaine has a lovely handmade jewellery collection, made with a variety of different materials (beaded, wirework, and Swarovski) in different colours. Elaine also offers a re-stringing service and is happy to take commissions.

Elaine will also be knitting clothes for teddy bears. Elaine 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 Femme Fatale _1
Thu 17th & Fri 18th June

Liz makes evening and special occasion bags (plus casual options suited for daytime use).

She makes her bags from many different fabrics – including silk, satin, velvet, denim, or even able a fabric of your own choice!

Liz also has some lovely accessories, such as scarves and pretty fascinators with lovely embellishments of feathers and sequins.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jackie at Jewels Crafts (1)
Sat 19th & Sun 20th June

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.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Liz Femme Fatale _1
Tue 22nd June

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 - Stuart Davies (2)
Wed 23rd June

Stuart will be visiting the centre with his lovely paintings – which are mainly in watercolour, but also acrylic. He paints various subjects, including Maritime and places of local interest. 

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