Visiting Artists

Afonwen Craft and Antique Centre (including Edenshine Restaurant) are fully open. Due to the current restrictions, we can only welcome people living in Flintshire. We can take bookings for tables of up to 6 people (which excludes children under 11), but everyone on the table must live in the same household.

We are still doing our frozen takeout foods. You can place an order over the phone and collect from the centre without leaving your car.

For everyone’s protection, we’re taking numerous safety precautions. There’s hand sanitiser near the entrance to Afonwen Craft and Antique Centre, which we’re asking everyone to use as they enter and exit the building. We’ve also added social distancing marks on the floor, installed plastic screens by tills areas, and are monitoring the number of people inside at any one time.

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
Thu 1st October

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 - Elaine at Cherry Bea
Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd 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.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jackie - Jewels Crafts _1
Tue 6th & Wed 7th October

Jackie has a beautiful selection of handmade jewellery, made using many different beads and stones. Jackie will be busy adding to her collection both days and is happy to stop and chat. She is also able to do some small repairs on your own broken pieces of treasured jewellery.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - The Crafty Sisters
Thu 8th 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 - Elaine at Cherry Bea
Fri 9th October

Elaine has a lovely handmade jewellery collection, made with a variety of different materials. She also offers a re-stringing service – sometimes while you enjoy a coffee in Edenshine.

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Sat 10th & Sun 11th October

Fiona paints, demonstrates, and gives advice on her techniques (in watercolour and acrylic art). Margaret also paints in watercolours, oils, and pastels – using her own sources for inspiration (whether from life or photos).

Afonwen Craft Centre - Sandra Roberts Silver (Compressed)
Tue 13th & Wed 14th October

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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Thu 15th & Fri 16th October

Huw is a pen and ink artist who will be busy drawing and adding to his fabulous collection of drawings. This consists mostly of places of interest, animals and transport. Huw is happy to take commissions and chat about any ideas you may have.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Thelma Evans Painting _1
Sat 17th & Sun 18th October

Thelma has a very delicate style, which is often reflected in her pretty paintings of flowers, sea, and landscapes. Thelma is happy to stop and chat and takes commissions on request.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jackie - Jewels Crafts _1
Tue 20th & Wed 21st October

Jackie has a beautiful selection of handmade jewellery, made using many different beads and stones. Jackie will be busy adding to her collection both days and is happy to stop and chat. She is also able to do some small repairs on your own broken pieces of treasured jewellery.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Liz Femme Fatale _1
Thu 22nd & Fri 23rd October

Liz makes a beautiful day and evening bags in many different fabrics (including silk, satin, and velvet). Liz now also has a collection of cushions she will be showing for the first time.

Liz is able to take commissions, and sometimes makes items using your own material.

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Sun 25th October

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 - Elaine at Cherry Bea
Tue 27th & Wed 28th October

Elaine will be busy adding to her (already lovely) handmade jewellery, using pretty beads stones and Swarovski crystals. Elaine has a re-stringing service available. Please ask her for more details.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Gill Benjamin Artist _1
Thu 29th & Fri 30th October

Gill is a popular artist at the centre. She has lovely paintings of sea and landscapes, which she paints mostly using acrylic paint. Gill also paints animal portraits and has some cute painted wooden items (including mini houses).

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Earthdeva _2
Sat 31st October & Sun 1st 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 lino printed prints that she has designed and created herself.

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