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.

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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 Centre - Sandra Roberts Silver (Compressed)
Thu 13th & Fri 14th January

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.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Gill Benjamin Artist _1
Sat 15th & Sun 16th January

Gill 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).

Gill is also happy to take on commissioned work.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - The Crafty Sisters
Wed 19th January

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.

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Thu 20th & Fri 21st January

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, hand painted boxes, and more!

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Thelma Evans Painting _1
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd January

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 - Elaine at Cherry Bea
Wed 26th & Thu 27th January

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
Wed 26th & Thu 27th January

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 - Jenni Frost Woollen Goods (1)
Sat 29th & Sun 30th January

Jenni Frost will be with us running a half-hour masterclass in spinning – using wool from her own 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 - Lisa (1)
Tue 1st February

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 can advise on their healing properties for some minor health ailments.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Trevor Blackwell - Traditional Weaving _1
Fri 4th February

Trevor will be demonstrating his weaving, from which he has made some lovely scarves, shawls, and cushion covers using various yarns – including silk, cashmere, and more.

In addition to his woven collection, Trevor is happy to take commissions. He also has some small leather items available to buy.

Afonwen Craft Centre - Sandra Roberts Silver (Compressed)
Sat 5th & Sun 6th February

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 compliment her work.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Margaret Sutherland Teddy Bears (1)
Fri 11th February

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.

She also has some felt woodland animals with jointed head and limbs.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Earthdeva _2
Sat 12th & Sun 13th February

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 - The Crafty Sisters
Wed 16th February

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.

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Thu 17th February

Linda makes various craft items. This includes some lovely crochet dolls, wooden stools and hearts, cross stitch Christmas decorations, and more!

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jenni Frost Woollen Goods (1)
Fri 18th February

Jenni will be holding another of her masterclass sessions, where you can try your hand at this beautiful craft – with wool from Jenni’s flock of sheep (which is obtained without any harm to the animals).

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

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Gill Benjamin Artist _1
Sat 19th & Sun 20th February

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).

Gill is happy to take on commissioned work.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Elaine at Cherry Bea
Wed 23rd & Thu 24th February

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 - Liz and Elaine
Wed 23rd & Thu 24th February

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 25th February

Trevor will be demonstrating his weaving, from which he has made some lovely scarves, shawls, and cushion covers using various yarns – including silk, cashmere, and more.

In addition to his woven collection, Trevor is happy to take commissions. He also has some small leather items available to buy.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Thelma Evans Painting _1
Sat 26th & Sun 27th February

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.