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 - Chris Cullen SID (2)
Wed 25th August

Chris produces beautiful hand-crafted wooden and metal garden ornaments – with something to suit any outside space.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Elaine at Cherry Bea (1)
Thu 26th & Fri 27th August

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 - Thelma Evans Painting _1
Sat 28th & Sun 29th August

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.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Lisa (1)
Thu 2nd & Fri 3rd September

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 & Antique Centre - Gill Benjamin Artist _1
Sat 4th & Sun 5th September

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.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Elaine at Cherry Bea (1)
Wed 8th & Thu 9th September

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

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 and Elaine
Wed 8th & Thu 9th September

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.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Margaret Sutherland Teddy Bears (1)
Fri 10th September

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)
Sat 11th & Sun 12th September

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 - Jenni Frost Woollen Goods (1)
Tue 14th & Wed 15th September

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 Centre - Sandra Roberts Silver (Compressed)
Thu 16th & Fri 17th September

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 18th & Sun 19th September

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.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Elaine at Cherry Bea Knitted Teddy Bear Clothes (1)
Tue 21st & Wed 22nd September

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 and Elaine
Tue 21st & Wed 22nd September

Liz 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.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Tracey Davies (1)
Fri 24th September

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

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

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Earthdeva _2
Sat 25th & Sun 26th September

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 28th & Wed 29th September

Lisa will be on hand to advise on many of the healing properties of her large collection of crystals, as well as having some lovely jewellery and gifts for sale.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - The Crafty Sisters
Thu 30th September

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.