Visiting Artists

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 page with details about upcoming events.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jackie at Jewels Crafts (1)
Tue 2nd & Wed 3rd August

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 - Tracey Davies (1)
Thu 4th & Fri 5th August

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.

Tracey welcomes commissions and is happy to stop and chat.

Afonwen Craft Centre - Sandra Roberts Silver (Compressed)
Sat 6th & Sun 7th August

Sandra makes much of her 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.

Sandra is happy to stop working to have a chat and commissions are welcomed.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Jenni Frost Woollen Goods (1)
Tue 9th, Wed 10th, & Thu 11th August

Jenni will be holding more of her spinning masterclasses, where – under Jenni’s guidance – you can learn the basics of this lovely craft. 

Jenni has used wool from her own flock of sheep to make some gorgeous scarves, shawls, cushions (and more) which she will have on display both these days.

For more information or to book a half hour session, please contact Jenni direct on jennifrost@outlook.com

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Sat 13th & Sun 14th August

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 - Jackie at Jewels Crafts (1)
Tue 16th, Wed 17th, & Thu 18th August

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 - The Crafty Sisters
Fri 19th August

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 - Gill Benjamin Artist _1
Sat 20th & Sun 21st August

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 (1)
Wed 24th & Thu 25th August

Elaine will be busy adding to her (already lovely) handmade jewellery, using pretty beads stones and Swarovski crystals. She also has some cute bears dressed in little knitted outfits.

Elaine has a re-stringing service available. Please ask her for more details.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Liz and Elaine
Wed 24th & Thu 25th August

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 - Thelma Evans Painting _1
Sat 27th & Sun 28th August

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

Thelma also holds a mini painting class. Please call 013520720965 to find out more or book in.

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Fri 2nd September

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 - Jenni Frost Woollen Goods (1)
Sat 3rd & Sun 4th September

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 - Tracey Davies (1)
Tue 6th & Wed 7th September

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

Tracey welcomes commissions and is happy to stop and chat.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Gill Benjamin Artist _1
Thu 8th & Fri 9th September

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 - Jackie at Jewels Crafts (2)
Sat 10th & Sun 11th September

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
Wed 14th September

The ladies will be working side by side, making their assorted jewellery in striking colours and designs. They also have handmade greeting cards and tote bags.

Afonwen Craft Centre - Sandra Roberts Silver (Compressed)
Thu 15th & 16th September

Sandra makes jewellery from reclaimed silver from the jewellery industry. Much of Sandra’s inspiration comes from nature – with all its shapes and colours – which is often reflected in her work.

Sandra is happy to stop working to have a chat and commissions are welcomed.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Earthdeva _2
Sat 17th & Sun 18th September

Marie has some quirky pieces which have been created by hand from her original designs. Her collection includes statues, bowls, as well as wall plaques featuring dragons, wolves, and other mythical creatures.

Marie also has some handcrafted silk and gemstone jewellery – made with rare and unusual stones – plus some ancient Egyptian jewellery.

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Tue 20th & Wed 21st September

Linda and Sandra create the most beautiful crochet pieces – including dolls, small blankets, stitchwork bags, handmade flowers, and much more.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Elaine at Cherry Bea
Thu 22nd & Fri 23rd September

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. She also makes hand-knitted teddy bear clothes for dressing up her cute teddies.

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

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Liz and Elaine
Thu 22nd & Fri 23rd September

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 24th & Sun 25th September

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.

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Thu 29th & Fri 30th September

This will be Chris’ first visit to the centre!

He’s a very accomplished self-taught local artist who takes inspiration from the North Wales land and coastlines, as well as towns and people. He paints using watercolours and oils.

Want to Join Us?

Please talk to someone in the gift shop or give us a call on 01352 720965 if you wish to join us and use the visiting artist room.

You can book to use this room for a single day or multiple days in a row.

However, you must create your items of art or crafts yourself and be able to demonstrate your skills while visiting us.