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.

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Tue 15th & Wed 16th June

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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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.

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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.

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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. 

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Elaine at Cherry Bea (1)
Thu 24th & Fri 25th 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!

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Sat 26th & Sun 27th June

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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Wed 30th June & Thu 1st July

The ladies will be working side by side on both days, with each of them having a different style.

Shirley carries out many animal commissions (and can paint directly from your photos), whilst Ann has a slightly more modern style with Disney-like themes.

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Sat 3rd July & Sun 4th July

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.

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Thu 8th & Fri 9th July

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.

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Sat 10th & Sun 11th July

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.

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Tue 13th & Wed 14th July

Lisa creates pieces of jewellery made with different stones and crystals – each with its own holistic and wellbeing benefits. Lisa is a great believer in the powers of the stones and crystals for general health and helping with stress and anxiety.

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

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.

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Sat 17th & Sun 18th July

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.

Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre - Elaine at Cherry Bea (1)
Wed 21st & Thu 22nd July

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!

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!

Margaret Sutherland (2)
Fri 23rd July

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.

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Sat 24th & Sun 25th July

Liz makes a beautiful day and evening bags in many different fabrics (including silk, satin, and velvet) which are beautifully embellished. Liz also has a collection of accessories (including scarves and fascinators) and cushions.

Liz can take commissions, and sometimes makes items using your own material too.

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Thu 29th July

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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Sat 31st July & Sun 1st August

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

She is a self-taught artist who uses the mediums of oil, acrylic, and watercolour to paint landscapes, seascapes, animals, country homes, pet portraits, and more!

Debbie also uses a paint pouring technique to produce some stunning images that she uses to make truly original gifts – including unique pieces of framed art, jewellery, clocks made from records and CDs, coasters, and greeting cards.