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Makers

The centre's craftshop sells a wide range of high quality contemporary craft including ceramics, glass, jewellery, paintings and prints, textiles. We also stock a wide selection of English and Welsh language greeting cards.

At any one time we would hope to have stock from most of the makers shown below. If you are looking for items from a particular maker it would be wise to phone us in advance of visiting.

Claire Cawte

Claire Cawte
Cardiff

Claire specialises in the creation of 'one-off' items that may be worn on the body or displayed as art pieces for the interior. She creates wall hangings, scarves, wraps, throws and cushions, always maintaining particular consideration for warmth, luxury and, ultimately, comfort. She uses only plant dyes and natural fibres. Her technique and style have developed into a Nuno-felt process. It is the tactile nature of her work which is probably the most important - a reflection of the intimate nature of personal contact with the materials and the exploration of fibres during the making process.

Frank Hamer

Frank Hamer
Mamhilad Pontypool

Frank designs and makes press-moulded plates with fish and frogs for imagery. The plates incorporate ceramics with his interests in drawing and decoration. They should be read on four levels: as plates; as overall decorative objects; as specific imagery and, very importantly to him, as ceramic happenings. “I like to see the thickness of glaze as it flows over the channels of sgraffito work, as it enlivens the coloured slips and fuses with the various added areas of pigment. I believe that ceramics should speak with the vocabulary of clay, glaze and colour strongly affected by fire.”

J C Middlebrook

J C Middlebrook

Jayne Childs lives just outside of Nottingham. Not so long ago Nottingham was synonymous with one industry – Lace . Nottingham was the centre of lace production in the UK until a few decades ago. She makes her own lace textiles in her Nottingham studio using up to date software and machinery. Although the heritage of the industry inspires her, she prefers to make wearable lace in vivid shades, challenging perceptions of what lace can be.

Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall
Crickhowell

Jennifer produces a wide range of pieces using red earthenware clay decorated with a combination of slips which are dipped, trailed and sgraffitoed. These processes provide a surface that displays the richness and fluidity of the honey and green non-toxic lead glazes.

Kathryn Roberts

Kathryn Roberts
Brecon

Nature and natural forms with underlying asymmetry and balance are becoming increasingly dominant themes in Kathryn’s work. Forms are enhanced with a vast palette of colour and texture. Inspiration inevitably still comes from the material itself - ‘the beauty of working with glass is its infinite possibilities.’ Her work is a reflection on her surroundings and state of mind – they are free, understated but confident with an unrestrained painterly quality.

Louise Pringle

Louise Pringle

Eclectic shock jewellery is a breathtaking collection of gorgeous and unique jewellery. Louise Pringle reflects her own style unlike no other, especially in her reinvented vintage jewellery - each piece is a one off with charm bracelets necklaces and brooches made up of vintage pieces of jewellery, unusual charms, heart, vintage earrings, coins, rings, watches and more.