Things to do and see when on holiday in Wales
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Welsh Blankets

Jane Beck at Welsh Blankets has an extensive knowledge of the Welsh woollen Industry for Welsh Blankets and Welsh Quilts, living on the borders of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, an area well known for its commercialisation of the Wool Trade. Jane has a personal collection of treasured nineteenth

Jonathan Cox Ceramics

Jonathan creates his vibrant ceramics in an idyllic valley just three miles north of Carmarthen, moving there from Staffordshire with his family. Visitors can now discover a varied collection of work on display in his studio including vases, bowls, lamp bases and plaques along with a range of lus

Melin Tregwynt

Melin Tregwynt is a delightful white washed wool mill to be found in a remote wooded valley on the Pembrokeshire coast. There has been a mill on this site since the 17th century, when local farmers would bring their fleeces to be spun into yarn and woven into fine wool blankets. Owned by our family

The Boathouse Gallery

The Boathouse Gallery is situated in the picturesque village of Little Haven, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, close by to the Coast Path. Little Haven is a superb, safe, sandy beach full of inspiration for painters and photographers. All the paintings take their inspirations from local

Steve Robinson Glass

Steve Robinson is an award-winning glass artist and designer. From his studio in St Davids, he designs and produces kiln-formed glass using techniques employed by only a small number of artists in the UK. His work is distinctive and desirable, and with a range that includes sculptural bowls and smal

GDH Leather Courses

GDH Leather Courses makes hand-sewn leather goods using traditional techniques. Come and watch us at work and perhaps be tempted to have a go yourself! We’re always happy to welcome you and give brief demonstrations. Why not come along to an open day or book a half-day taster session for all th

Aberystwyth Christmas Fair

Aberystwyth Christmas market and funfair (used to be called the hiring fairs, where farmers and masters would hire servants). Held yearly, this year on Monday 14th, 21st and 28th in Park Avenue. A chance to buy some special Christmas gifts and enjoy all the fun of the fair!

John and Victoria Jewellery

All our jewellery is designed and made by us in our own workshop near Cardigan, where visitors can see and buy the finished pieces in the showroom as well as watch work in progress. Here you are welcome to browse or if you have questions about how we work, the techniques involved or the design proce

Moriath Glass

Kiln-fired glass – studio-gallery My work hopefully reflects my passion for glass, the endless ways it changes in light, its myriad colours. Living close to the land on a smallholding in west Wales I am immersed in the landscape – from big skies of shifting shadows to a small beetle hiding under a

Cariad Glass

Cariad Glass is based in the small market town of Llandysul, overlooking the picturesque River Teifi; (Cariad means ‘sweetheart’ in Welsh). The beauty of the surrounding landscape of rural West Wales is inspirational to Chris, as is apparent in his work. Chris has been working with glass for ove

Blue Island Ceramics

Come along to our Paint your Own Pottery Studio right on the beautiful sandy beach at Ynyslas and paint lovely presents for your friends and family. We have lots of ideas to help you create a unique gift that will you will be proud to give. A satisfying and enjoyable activity for all ages and all we

Rose Wood – Silver Jewellery Workshops

The Little Workshop is the studio of award winning jewellery designer Rose Wood. Rose has lovingly transformed an outbuilding at her home in west Wales into a cosy workshop in order to teach traditional jewellery making skills. You can learn to make a finished piece of silver jewellery over the

Honorwood Flocks

The Honorwood Flocks are based at Cefn Llanfair which is a small working farm situated on a plateau above the beautiful Teifi Valley near the village of Llandysul, specializing in the breeding and keeping of Shetland, Icelandic, Soay, and Jacob sheep together with white Angora Goats. The sheep

Diane Mathias Fine Art

This beautiful and diverse land that we live in holds many fascinations for landscape artist, Diane Mathias, who paints atmospheric scenes from around Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire in oils and pastels. Her subjects include many of the most tranquil places that surround us, yet in ou

The Waterfront Gallery

The Waterfront Gallery is set in a superb quayside location in Milford Haven Docks, Pembrokeshire, and exhibits a wide range of artists from a huge variety of disciplines. The unique 3,000 sq foot space is a beautifully restored sail loft and showcases the best artists and craft workers in West W

Oriel-y-Felin Gallery

A fresh, bright, gallery, right in the centre of St. Davids, it is just brimming with exciting work from both local and carefully selected invited artists. Described as "a jewel in the artistic landscape" it showcases paintings by well-known St. Davids artist Pauline Beynon, the wonderfully quirky w

Oriel Fach Gallery

Oriel Fach is a studio gallery featuring the work of artist Warren S. Heaton, who trained at Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art. Warren paints mainly in oil on canvas, he has produced work for local and national galleries and has had solo exhibitions in galleries throughout Wales. Warr

Art Matters

Art Matters at the White Lion Street Gallery. Many of our current artists have national and international reputations, have shown in Royal Academy Summer exhibitions, London galleries, major Art Fairs and have won prizes in prestigious competitions. At the same time we keep our feet on the groun

Darren Yeadon Sculpture

Darren Yeadon served his apprenticeship as a stonemason at a quarry in North Yorkshire. This laid the foundations for his subsequent work as a sculptor. Previously Darren worked at the marble quarries in Carrara, Italy, and now sculpts primarily in this medium. His work entails infinite patience

Handweaving by Riitta Sinkkonen Davies

Riitta Sinkkonen Davies is a textile artist based in Pembrokeshire and born in Finland, where she was first introduced to weaving by her grandmother. Her work is a unique reflection of her Finnish background and her love of the Pembrokeshire landscape. Riitta's work ranges from colourful floor ru
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