Later this autumn I'm really excited to have a Member's Showcase exhibition at Craft In The Bay in Cardiff. It coincides with the Christmas exhibition so it will be well worth a visit. November 10th - January 7th.
In the run up to Christmas Christian is opening the studio every Saturday from 10am - 5pm from 25th November to 23rd December. You can see work in progress and a selection of work available to buy with a price range between £22 - £450.
The workshop is situated in the village of Ewenny near Bridgend and if you're looking for a unique handmade gift this Christmas away from the hustle and bustle of the shops then you should plan a visit. Christian's workshop is next door to Ewenny Pottery and Claypits Pottery is just across the road. For food and drink there's the Village Diner next door or Cobbles Kitchen or the Golden Mile Inn a short drive away. For the green fingered there's also Ewenny Garden Centre just down the road!
I'm delighted to be back at this year's Made By Hand in City Hall, Cardiff. Last year was a great success after winning the Best Maker In Wales Award. It's on 3rd - 5th November 2017. For more info about what's on and buy tickets take a look at the web site. www.madebyhand-wales.co.uk
To celebrate Craft & Design Month, organised and sponsored by Craft & Design Magazine, I'm holding an open studio every Saturday 10am - 4pm. My workshop is open to all to come and see where I work and what I'm getting up to. While you're here there's also Ewenny Pottery next door and Claypits Pottery across the road. There's also the Village Diner next door for refreshments. For a map and address click here.
I'll be at the fantastic Contemporary Craft Festival in Devon later this year. It's on 10th - 12th June at Mill Marsh Park in Bovey Tracey.
For loads more information, activities and talks take a look at here… http://www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk/
Come and join me for a mince pie and some mulled wine for my Christmas Open Studio on Saturday December 5th. I'll have work available to buy including my small stained glass decorations and other panels. I'll also be having my Christmas clear out and have some panels available at a reduced price. Open from 10am - 5pm.
MADE BY HAND
I'm delighted to be back at this year's Made by Hand in Cardiff this October.
After a highly successful Made by Hand in 2014, the organisers are pleased to announce they will be bringing the 3 day festival back to Cardiff from October 30th – November 1st 2015.
Spread across three days in the heart of Cardiff at the historic and prestigious City Hall, Made by Hand brings together an exceptional, handpicked selection of 135 leading award-wining makers from all over Wales and the UK. The highly selective collection includes jewellery makers, potters, furniture makers, textile artists, glassmakers and many more, all selling their finely made products, directly to the public.
I'll be having a stall in the Medieval Fayre in the Priory House Grounds this summer. The Fayre is part of the scheduled events throughout 2015 to celebrate the 900th Anniversary of laying the foundation stone of Ewenny Priory Church. For more information about Ewenny 900 and a listing of the events go to…
I'm excited to have been selected for the Craft In The Bay Summer Show: Focus On Glass
It's on from Saturday 18th July - Sunday 6th September 2015. The extract below is from the Makers Guild Website.
Focus on Glass
A wonderful opportunity to see, explore and buy contemporary glass designed and made by artists living across the UK.
We are delighted to be showing glass work by:Richie Alli, Frances Arkle, Jenny Aryton, Catherine Brown, Sarah Brown, Shelley Doolan, Juliet Forrest, Laura Hart, Katherine Huskie, Catherine Keenan, Pratima Kramer, Jade Pinnell, Emma Rawson, Kathryn Roberts, Christian Ryan, Ruth Shelley, Cathryn Shilling, Susan Sinclair, Rosie Sutcliffe, Malcolm Sutcliffe, Bill Swann, Deborah Timperley, Julia Webster, Lawrence West.
Focus on Glass has been selected following a 'Call for Artists' by:
Professor Vanessa Cutler - School of Architectural Glass, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.
Andrew Renton - Head of Applied Art at the National Museum Wales
Charlotte Kingston - Exhibitions/Education Officer, Makers Guild in Wales
Throughout the exhibition there will be an opportunity for the public to vote for their 'People's Choice'. The artist having the most votes will be offered the opportunity to show a larger body of work in our Guest Maker Showcase at Craft in the Bay during 2016.
I've been invited to give a talk about my work at the Cafe Bar in Porthcawl Grand Pavilion on Monday February 16th 2015 at 7pm. I'll be talking about the development of my work, the techniques I use and some of the projects I've worked on over the last year.
Come and join me for an end of year open studio event on Saturday 13th December in my workshop. I'll have some panels for sale and my new decorations available with prices starting from £15. You can book a stained glass course, find out about commissioning work and learn more about the craft and my work. All while eating a mince pie!
I'm delighted to have some work in Oriel Myrddin in Carmarthen for their Christmas show this year. The winter exhibition for 2014 is Seren Wen (Bright Star) and features the work of more than twenty bright stars from the Applied and Fine Art fields in Wales, and the UK. A chance to find beautiful Christmas gifts specially selected and presented in the gallery along with high-quality craft, gifts and cards in the gallery shop.
Made By Hand
I'm really pleased to have been selected for this year's Made By Hand taking place in City Hall, Cardiff from 31st October - 2nd November 2014. I'll have some new work on display including some small stained glass pieces ideal as gifts along with some larger panels and examples of recent commissions. Come and say hello!
Gwnaed â Llaw
Rwy'n falch iawn fy mod wedi cael fy newis ar gyfer Gwnaed â Llaw eleni a gynhelir yn Neuadd y Ddinas, Caerdydd o 31 Hydref tan 2 Tachwedd 2014. Bydd rhywfaint o waith newydd yn cael ei arddangos gan gynnwys rhai darnau gwydr lliw bach sy'n ddelfrydol fel rhoddion ynghyd â rhai paneli mwy ac enghreifftiau o gomisiynau diweddar. Dewch i ddweud helo!