A large antiques centre, fabulous restaurant, gift shop and weekly craft demonstrations make Afonwen a superb day out for all the family.
Contact us now:
01352 720 965 (Office)
01352 720 797 (Restaurant) info@afonwen.co.uk
19th & 20th April

Handmade Jewellery by Jackie at Jewels

Jackie is always busy creating lots of different styles of jewellery, using many different beads, stones and crystals. Jackie is also able to repair some of your broken jewellery, maybe whilst you wander around the centre, or maybe have a coffee in our Restaurant.
21st & 22nd April

Local Artist Gill Benjamin

Gill has some stunning paintings on display over these two days, which really are worth a visit. They range from city scenes of London, Liverpool and more, to beautiful local coastal scenes, animals and woodlands. Gill also has some individual hand painted greetings cards and cute wooden items which she has decorated.
23rd April

Much Ado About Textiles with Nia

Nia will be back at the centre with her fabulous silk items, in which Nia has used natural dye to print lovely patterns in soft and muted colours, alongside her art and textile framework.
24th & 25th April

Cherry Bea Jewellery & Helen Bradley @ Corah Henry Interiors

The ladies each have their own craft, with Elaine making jewellery, and Helen some gorgeous curtains, blinds and soft furnishing. Elaine’s jewellery is made with many different stones and crystals, plus she has some new pieces made from Powertex, which is an environmentally friendly water based hardener, which will harden absorbent materials such as textile, paper, cardboard, fabrics and fibreglass, enabling Elaine to create some lovely jewellery, notebooks and trinket boxes. Both ladies take commissions, and are happy to discuss any ideas of your own.
26th April

Liz at Femme Fatale

Liz makes beautiful evening and special occasion bags, plus some accessories, in wonderful fabrics to include velvet, satin and silk, with many being embellished with feathers and other trimmings. Liz is able to take commissions, and discuss any requirements you may have.
27th & 28th April

Marie at Earth Deva

Marie has an unusual and interesting collection of statues and bowls, featuring mythical creatures such as wolves, fairies and more. In addition to these, Marie has some wonderful art work, plus some unusual silk and gemstone jewellery.
30th April

Watercolour Artist John Morris

John will be holding a watercolour painting class today, where all materials will be supplied, and will run from 10.30am until 3.00pm. Cost is £35.00, and you will be guided by John who is a wonderful artist, who has travelled the world, and paints from his experiences. Please note that John will only be able to accommodate five people at a class, so entry will be on a first come basis and must be booked in advance. Please contact John on johnmorris24@yahoo.co.uk or telephone on 07443613034.

May Visiting Artists'

2nd & 3rd May

Silver Jewellery by Sandra Roberts

Sandra makes some lovely pieces of Eco silver jewellery, where she cuts, hammers and twists the silver to create some unique pieces.
4th, 5th, 6th May

Handmade Bags with Ana & Sonia

The girls will be busy making and adding to their fantastic collection of bags, using many different fabrics, colours and patterns, and also have some hand knitted toys, cot/pram blankets, bunting and other hand made items.
7th & 8th May

Silk Paintings with Mair Morgan

Mair has been one of our regular artists for many years now, and has some very lovely hand painted scarves, ties and notebooks all made of silk. Mair will be busy working on her craft both these days, and is happy to chat.
9th May

Local Illustrator Natalie Griffiths

Natalie hand makes pennants using local material featuring her original artwork, and is based mainly around character based imagery and hand lettering. Natalie is able to take commissions, such as stylised pet or character portraits which make lovely gifts.
 Friday 10th May

Charlotte @ Country Commissions

Charlotte will be running another of her paint your own piece workshop today, where you bring along a small piece of your own furniture, and learn how to paint using chalk paint. Charlotte provides all the paint and use of the brushes and lots of knowledge.   For more information, or to book a place, please contact Charlotte direct on 07803313278 or email her at
countrycommissions@gmail.com
Sat 11th Sun 12th

Local Artist Thelma Evans

Thelma paints on canvas, and has some lovely paintings which consist mainly of flowers, coastal scenes and landscapes, and she has lots on display this weekend for viewing and for sale.  Thelma is always happy to chat and take commissions if wanted.

Tues 14th  & Wed 15th

Handmade Jewellery by Jackie at Jewels

Jackie will be busy making and adding to her large and varied collection of Hand made jewellery, made with various stones and beads.  Jackie is also able to repair some jewellery whilst you wait or maybe have a coffee or a bite to eat in our Restaurant.

Thursday 16th May 

Crafty Sisters:

Linda & Sue will be with us all day with their crafts: beautiful handmade cards, braided and fused glass, beaded jewellery and textile work.  Come along to watch them work and join in the fun.

 

Friday 17th May 

Weaving by Trevor Blackburn

Trevor hand weaves, using various yarns, to make some lovely woven scarves, cushion covers and more.  Trevor is also able to demonstrate weaving sticks and lucet cord makings.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 

 Marie @ Earth Deva

Marie has a large collection of handmade statues and bowls, many featuring a mythical and magical theme to include goddesses, fairies, wolves, cats, and mushrooms. Along with this  Marie has  her silk and gemstone jewellery and art works.

Tuesday 21st May 

Handmade Greetings Cards by Angela

In addition to Angela’s wonderful collection of handmade cards, she is also able to take commissions for that special occasion card, which she can embellish and then box for that special touch. Beautiful cards for everyone.

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd May 

 Elaine @ Cherry Bea and Helen @ Corah Henry Interiors

The ladies will be working both days, with Elaine making beautiful jewellery in striking colours and sparkly stones, whilst Helen makes curtains, blinds and soft furnishings.  Both ladies are happy to stop and chat and discuss any requirements you may have.

Sat 25th & Sun 26th May

Liz @ Femme Fatale

Liz makes beautiful bags and accessories which are perfect for summer weddings and racing events, in an assortment of fabrics to include rich velvet, satin, silk and taffeta, with many being in rich jewel colours and some in delicate pastels.  Liz is also able to take commissions for that special occasion you may have coming up, and is happy to discuss any ideas of your own.

Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th May

 Encaustic Art with Linda Morris – Hot wax art

Linda has some stunning pictures, with many of them on display both  days.  Encaustic Art involves using hot wax and special irons, which glides across special paper to create lovely pictures, with some being embellished with crystals, so pop along and have a go under Linda’s expert tuition.  (All proceeds to Brain Tumour Research Walton Neurological Hospital)

Wednesday 29th  May

Much Ado About Textiles With Nia

Nia works with various textiles and felts to create her wonderful art, and she also uses natural dye to print patterns onto her silk scarves, in soft muted colours.  Nia has a beautiful selection of scarves and art created with her silks along with some mixed textile pictures (framed and glazed).  Pop and see Nia at work and talk about her techniques and skills.