Meet the Makers!
Here you can find out all about our members
at Craft Renaissance, and their work.
You can click on each name to reach their website or alternative links.
The love of wood that was fostered and nourished during Keith's school years has never diminished.
Keith prefers to work with timber from native grown trees; timber is selected carefully for its grain and unusual markings. The turnings are both utilitarian and artistic, occasionally combined. By turning, this felled timber is saved from becoming firewood and can provide eternal use or pleasure.
Deborah, who lives and works in Kemeys Commander, has been designing and making jewellery in her own unique and contemporary style since completing a BA in Jewellery and Silversmithing at London Guildhall University in the mid 90’s .
Deborah creates elegant jewellery using silver , gold and gemstones . Her designs are often playful with movement and change being themes that she likes to explore. Deborah also works to commission, creating bespoke pieces .
'I am a teller of tall tales and tiny stories, a lover of books, birds, beaches, and tea. The very best sort of tea is that drunk from a flask while sitting on a beach reading a book. My little pewter people running around on driftwood were inspired by my sitting on a beach one summer evening at sunset, watching the shapes that the people and dogs and birds made against the sea and the sky and making up stories about them. My little people tell their own stories of family outings, sinister cats, stargazing lovers, and naughty dogs.'
I am a Welsh photographer and print maker. I enjoy documentary photography and photographing people, places and things that relate to memories.
I discovered the alternative photography process of printing cyanotypes whilst completing a Foundation Art and Design course. Some of my pieces of work are layered with encaustic wax.
The inspiration for my print work comes from the wild flowers and plants that grow in my local area. I create series of prints using plants and flowers that I have collected, dried and pressed myself.
Blodau Arian - aka Jayne - designs and hand makes eco-friendly jewellery from her workshop in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park. Her pieces are inspired by the natural beauty of the mountains, forests and coast. As a former senior lecturer in Environmental science, sustainability has always been at the heart of Jayne's work. She uses near 100% recycled silver and gold, and only recycled or ethically sourced stones; all her packaging is plastic free and recycled, as she aims to run a zero-waste business. Jayne feels it’s only right that her jewellery, which is inspired by nature, should help to preserve it.
Contemporary seascape and landscape paintings in oil and acrylic.
Colin Davies is a full time professional artist living in South Wales. He spent 32 years in education, finally retiring in 2019, fulfilling a lifelong dream to trade life as a headteacher for that of a professional painter.
Colin's seascapes and landscapes are full of movement and atmosphere.
I produce original wildlife and landscape paintings in a variety of media.
This includes water-colour, acrylic, oils, mixed media and free motion embroidery and paint on textiles.
I produce prints and cards from some of these images. I like to focus on atmosphere, colour and the unexpected.
Janet paints the landscapes and seas around south wales, showing her love for her adopted home through her colourful paintings which are full of contasts and atmosphere.
Her work is inspired by the fauves, impressionist and the colour field paintings of abstract expressionist.
She paints in a variety of scales and media and is more than happy to accept commissions.
It may be an overworn cliche to say that my work is inspired by nature, because that surely applies to most artistic endeavours to a greater or lesser degree. Walking for hours on end across fields and through woodland, I became increasingly fascinated with the forms and lines within that are ubiquitous to the structure of the British landscape.
Local artisanal flower grower, growing bee friendly, seasonal flowers, freshly cut & arranged for all occasions.
Grown in our cutting garden, everlasting flowers are used to create buttonholes, bouquets and pressed flowers for all occasions.
In my garden I grow and sell seasonal, fragrant, romantic, vibrant blooms. I create natural wreaths and bouquets, using plants and flowers form my garden and foraged in the hedgerows. I also run workshops for wreath-making.
Functional and decorative stoneware, wheel thrown and high fired. Colourful abstract random finishes.
Chris Heneghan is a potter, living and working in Abergavenny. His work is thrown table, kitchen and decorative wares with a range of glazes and finishes. He is happy to take commissions, and if you see something you like but for example want a different finish, have a chat, he will make it if he can.
My work is inspired by nature - both my love of birds and trees.
Working with wire to create both indoor and outdoor pieces of art.
I use various types of wire, which I then manipulate into form and shape.
All pieces are unique - no two ever the same as each is made individually.
I run many workshops, for all abilities.
Studio pottery made to be used, glazed by hand in traditional and beautiful colours.
Being a Potter has been a dream for many years. My biggest stress is which dungarees to wear and how high my pots should be!
I love the freedom of clay and the complexity and precision of making glazes.
I feel like an alchemist every time I fire up my kiln.
Ceri studied Wildlife Illustration, including photography, at Carmarthenshire College of Art, and went on to work in design management and conservation. She now takes photographs of the landscapes and natural history in the Brecon Beacons, where she is based.
Ceri produces original photographs, prints and cards, as well as her new book, Life on the Floodplain, also available at the Gallery.
Hi, I’m Catherine, the artist behind CM Creative. I’m inspired by nature and have a passion for wildlife which is reflected in my work. I love to use coloured pencils and my drawings are highly detailed, capturing the beauty and vibrancy of the wildlife around us. As well as wildlife drawings I also specialise in pet portraits, where coloured pencils enable me to capture the personality of a much-loved pet.
I hope you like my work and that it inspires you to get out and explore the nature on your doorstep – why not visit The Makers gallery at the same time!
Brighten up your home with a custom made lampshade.
I run my small business from my home in sunny Mid Wales, making beuatiful lampsahdes to brighten up your homes.
Born out of frustration at not finding a lampshade to uit our decor, Gearge & Honey Lampshades was luanched in April 2019.
I am very proud to have so many returning customers, who come back time and again for their next redocoration projects!
Megan designs and creates handcrafted felted sculptures using a variety of natural materials such as wool, wood, wire, and bamboo fibres.
In addition, she is also a wildlife and natural history illustrator, creating identification charts, drawings, and paintings.
Her work is inspired by the beauty of the natural world. She strives to source local materials whenever possible with sustainability and the environment in mind.
Megan is dedicated to using plastic free packaging, and creating unique and eco-friendly artwork and gifts.
I am Hong Kong Chinese, and have lived and worked in UK for decades.
I paint in my own style developed from traditional Chinese techniques. I write in English.
My books are mainly of my own paintings accompanied by quotes from classical Chinese writings in my own translation: some have been published abroad and translated into 14 languages.
I offer original paintings, limited edition fine art prints, books and greeting cards.