Painting.

It’s been a hectic few months, working on four commissions and exhibiting with the lovely group, Creative Fusion Crafts. The season started with Dale and St Davids City Hall, then continued to Aberglasney House and Gardens.

Aberglasney Gardens

Aberglasney Gardens

Here are some examples of the members’ work:

 

Come in, do!

It was a case of, “Come in out of the blistering heat, do!”

Robert Hopkins

Beautiful cabinetmaking from Robert Hopkins. He’s been a little busy this year as he has been commissioned to make the Chair for the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli.

 

Elissa Hudson

VERY classy quilts, boxes and bags by Elissa Hudson….

Alan Carrier

The finish on Alan Carrier’s turned wood is so perfect, I couldn’t photograph it properly!

Nia Kate designs

Nia Kate Designs made such beautiful hats that they sold like hot cakes – even in a heatwave!

 

She also makes beautiful ceramic buttons, and, especially for Aberglasney, a new line –Nia Kate markersNia Kate buttons

 

Carol Brinton Thomas’s tactile ceramics and lovely paintings:….

Amanda Hollinger has made some stunning silver jewellery…..hard to make a choice.

Amanda Hollinger

Looking perfect in this beautiful grand hall, glass from The Glass Gallery, Saunderfsfoot….10421453_610300065744886_1549397218422757567_n

(and the love spoons in the foreground are by Robert Hopkins).

Twisted thread had scarves and wraps in delicious colours –Twised Thread

It’s amazing what can be made from plywood, glass and copper! Wayne has amazing imagination and finish10458669_610300139078212_4982674802295082389_n

and here I amBeth Robinsonor part of my display, at least!

We had such a lovely time in Aberglasney – the gardens are evolving and are becoming even more beautiful and inspirational. The dedicated volunteers and staff have wrought wonders and are extremely friendly and helpful. And this year, the weather was occasionally gorgeous, occasionally rainy, but at least we had a bit of both….

A visitor to the exhibition was the director of Picton Castle and Gardens, who subsequently got in touch and offered me the opportunity of an exhibition in the  prestigious Large Gallery at Picton Castle for most of August. More of this anon.

Some members of the group are now exhibiting in the Cloisters Gallery in St Davids Cathedral, which is open daily from 10.30 – 4.30. It’s attached to the lovely restaurant …..a bit too near for comfort as their coffee is delicious, and I tend to overindulge in it when I am there.