Ceredigion Art Trail 2017

Extra late opening at Nant
Venue 51
Friday 25th August
until 8pm

Yes ... we are part of the Ceredigion Art Trail

Yes... we have been creating new work over the last two weeks ( in between welcoming visitors)

What have we been doing?
What are our latest projects?

We are aware that many artists are themselves taking part in the art  trail and so unable to get out and visit other venues so we have decided to stay open extra late on Friday.

Yes... its another opportunity to eat cake!

Bring friends and family and come on over 


We have a pile of assorted art books for re-saleryou to browse through too

Autumn Book-binding Workshops

Bookbinding Workshops 2017

During an exhibition
by the
Square Pegs
Sept. 4th-9th
in the studio gallery
Oriel Cric, Crickhowell

I will be running a special workshop:

Coptic Binding
Saturday September 9th  10.30-4pm 
Oriel Cric, Crickhowell
Make a coptic bound book with hard covers and a decorative stitched open spine, suitable for use as a sketchbook, notebook, diary or journal. All materials and tools provided.

Booking : Oriel Cric 01873 811970

Open Spine Binding

18th October at The Ceridwen Centre, Drefach Felindre.
Create a beautiful A5 (portrait format) book with hardback covers and a decorative stitched spine. 

Bind your book with a choice of papers and stitch the open spine with a combination of coloured tapes and threads. This workshop is recommended for bookbinders with a little experience.
All materials required are included in the course fee. A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools to use while they’re here. A plentiful supply of tea, coffee and afternoon cake is provided.

Booking online at www.makeitinwales.co.uk

Tunnel Books

Saturday 25th November  10-3.30pm
Preseli Community Learning Centre,Ysgol y Preseli, Crymych, SA41 3QH
A magical, miniature world inside a tunnel.
This workshop re-cycles pictures from magazines to create an intriguing tunnel book. Let your imagination run wild as you combine pictures to create unlikely scenes using found images.
Concertina folds of paper support collaged scenes to create a miniature theatre. Viewed through a single window an imaginary 3 dimensional landscape is revealed.


Introduction to Bookbinding
a 5 week evening class commencing Wed 31-1-2018
Preseli Community Learning Centre,Ysgol y Preseli, Crymych, SA41 3QH
Wk 1: Concertina books.
Wk 2: Star books
Wk 3: Pamphlets, tacket binding and long stitch.
Wk 4 & Wk 5:Simple hardback sketch book with book cloth cover

Booking Ysgol y Preseli Telephone: 01437 770180

Square Pegs: Artery 111

Square Pegs opened their latest exhibition this morning: Artery lll a wonderful new collection of Art and Fine Craft curated from artists and makers in working in Wales. 

This show features four ceramicists - Clare Ferguson-Walker and Sue Hanna'swork you will already have seen in our exhibitions, are joined this time by Ian Rylatt and Joe Finch
We have blacksmith Alan Perry with a wide range of hooks key rings, candlesticks and other pieces for your home
Steve Thompson's sculptures in wood are a new collection of work from this talented craftsman
We have two magical hares made by Juanita Humphris with other paper mache figures and creatures
Stunningly delicate glass pieces by Paula Rylatt
Intricate silver jewellery created by Annie Coombs  - perfect opportunity to come and try on a piece of her exquisite work
Sorell Matei joins us for the first time in this exhibition with  portrait and abstract pieces
A group of Glenn Ibbitsons works on the the theme of human trafficking as well as a selection of collage pieces
Imaginative textile works from Melissa Warren
Based in the Rhondda in South Wales, Melissa works with knitting machines, combining hand-dying of pieces of knitting and yarns with structural elements to create large sculptural pieces, wearable body art and more traditional accessories.
John Binet-Fauvel uses reclaimed, recycled materials, mainly wire from redundant electrical equipment and knits  it by hand on frames.He  makes sculptural pieces, often using creatures as inspiration are not stiff and dead, but articulate like living things.
Abstract prints join Carole Kings books 
Artery lll runs from 31st July to Sat. August 4th
The Corn Exchange Gallery, Cardigan Guildhall, Cardigan.
We are open 10am-5pm.
Purchase can be made with cash or credit card 

Tunnel Books workshop

Tunnel Book Workshop Saturday 17th November Artists books come in diverse range of types and formats.They can be inte...