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FREE GUIDE

Crickhowell

Open Studios and Galleries Spring Bank Holiday Weekend 25–27 May 2013

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Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre The Information Hub for the Crickhowell Open Studios 25 – 27 May 2013 We look forward to welcoming you to Crickhowell. Visit the Oriel CRiC Gallery upstairs at CRiC before continuing the trail of Open Studios. Our volunteers can help you with directions and advise you on where to eat, where to stay and what else to see and do in the area. Also in CRiC: • Locally made gifts • Maps, guides and books • Explorer quizzes for all the family • Wi-fi access • Great coffee Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN. Tel: 01873 811970 Registered Charity Number 1106479. Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in Cardiff 4668297.

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Open Studios and Galleries For the fifth consecutive year artists will open their doors to visitors during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend to reveal wonderful art and craftsmanship.

Exploring the area and all it has to offer, while talking to artists about the inspiration and motivation behind the creative process is a rewarding adventure. Many artists will present their work as groups in galleries and a host of beautiful alternative spaces, but you will also have the opportunity to step inside their homes, studios and workshops to meet artists on home ground. The 43 venues across the area will offer a range of work including paintings, print making, photography, illustrations, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, sculpture, woodturning and forged ironwork. Every year the event evolves just enough to present visitors with joyous surprises. Please follow directions in the guide carefully. Red arrows should help to point you in the right direction. Opening times and accessibility vary, but are clearly listed in the guide. Most of the work on display will be for sale and many artists will be happy to accept commissions, so you may find you come home from your Open Studios visit as the proud owner of a new piece of art! A huge thank you is owed to the participating artists and businesses, local residents, visitors, venues, advertisers and volunteers for their generous support. Enjoy the experience and the warm hospitality you are sure to receive. Suzette Pratten, Open Studio Co-ordinator gallery@visitcrickhowell.co.uk

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Open Studio bus tours Great news for 2013 is that you can jump aboard a minibus to leisurely visit a selection of studios, workshops or galleries.

You can choose from 4 half-day routes on Sunday 26 May and Monday 27 May. Just book your space by emailing gallery@visitcrickhowell.co.uk and pay a small amount which will go towards your refreshments (details below). All trips start at the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre in Crickhowell. We are grateful to the Brecon Beacons National Park Rural Alliances Project for their support. Stopping off for local fare along the way will make it the perfect day out! Sunday 26 May Leaving from CRiC at 10.15am and returning to CRiC by 1pm. Drive in the direction of Abergavenny to visit 2 group exhibitions. £5 to be paid in advance. Sunday 26 May Leaving from CRiC at 1.30pm. With a focus on sculpture. Visiting 2 studios and ending with tea at the Gliffaes, where 2 artists are exhibiting. £10 to be paid in advance. Monday 27 May Leaving from CRiC at 10.15am and returning to CRiC by 1pm. Visiting a few studios and group exhibitions towards Abergavenny. £5 to be paid in advance. Monday 27 May Leaving from CRiC at 1.30pm and ending with tea at the Gliffaes. Visiting a selection of smaller studios outside Crickhowell and ending with tea at the Gliffaes, where 2 artists are exhibiting. £10 to be paid in advance. Enquiries to gallery@visitcrickhowell.co.uk

Demonstrations

A programme of demonstrations at some venues will be added to the website or can be picked up from CRiC. Also keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to see artists at work. Facebook: www.fb.com/visitcrickhowell Twitter: @orielcric

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Oriel CRiC Gallery

Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN. (T: 01873 811970) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. The Oriel CRiC Gallery in Crickhowell continues to raise awareness of the enormous amount of creative talent in the area and further afield. It offers visitors and local residents the opportunity to view and acquire art which truly reflects the unique nature of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. Showcasing a rich variety of work not only enhances the visitor experience but also shines the spotlight on the skills of artists and designer makers throughout the area. Maintaining exhibitions of exceptional quality has earned the gallery the loyal support of artists, local residents and visitors who look forward to the variety which the programme of 6 exhibitions throughout the year has to offer. The staff members and volunteers are particularly proud of initiating the annual Open Studio weekend which has become a regular feature of the tourism calendar. The success of the event is very much in keeping with the gallery’s aim of promoting, celebrating and encouraging participation in the visual arts. The ‘Showcase’ exhibition will again include work by a variety of regular and first time exhibitors amongst whom Julienne Braham (A), Catrin Davies (B), textile jeweller Louise Lovell (C), Rhian Symes (D p30), David Haswell (E p30) and ceramicist Kate Dawson (F p64). The celebratory paintings of Julienne Braham reflect the essence of the Welsh landscape with great sensitivity. The same empathy with the subject-matter is to be found in Carmarthenshire artist Catrin Davies’s stained glass. Visitors who appreciate the gallery’s growing reputation for both decorative and functional ceramics, will not be disappointed. Sculpture has similarly found a natural home in the beautiful and spacious gallery which relishes exhibiting treasures large and small. The Open Studio weekend is a wonderful opportunity to boast with inspiring art, as well as welcome friends old and new.

The gallery is upstairs in the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre in the centre of Crickhowell, next to the car park.

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Gallery on the Usk

49 High Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BH. (T: 01873 811941) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. During the Open Studios weekend, Gallery on the Usk will be showcasing exciting work by established and emerging artists from Wales in their ‘Wild Wales’ exhibition. A selected show of textiles, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewellery and two dimensional art from some of the best of regional talent. Exhibiting artists include Robert Macdonald, Lyndon Thomas, Ros Price Jones and Elizabeth Haines. The gallery is situated on the High Street in Crickhowell, opposite Book-ish and next to Petals the florist. As well as being the home of The Blank Card Company, the gallery features exhibition space which changes throughout the year, ranging from mixed shows to themed exhibitions. The gallery also showcases highly skilled, three-dimensional artists in glass, woodturning, stone and ceramics. Gallery on the Usk takes a very eclectic perspective on art. Work exhibited ranges from the very traditional through to representational and abstract images and forms – the premise being to celebrate the diversity of art from the more inclusive and obvious beauty present in the technical brilliance of some work, through to the sometimes more challenging works in terms of meaning, subject or choice of colour or form. Incorporated within the gallery and online, The Blank Card Company offers a vast range of art cards by over 300 artists from across Britain, several of whom exhibit originals in the gallery. Please see www.galleryontheusk.co.uk and www.theblankcardcompany.co.uk for details and open studio updates at this location. Please park in the town car park. Pass CRiC, turn right and cross the road at the pedestrian crossing into the High Street. The gallery is at first floor level on the left, next to Lloyds TSB and above Petals florist. A = Elizabeth Haines B = Helen Millard C = Anna Pugh

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Gary Ford

Courtroom Café, High Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BD. (T: 07816 597697) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 4pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. Gary Ford’s intricate paintings provide an insight into his visual world. They possess a density of texture with the colour particles affording a textile effect. They are improvisations evolving from a glimpse of memory or a vague dream picture. The technique is a patient, cautious one from which the picture grows slowly. The final image is intended to disobey the laws of optics. Gary has paintings in collections in Germany, France, Ireland and America. The Courtroom Café is upstairs in the Market Hall in the centre of Crickhowell. Wheelchair access via the lift.

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Jane Reynolds

Book-ish, 23 High Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BD. (T: 01873 811256) Sat 25 May: 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 4pm, Mon 27 May: 9.30am – 5.30pm. “Rosanne Jedly is my alter ego. She is self-taught. She is an anagram of me.” Book-ish is next door to Grenfell’s Grocery. My studio is in the basement.

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The Dragon Inn

47 High Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BE. (T: 01873 810362) Sat 25 May: 10.30am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10.30am – 5pm. The attractive Dragon Inn in the centre of Crickhowell is once again supporting the Open Studio event by welcoming 3 artists who will be exhibiting a variety of work. Visitors can enjoy the art as well as the warm hospitality. You may want to linger to enjoy something from the tempting menu.

Kay Leverton (A)

“I am an artist working in scraperboard, a lover of detail and the world of nature all around us. As a dreamer I know what we do today affects our future so I try to savour and enjoy each encounter life bestows and respond with love. I share my point of view through my art and attempt to honour life in so doing. My work is collected in the UK, USA and Europe.”

Marie Bennett (B)

“Inspired by the changing seasons and patterns of the countryside, I have recently returned to sketching and painting in pastel and oil with new vigour and enjoyment.”

Minerva Rodriguez (C) Minerva Rodriguez is a fine artist from the South of Spain. Her realistic style is rooted in portrait work produced and commissioned from a young age. Her work currently centres on depictions of the natural world, which is one of her strongest and earliest influences. As visitors during the 2012 Open Studios were intrigued by Minerva’s Spanish background she will also be showing work influenced by her traditional heritage. Please park in the town car park. Pass CRiC, turn right and cross the road at the pedestrian crossing into the High Street. Turn left. The Dragon Inn is on the left hand side, towards the bottom of the High Street.

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Ginny Topp

Old Cross Keys House, 35 High Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BE. (T: 01873 810697) Sat 25 May: 10am – 6pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 6.30pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 6.30pm. “Having studied at the University of Portsmouth, I graduated with 1st class honours in 3D Design in 2008 and gained an MA Fine Art with distinction in 2012. I have developed a personal philosophy encompassing concepts of the identity and self, destruction and deconstruction, and the phenomenology of illness. My art practice includes installations, film and video, ceramic experimentation and prints.” Old Cross Keys House is at the end of the High Street, near the top of Bridge Street.

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Tim Rossiter

6 Bridge Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1AR. (T: 01873 810301 or 07854 137595) Sat 25 May: 11am – 7pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 7pm, Mon 27 May: 11am – 7pm. Tim Rossiter moved to Wales from his home town of Bristol more than 20 years ago. A painter and sculptor, his recent work has drawn increasingly on themes from Welsh mythology, as well as from music, the landscape and collaborations with Welsh poets. Bridge Street runs from Crickhowell bridge up to the High Street. Number 6 has a green door and a dragon knocker.

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Martine Wills

10 Bridge Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1AR. (T: 01873 810945) Sat 25 May: 10am – 6pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 6pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 6pm. “I am focused on sculpture – working across many media, including wood, bronze and clay. The work is mainly figurative with an emphasis on expression and interaction, albeit often in an abstract form. The clay work includes sculptural pots. I have been active in art for the last 13 years after completing my art studies as a mature student.” On Bridge Street. 100 yards up from the Bridge End Inn and Crickhowell bridge.

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David Roy Kerton

36 Bridge Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1AR. (T: 01873 811336) Sat 25 May: 11am – 4.30pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 4.30pm, Mon 27 May: 11am – 4.30pm. David Roy Kerton has had a lifelong love of art, but has spent most of his working life as a welder fabricator in heavy industry throughout Wales. In the late seventies he attended Hereford College of Art to study Three Dimensional Design. He now paints in acrylics – working from sketches, photographs and memories of the Welsh valleys. His paintings are about atmosphere rather than place alone. Bridge Street runs from Crickhowell bridge up to the High Street. Number 36 is covered in Wisteria.

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Marta Lombard

The Art Room, Beaufort Chambers, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1AA. (T: 07712 894041 or 01873 811665) Sat 25 May: 10.30am – 5.30pm, Sun 26 May: 10.30am – 5.30pm, Mon 27 May: 10.30am – 5.30pm. Marta is a painter printmaker. Oil painting and stone lithography are her main interests. She studied art at Central Saint Martin’s College, London. After obtaining her diploma she gained her BA and PGCE at Goldsmiths College, and taught part time. Colour, line and problem solving are her aims – how to express an abstract thought or emotion. Opposite CRiC. Access through blue and white door, and upstairs to old Council Chambers.

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Carys Rodwell

1 Llangenny Lane, Crickhowell, NP8 1AN. (T: 01873 811658) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. Carys Rodwell designs and produces contemporary art glass pieces and pictures with a quirky style. She uses vibrant colour in an imaginative and humorous way. Each piece is individually made in her home studio. Developing her skills and techniques has enabled her to achieve her ambition of producing unique bespoke pieces. Walking from CRiC towards Abergavenny, pass the fire station, go down the hill and cross the road to the Health Centre. Llangenny Lane is the first left. 5 minutes walk!

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Gareth Axford and Patty Papageorgiou-Axford

20 Dan-y-Grug, Crickhowell, NP8 1DD. (T: 01873 811600) Sat 25 May: 10am – 6pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 6pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 6pm.

Gareth Axford (A) Inspired by his own childhood experiences and those of his two children, along with the beauty of the surrounding countryside, Gareth tries to capture a childlike sense of adventure and imaginative play in his illustrations. Patty Papageorgiou-Axford (B) Patty is a lifestyle and creative photographer with an interest in portraiture, reportage and cinematic composition. Fascinated by what the eye doesn’t always see, she tries to look for and capture these details, as well as infuse her work with some fun. Her exhibited work will be complemented by a selection of photographic and handmade greeting cards and prints for sale. Passing the Shell Garage, towards Brecon, take the first right up Llanbedr Road. Turn right into Dan-yGrug and follow the road up the hill. Number 20 is three quarters of the way up. We are in the garage.

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Gwyn Dix

7 Pen-y-dre, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1DG. (T: 01873 811129) Sat 25 May: 10am – 6pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 6pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 6pm. Originally inspired by the blacksmiths of the Lake Zone, Tanzania, who used recycled metal and charcoal for their forges, Gwyn is a blacksmith who uses a charcoal-fired forge. His work mainly consists of items for the hearth. From Crickhowell take the A40 towards Brecon. Follow the high wall out of town. Turn left after the zebra crossing opposite the primary school, into Everest Drive. Second left and park on the estate before walking up between the hedges.

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The Welsh Academy of Art

The Welsh Academy of Art, The Stables, Glanusk Estate, NP8 1LP. (T: 07815 760240) Sat 25 May: 10am – 3pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 1pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 3pm.

Louise Collis (A)

“With beautiful mountains and fantastic coastline on my doorstep I am inspired by the changing colours, light and history in the landscape. I am passionate about painting outdoors in the landscape, whatever the weather, which I hope gives my paintings a unique energy.”

Lucy Corbett (B) Lucy Corbett, classically trained in Italy, now runs The Welsh Academy of Art, teaching students traditional techniques of drawing and painting. Disciplines include cast drawing, figure, still life and landscape painting. Visit www.lucycorbett.co.uk for more information on courses. From Crickhowell take A40 towards Brecon. Enter the Glanusk Estate via main blue gates. Keep straight following signs for stables (don’t turn right for estate offices). Keep going past walled garden on left. The studio is the doorway to the left of the archway. There is also an entrance to the estate from the B4558 to Llangynidr. The route will be signposted.

Packed with the latest updates, images and information www.visitcrickhowell.co.uk lists participating artists and galleries (and links to their websites), as well as local information. Bottom image: Students work at The Welsh Academy of Art

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Art at The Gliffaes Country Hotel

The Gliffaes Country Hotel, Crickhowell, NP8 1RH. (T: 01874 730371) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm.

Robert Macdonald (A) Well-known as a painter of the Usk Valley, Robert Macdonald is also a printmaker with work in the Victoria and Albert Museum and other public collections. He studied painting at the Royal College of Art and printmaking at the London Central School. Philippine Sowerby (B) Philippine is an artist in wood. Trained originally as a civil engineer, since 2002 she has been creating sculptures and three dimensional puzzles in Welsh hardwood. Her designs are inspired by the nature around her and a sense of the beauty of the ordinary. She is passionate about wood and her work reveals the natural beauty of her medium. Drive out of Crickhowell on the A40 towards Brecon. Pass the Nantyffin Cider Mill at the junction with A479, a quarter of a mile later you will see the sign for the hotel on the right hand side of the road. After 100 metres take the first left and follow the lane up the hill and through the trees for 1 mile until you reach the gates.

Please keep this brochure for future reference. Many of the artists welcome visits to their studios by appointment throughout the year. Botttom image: Garden at The Gliffaes Country Hotel

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Jenny Care

The Granary Studio, Tyllys Farm, Tretower, NP8 1RF. (T: 01874 730036) Sat 25 May: 10.30am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10.30am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10.30am – 5pm.

Jenny Care (A)

The studio sits amongst the farm buildings beneath the ruins of Tretower Castle. Jenny creates her landscape paintings by continually exploring the natural environment and man’s impact on the land. Using oils, watercolour or pastel, they range from vibrant to contemplative works. Her work also includes linoprints of trees and ancient pathways, and drawings of farms and buildings discovered whilst roaming the hills. She paints beautiful animal portraits and to relax she carves small stone sculptures.

Crickhowell Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (B)

This lively group meets every Thursday at the Arts Alive building in Crickhowell. A varied programme of events and workshops is held throughout the year to encourage and preserve the ancient skills of weaving, spinning, dyeing and textile crafts. Beginners may borrow equipment during courses and weekly meetings. For further information visit www.crickhowell-guild-wsd.org.uk. During the open studio days members will demonstrate hand weaving at the Granary Studio each day 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Dora Care (C) An exhibition of textiles designed and hand-woven by Dora, this will include colourful rugs and blankets, beautiful scarves and bags, often using natural dyes and subtle colour changes to enhance the texture of the weave. Also fine braids and hangings using the Theo Moorman technique. Dora was a founder member of the Weaving Centre in Crickhowell in 1984, which has since become the Crickhowell Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Throughout the summer The Granary Studio will be open every Friday 11am –1pm and 2 – 5pm. Other days are by appointment. The following 1 and 2-day workshops will be held during 2013: Painting and Drawing Techniques, Out and About Sketching Days, and Block Printing Textiles using Natural Dyes. For details call 01874 730036 or email linda@boutique-ethique.co.uk Tyllys Farm is in the middle of Tretower village. Parking is available by the church or Tretower Court. (11 steps to studio)

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Yew Tree Studio, Llanigon, Near Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5QA. (T: 01497 820872 or 07968 225391) Sat 25 May: 10am – 6pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 6pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 6pm (or telephone for an appointment outside these hours). David J Williams is a contemporary artist local to Hay-onWye. He came to painting comparatively late in life and is completely self-taught. The sculptor Sid Bernard says “The impact David’s paintings have on folk is magical. He has an ability to create an energy that transports viewers into their own special time and place. It’s a joy to show David’s work in our gallery.” Previous exhibitions include Acquire Arts in Battersea, London, Llangollen International Pavilion, Swansea Museum and Art Gallery, and Wilton and Ludlow castles. From Crickhowell take A40 towards Brecon. Turn right onto A479. From Talgarth, follow signs for Hayon-Wye. A mile before Hay, turn right – signposted ‘Llanigon’. At the junction turn right and drive through a small housing estate. Turn left signposted ‘Old Post Office B&B’. After about 200 metres turn left down the side of St Eigon’s Church. Follow the road through a farm and over a ford, after approx 200 metres Yew Tree Studio can be found on the left.

Crickhowell Open Studio Blog For up-to-date previews and reviews, log onto our blog: orielcricgallery.blogspot.co.uk This is where you can find previews, images and interviews featuring the artists, venues and events that will be on the trail. The blog is also there for you to document your own Open Studio experiences, contribute your own reviews, likes and dislikes, photos or sketches. Please send to: gallery@visitcrickhowell.co.uk (Blog posts are welcome from all ages). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more images and news of events. Facebook: www.fb.com/visitcrickhowell Twitter: @orielcric D = Rhian Symes (Oriel CRiC Gallery) E = David Haswell (Oriel CRiC Gallery)

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St Peter’s Church, Llanbedr, Crickhowell, NP8 1SR. (T: 01873 811330) Sat 25 May: 11am – 4pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 4pm, Mon 27 May: 11am – 4pm. Annabelle Elletson annually curates an exhibition of work by six artists in the charming 11th century stone church of St Peter’s in Llanbedr. This year there will be a selection of paintings, ceramics and sculpture. The venue has also gained a reputation for the tea and cake on offer – making it even more enjoyable to appreciate the art, the stonework, the ancient yew trees and features of the church such as the stone angels carved by the Brute family while they lived in Llanbedr.

Peter Seabourne (A)

Peter Seabourne says of his work that there are “two strands which I have been developing over many years, both concerned with structure and pattern. The first is the examination of the landscape, often within very narrow parameters resulting in images of an ambiguous nature. The second is essentially figurative, exploring the tensions between the natural and manmade”.

Annabelle Elletson (B) Annabelle’s recent work has been concerned with memory and the stories held in objects. She paints the objects as a way of examining their significance to her, the people associated with them and their shared history. Kate Freeman (C)

After training as a designer in the 1980s, Kate led a nomadic life in Ireland and in the UK before moving to Hay-on-Wye. After her second child was born she studied part time at Howard Gardens in Cardiff, graduating with BA (Hons) in Art and Aesthetics in 2007. She continually explores new ways to make paintings using layers of texture, colour and gesture. Although they are usually ‘abstract’, the images created in acrylic paint on canvas often convey a sense of energy and movement. Continued on page 34 Directions for St Peter’s on page 35

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Six at St Peter’s continued

Kwong Kuen-Shan (D) Kwong Kuen-Shan is a Chinese artist and writer. She was born and educated in Hong Kong and spent most of her formative years in London. She now lives and works in Wales where she paints, writes and teaches Chinese art. Her work often reflects her Chinese roots and upbringing. Her current work is mainly landscape painting. She records her observations of the natural beauty of Wales and paints scenes that work with her Chinese thinking and painting techniques. She writes and illustrates her own books combining ancient Chinese teaching with her paintings. Christopher Heneghan (E) Chris took up pottery after a busy professional career. He makes all his pottery himself, and does all the decoration. He favours practical pieces, but likes to make them decorative as well, to entertain the user when in use. He favours bright colours, and his decorations usually reflect that, some being drawn from the world around, some abstract or geometric. He has a range of styles and works to suit a range of tastes and pockets. Phillip Hearsey (F) Inspired by events of the natural world and motivated by the materiality of bronze, Philip Hearsey engages the sand casting process to create the basic forms that he cuts and carves to create unique vessel forms and table sculptures, invariably polishing defining edges in contrast to exquisitely oxidized surfaces. From Crickhowell town car park turn left up Greenhill Way, then right at the roundabout. Continue for two miles up over the hill, then left to Llanbedr. The church is in the centre of the village. Parking at the Village Hall just beyond the church.

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Cae’r-Lan, Llanbedr, Crickhowell, NP8 1ST. (T: 01873 812030) Sat 25 May: 11am – 6pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 6pm, Mon 27 May: 11am – 6pm. Helga sculpts in steel, bronze and clay. Welded steel is an inexpensive way of working directly. Its strength means that large shapes can be penetrated or balanced on a point. These qualities coincide with her interest in the human moving body. From CRiC turn left at the fire station, up Greenhill Way, passing the Llangenny and Llanbedr turn-offs. After the Llanbedr turn-off take the first turn to the right, between the barns and hard-standing as signposted. ¼ mile down a country lane next to the river and over the humpbacked bridge – the studio will be in front of you. (It is 3 miles from the Llanbedr turn-off.)

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Morgan Llewellyn

Llangattock Court, Llangattock, Crickhowell, NP8 1PH. (T: 01873 810116) Sat 25 May: Closed, Sun 26 May: 10.30am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10.30am – 5pm. Morgan paints both landscapes and portraits in watercolour and oils. He is known for his paintings of Venice, one of which is in a royal collection. He also paints local scenes. From Crickhowell/Gilwern enter Llangattock and turn right after Horseshoe Pub. Immediately after passing the church turn right (signposted ‘Dardy’). It’s the first house on the left.

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Glasfryn, Llangattock, Near Crickhowell, NP8 1PH. Open all 3 days. See web for details of times and additional events. Locus: contemporary art exhibited throughout the house and garden, including installation, film, painting and drawing. Visit www.pennyhallas.co.uk for full details and a developing programme of related events. Artists: Stefhan Caddick: www.stefhancaddick.co.uk Penny Hallas: www.pennyhallas.co.uk Rebecca Spooner: www.axisweb.org/artist/rebeccaspooner Philip Watkins: www.axisweb.org/artist/philipwatkins From Llangattock Church head towards Hillside Road, keeping Village Farm House on your left. Glasfryn can be found roughly 60 metres on the right.

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Margaret Llewellyn-Jones

The Stables, Glanonney, Llangattock, NP8 1HU. (T: 01873 811958) Sat 25 May: Closed, Sun 26 May: 11am – 4.30pm, Mon 27 May: 10.30am – 4.30pm. Margaret specialises in brightly coloured colographs which are inspired by local and other, mostly Welsh landscapes and by the history of Wales. She also works in other media. The Stables is on the main road in Llangattock, about 100m beyond the Horseshoe Pub. It’s on the right hand side and has big brown gates, stone walls and a ‘Stables’ sign.

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Julie Woollard

The Old Plough, Llangattock, NP8 1HU. (T: 07831 297165) Sat 25 May: 11am – 4pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 4pm, Mon 27 May: 11am – 4pm. “My projects are remarkably varied, they sometimes have no recognisable style, and yet are recognisably independent and innovative. Visitors are welcome to see works in progress.” The Old Plough is on the main village road in Llangtattock. Look out for 3 flower pots joined with a white chain. Take the access road, on foot, at the back of the house. Turn right before the bridge and right again into the garden – the studio is ahead.

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Lee Wright and Family

Parc Lodge, The Legar, Llangattock, NP8 1HL. (T: 01873 812239) Sat 25 May: 10am – 6pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 6pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 6pm. Lee specialises in producing hand-printed landscapes (linocut, etching and collograph). This exhibition will showcase a new collection of Lee’s local landscapes together with other work. Also on display will be beautiful patchwork bags and cushions made by his mother Thelma, along with intricate woodcarvings made by his father David. As usual, homemade cake and a nice cup of tea will be offered to all. From Crickhowell cross over the bridge towards Llangattock, then turn left. Continue straight, with the River Usk to your left and The Vine Tree and houses, to the right. Parc Lodge is the last house before the fields, with parking on the right after the stone wall.

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Art at Glangrywney Court

Glangrywney Court, Glangrywney, Crickhowell, NP8 1ES. (T: 01873 811288) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. The Jackson family of Glangrywney Court is once again supporting the Open Studio weekend by making their beautiful 18th century wedding barn available as a venue for a group of 4 artists to exhibit their work. Turn off the busy A40 to find a tranquil and peaceful haven of 33 acres of parkland surrounding this elegant Georgian mansion and converted cottages.

Mark Zytynski (A) Mark is a fine art photographer of trees, woodlands and landscapes. He has a unique style of making prints using textured papers, resulting in a print with a real ‘painterly’ feel. In order to show the full quality and texture of this print style, the prints are displayed without glass. He uses either a contemporary ‘float frame’ or ‘tiles on canvas’, where the finished artwork is made up from a number of ‘tiles’ bonded onto a classic artist’s canvas with a painted border. Catherine Baker (B) Catherine’s work begins from ideas sketched and noted down when walking through the landscape. The resulting paintings are a distillation of the essential colours, sensations and marks from the sketches. Catherine looks for patterns, echoes of shapes, lines and the layers of natural and manmade history. Elizabeth Westcott (C)

Elizabeth studied art at Cheltenham College in 1992. She has been settled in rural Wales for 16 years. Flowers, fields, mountains and gardens provide inspiration for her work. She uses acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas. Her textured images capture the freedom and creative energy of nature. Touches of gold and silver leaf, gemstones and glitter, pick out the highlights in her paintings. Continued on page 45

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Josephine Hughes (D)

Josephine is a textile artist whose love of colour and texture has led her to make unique rugs and wall hangings. She will be demonstrating punch needle during the course of the weekend. She also makes smoke fired pottery, some of which will be on display. Glangrwyney Court is located just off the main A40. From Crickhowell follow the signposts for Abergavenny for 2 miles. Pass the Bell Inn on your right. Glangrwyney Court is the second turn on the left, with signpost opposite.

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Artworkhouse Gallery and Studios

The Old Workhouse, Hatherleigh Place, Union Road West, Abergavenny, NP7 7RL. (T: 07974 397724 or 07816 460156) Sat 25 May: 10am – 6pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 6pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 6pm. Angela Bowen (A) set up the Artworkhouse Gallery and Studio after completing her degree four years ago. “Although there are five of us sharing the studio we all tend to work at different times. I prefer painting in the evenings whilst listening to music to give a more comfortable environment. The wallpaper and fabrics in my paintings create the atmosphere, whilst the furniture and figures make the space. By using these vibrant patterns and a flat colour I can either push objects into view or camouflage items so you might not view them upon first glance.” Harriet Lloyd (B) uses an assemblage of hand drawn images in ink, watercolour, gouache, photographs and other materials to create intrigue and narrative in her pictures. Her work references childhood memories and fairy tales, together with everyday objects, sometimes juxtaposed with the unexpected – resulting in nostalgic and evocative scenes. Teena Hughes (C) likes to think of her work as visual poetry – objects placed in rhythmic ways in place of words, to create ambience and suggestion rather than obvious intent. John Hurst (D) is self-taught but with a declared ambition at the age of 10 to become an artist. John has had to wait until his early retirement to bring about that ambition. He paints almost exclusively in acrylic, drawing on the Welsh landscape and people for inspiration, and experimenting with different techniques and styles to develop himself and his work. All four artists will be exhibiting in the Artworkhouse Gallery in an exhibition entitled ‘Inside and Outside’ from 18th May to 16th June. For more details visit www.abergavennyartists.co.uk/ arttrail.html or email info@abergavennyartists.co.uk From Crickhowell, after entering Abergavenny turn right at the first roundabout onto the A4143. In 50 metres turn right through the Autolaque gates.

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The Art Shop

No 8, Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EH. (T: 01873 852 690) Sat 25 May: 9.15am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 3pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 4pm. The Art Shop holds regular exhibitions with up to 8 shows a year. Exhibiting work by local, international, established and emerging artists – painters, printmakers, sculptors, illustrators, ceramic artists, jewellers and book artists. A 16th century townhouse, the first floor displays artwork in a domestic interior. On the ground floor the shop sells specialist artists’ materials – fine papers, paints, printmaking equipment, carefully selected art books and magazines. Everything for the beginner, the practising artist and the creative child. Showing until 15th June is ‘Everything Familiar Up Close’ by Melbourne-born artist, Elizabeth Barnett (B). We met her at Camberwell College of Arts MA Illustration show and have shown her work for a number of years, even after her return to Australia. “This body of paintings is perhaps the most joyful work I have made to date”. Last year she discovered she was pregnant and everything familiar was magnified. Her imagery represents growth, quiet reflection and appreciation for small and often overlooked things. Showing alongside Elizabeth is Kilkenny Workshop based artist, Andrew Ludick (A). Andrew’s hand-built, functional ceramic vases and bowls are boldly decorated with colourful shapes and patterns. Diverse influences include Paul Klee, Thelonious Monk, Native American and African art. You will also see a collection of jewellery by local artist Amanda Caines (C), recently moved from London. She creates unique hand stitched and bound fabric pieces using semi-precious stones, wood, object d’art, tumbled glass and vintage jewellery. Amanda exhibits at Flow Gallery, London. Everything in this exhibition can be purchased through the Arts Council of Wales Collectorplan interest free credit scheme. The Art Shop is open throughout the year Tuesday – Saturday, 9.15am – 5pm. For more information visit www.artshopandgallery.co.uk or email admin@artshopandgallery.co.uk From Crickhowell follow the A40 to the centre of Abergavenny. From Hereford Road/A40 turn right onto Cross Street. The Art Shop and gallery is on the left shortly after the Angel Hotel.

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Martin’s Gallery

Martin’s Framing and Gallery, The Old Police Station, Abergavenny, NP7 5BB. (T: 01873 856633) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. Martin’s Gallery is situated in the Old Police Station, Abergavenny – a building with immense character and history. The gallery exhibits some of the very best professional artists’ work from across the country. The gallery runs a permanent exhibition, with artists coming from throughout the United Kingdom. This allows the gallery to continually feature new work. At present work is featured by Peter Howson OBE, John Bellaney, Graham McKean from Glasgow, Michael Barnfather from Derbyshire, Douglas Grey from Scarborough, our own Goff Danter and some of Wales’ best up-and-coming artists such as Chris Prosser, Denise di Battista, Jane Pritchard, Julia Menzies and Roger Morgan, as well as resident artist Helena Jay who specialises in animal portraits. The gallery has also introduced a range of fine jewellery from designer Charlotte Jones, based in the beautiful Neath valley. Martin affords his visitors a warm welcome. Situated in Baker Street directly opposite Abergavenny library. A public car park is situated on the right hand side of the building and the cinema is on the left. A = ‘Sharpness’ by Michael Barnfather B = ‘The Mustard’ by Goff Danter C = ’I used to do that’ by Graham McKean D = ‘Across the Hafod’ by Goff Danter

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Jane Turner

33 Park Avenue, Abergavenny, NP7 5SH. (T: 07816 260711) Sat 25 May: 12 noon – 4pm, Sun 26 May: 12 noon – 4pm, Mon 27 May: 12 noon – 4pm. Jane is a stone carver and letter-cutter. She designs and makes sculptures, plaques, decorative carvings and headstones. She also works with her husband, Russell, on larger public commissions under the name Turner & Turner. Last summer they completed a sculptural fountain for Pontypool Park and they are currently working on a piece incorporating lettering, carving and dry-stone walling for the National Trust village of Cushendun in Northen Ireland. From A40 through Abergavenny, turn into Park Avenue, opposite Robert Price. Go past the public car park on the right. Number 33 is on the left, just after Skirrid Road.

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Helen Langford

15 Nevill Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5AA. (T: 07807 274021) Sat 25 May: 10am – 3pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 3pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 3pm. Helen is a professional artist who draws inspiration from seasonal changes in the countryside. Over the last year she has been focusing her attention on the Brecon and Monmouth Canal. As an expressionist Helen enjoys working with form and colour, primarily in acrylic, but she also likes to experiment with other mediums.

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24 Ostringen Close, Abergavenny, NP7 5LY. (T: 01873 856765) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. As a trained architect Anthony has sketched and painted for many years. He paints in oils and watercolour in many locations at home and abroad. He is currently a Friend of the Royal Academy. From the Angel Hotel, take the Hereford Road towards Mardy. Take the first right into Lower Monk Street. Go straight over the mini roundabout. Take the first left into Gavenny Way, then the first left into Ostringen Close.

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Court Cupboard Craft Gallery

New Court Farm, Llantilio Pertholey, Abergavenny, NP7 8AU. (T: 01873 852011) Sat 25 May: 10.30am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10.30am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10.30am – 5pm. The Court Cupboard Craft Gallery is housed in a beautiful old barn just outside Abergavenny and nestles in a picturesque setting by the Skirrid Mountain. It showcases a wide range of high-quality, collectible art and crafts from members of the Black Mountains Circle and their guests. As a co-operative the gallery is staffed by its members, so each day visitors will receive a warm welcome from one of the friendly artists or makers, who can often be seen creating some of the items on display. The gallery currently has about 25 members including local artists Keith Foster, David Haswell, Calwyn Glastonbury and Pam Rees; ceramicists Gaynor Elliott and Noel Delaney; and glass artist Cag Rodwell. There’s also weaver Stuart Neale (A) (Sioni Rhys Handweavers), Wendy James of Wye Valley Woodturners (B), basket maker Judy Hartley, textile jeweller Louise Lovell, spinner Sarah Stacey and blacksmith Barrie Hartley. Textile art is by Anne Gullick and Penny Turnbull, quilt work by Carol Chambers, and knitting by Glenda Morgan. There’s jewellery by Frances Lester, Annette Yates (D), Lorna Davis (C), Susan Pochran and Andrea Davis. And our large display of Welsh lovespoons, hand carved by David and Joan Jones, is not to be missed. The gallery hosts year-round exhibitions and workshops, including basketry, ‘emotional baggage’, fused glass, pottery, sewing, silver jewellery, spinning, sugarcraft and watercolour painting. Visitors are welcome to relax in the comfortable coffee area (by the log fire in winter!) or outside on the patio, where they can enjoy views of the Skirrid and Sugarloaf Mountains. From Abergavenny take the A465 north towards Hereford. After about two miles, turn first right (towards Skenfrith B5421) and follow brown ‘Craft Gallery’ signs.

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Gelliwelltog Barn, Partrishow, Abergavenny, NP7 7LR. (T: 01873 890260) Fri 24 May: 11am – 5pm, Sat 25 May: 11am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 11am – 5pm, Tue 28 May: 11am – 5pm. Five-Ways Art is nestled into the valley just below the outstanding 11th century church of Partrishow. (The church is well worth a visit with an intricately carved 16th century rood screen, mural paintings and one of the oldest fonts in the country). Established and emerging artists from across Wales are represented in a mixed show of print, sculpture and painting. Prices start from a very modest £70. The exhibition is in a magical unconverted 18th century barn, with spectacular views out over the Sugarloaf Mountain. The quantity and quality of work on display makes the journey rewarding and you can expect a hot cup of tea, a slice of homemade cake and a warm welcome from Lexy Yorke and Vicky Penn. Contributing artists include Emrys Williams (B), Anthea Stillwell (A), Howard Coles (C), Lisa Carter, Carloe Randle, Rex Birchmore, Lois Hopwood, Robert Macdonald, Judith Stroud, Daniel Williams, Veronica Gibson, Annie Spearman, Marijke Braaksma and more. To see the full breadth of Five-Ways artists please go online www.five-ways.net. Five-Ways has a permanent online collection and works can be purchased from the website. From Crickhowell, turn left just after the fire station up Greenhill Way and then right at the mini roundabout. Carry on this road for about 2 miles or so, until you turn left at a sign saying Grwyne Fawr and Llanthony, (follow red CRiC Open Studios and Five-Ways signs from here). From Abergavenny, take the Old Hereford Road out of town to Pantygelli, taking the first left at Bailey’s garage just after the Crown Inn. Continue on this road for approx 2 miles through Bettws and past the Forest Coal Pit sign until you come to the bottom of the valley and a five ways crossroads. Follow the CRiC Open Studios and FiveWays signs from here.

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Llanvihangel Court

Llanvihangel Court, Llanvihangel Crucorney, NP7 8DH. (T: 01873 890217) Sat 25 May: 11am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 11am – 5pm. Llanvihangel Court is a beautiful Elizabethan Manor which is this year showing the work of several artists throughout the house and gardens. Explore the gardens following a trail of sculptures by Russell Turner and Simon Coolley. Enjoy a woodland fairy walk for children or linger in a pop-up tearoom in the courtyard. An exhibition of drawings and paintings in the house will include work by the Abergavenny Art Group.

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Russell designs and makes figurative pieces in stone, metal and fibreglass – some small enough for an indoor setting. He works with his wife, Jane, on larger public commissions, including a sculptural fountain which was installed at Pontypool Park in 2012. Recently, Russell has begun designing more abstract sculpture, employing his computer modelling skills.

Simon Coolley (B) Simon’s sculptures begin as drawings made whilst listening to music. The aim is simply to allow the hand to move with the music. Whilst they do not attempt to describe the music, they follow an exploration of its influence. The Tretower drawing is created by the layering of fine lines, and is one of a series in pen and ink. Further information on Simon’s work and courses can be found at www.studysculpture.com Abergavenny Art Group (C)

The Abergavenny Art Group is very happy to take part in the Open Studios and Galleries trail for the second year, and is looking forward to sharing Llanvihangel Court as an art venue with two solo artists. The group celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. It meets in Llantilio Pertholey Hall twice a month on Monday evenings from September through to the end of May. It organises a series of art demonstrations, talks and practical workshops, concluding with an annual exhibition at Holy Trinity Church Hall in Baker Street, Abergavenny, which this year runs from 27 July to 3 August. This year’s guest artist will be Haydn Gear – a long-time member of the art group. Llanvihangel Court is 4 miles from Abergavenny on the A465 to Hereford. After the turning to Llanvihangel Crucorney take the first right signposted to the house.

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Chapel Cottage Studio and Gallery

Llanddewi Rhydderch, Abergavenny, NP7 9TT. (T: 01873 840282 or 07935 934898) Sat 25 May: 10am – 4pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 4pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 4pm. Chapel Cottage Studio is a small, family run, teaching studio nestled in the Welsh countryside, just 4 miles outside of Abergavenny. Resident artist and tutor Jantien Powell is well known locally for her rural images that centre around the characters and stunning landscapes of Wales that are so dear to her. The studio is located in the grounds of Jantien’s home – set in an acre of field and garden, with beautiful views of the Black Mountain range towards Mynydd Garn Wen. A real family business, run by Jantien and her daughter Tiz, there is a homely feel at Chapel Cottage Studio. As they only cater for a maximum of 12 students per class, there is always a warm welcome to be found. You will find a wide selection of classes and workshops on offer, ranging from 2 hour evening classes to 5 day courses, covering various different art mediums and textile techniques. All full day classes also include a hearty, home-cooked lunch, making your day out a real treat! There are workshops to suit all levels of ability and due to the small, friendly class sizes you will always get plenty of one-to-one tuition from Jantien, or one of her small group of tutors. Jantien prides herself on offering a very high standard of tuition at Chapel Cottage Studio, and only chooses the very best tutors to work with her there. During the open studio days visitors will be welcome to view an exhibition of Jantien’s work, and find out much more about all the classes and events available at Chapel Cottage Studio. Come and enjoy a cup of tea, a slice of homemade cake and enjoy the views from the patio! To find out more visit www.chapelcottagestudio.co.uk or email info@chapelcottagestudio.co.uk From the Hardwick roundabout (just south of Abergavenny) take the B4598 signposted Usk and Clytha. After 100 yards follow signs to Chapel Cottage Studio on left. (OS 334642/212511) A = ‘Farmers’ Weekly’ B = Jantien at work (photograph by Michael Woodward) C = ‘Lion Street’

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Editha Openshaw

Sunnyrock House, Dardy, Crickhowell, NP8 1PU. (T: 01873 810378) Sat 25 May: closed, Sun 26 May: closed, Mon 27 May: 10.30am – 5pm. “I studied Fine Art at Hereford College of Arts and graduated with an honours degree in 2010. I am trying to explore through art the very origins of creation and its unseen forces. I will be showing icons as an important part of my body of work.” Cross Crickhowell bridge, turn right. After half a mile take the first left by the sign for Ty Croeso B&B. Go up the hill, crossing a small canal bridge. Sunny Rock House is clearly signposted. Turn into the property on the right, park in the large yard and walk into the front garden.

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Kay Millward

10 Erw Bant, Llangynidr, Crickhowell, NP8 1LX. (T: 01874 730754) Sat 25 May: 10.30am – 4pm, Sun 26 May: 10.30am – 4pm, Mon 27 May: 10.30am – 4 pm. Kay uses various techniques to create a range of ceramic vessels and decorative pieces, from bowls and mugs, through money boxes and oil burners, to quirky animal sculptures. She is especially inspired by dragons, which she likes to incorporate into functional pieces as well as purely ornamental ones. Erw Bant, off Forge Road, is almost opposite Llangynidr Service Station. The studio is at the rear of number 10.

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Ty Cam, Talybont on Usk, Brecon, LD3 7JD. (T: 01874 676458) Sat 25 May: 11am – 6pm, Sun 26 May: 11am – 6pm, Mon 27 May: 11am – 6pm. Harry is a woodturner using locally-sourced timber from within the Brecon Beacons. His handcrafted pieces range from larger ‘statement’ bowls and platters to everyday kitchenware. Travel 6 miles west from Crickhowell along the A40. Pass through Bwlch and take the next left turn onto Station Road, Talybont. Turn right at the T junction and find us on the left, immediately under the bridge. Look out for the mushrooms! No dogs please.

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Nigel Forster

5 Powells Terrace, Talybont on Usk, LD3 7JA. (T: 01874 676402) Sat 25 May: 10am – 6pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 6pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. Nigel is a professional photographer with a unique collection of photographic prints from the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire and elsewhere. He also runs a variety of photography courses. Follow A40 towards Brecon until you reach the Talybont signs. The studio is in the centre of the village of Talybont on Usk, between the Star and White Hart pubs (on the opposite side of the road). Talybont on Usk is 8 miles from Crickhowell.

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Tynywern, Talybont on Usk, Brecon, LD3 7YQ. (T: 01874 676293) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. “I experiment with ways to ‘draw’ in glass – layering the glass and using the cutline to create movement. I use moulds to shape the glass to create form and texture. Finally I use traditional methods of glass painting. Many of my pieces are fired 3 times to create the desired effect. I also make stained glass panels.” In the village of Talybont, go over the lifting bridge by the Post Office. This is the road to Aber and the reservoir. Park in the car park. Tynywern is the right hand side of a red brick semi-detached house.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates on Open Studio and other events in the area. Twitter: @orielcric Facebook: www.fb.com/visitcrickhowell F = Kate Dawson

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Janet Foster

Mountain View House, Llanfrynach, Near Brecon, LD3 7BQ. (T: 01874 665409) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. Janet has always been involved in the creative arts. When not playing her viola or singing in chamber choirs she devotes her time to putting brush to paper and board, painting bold and imaginative landscapes and still life in acrylic, oil and watercolour. Take the A40 towards Brecon. After passing though Llanhamlach turn left and follow the signs to Llanfrynach. Park by the church. Turn right at the lychgate. Pass the red telephone box and over the bridge. Enter studio via the second drive on the left hand side.

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Saffron Waghorn

Shepherd’s Cottage (No. 5), Forest Lodge, Libanus, Brecon, LD3 8NW. (T: 07874 638272) Sat 25 May: 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 May: 10am – 5pm, Mon 27 May: 10am – 5pm. Heavily influenced by architecture, Saffron has worked predominantly in stone for 30 years. An education in fine art (sculpture), stonemasonry and lettercutting has equipped her for a versatile and rewarding career throughout the UK. Her work ranges from private and public commissions (including community workshops) to architectural restoration and specialised memorials. Take the A470 from Brecon, following signs for Cardiff. After Libanus turn right onto the A4215, then second left to Forest Lodge. Take the third entrance on the left.

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Your feedback plays an important part in planning future Crickhowell Open Studio events. Please do take 5 minutes to complete this questionnaire and help us to continue to improve Crickhowell Open Studios for visitors and participants alike. Please leave this form at a Crickhowell Open Studio venue/ studio or return to Oriel CRiC Gallery, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN. You can also download a copy from www.visitcrickhowell.co.uk and return by email. Thank you! 1. Have you visited Crickhowell Open Studios and Galleries in previous years? Yes No 2. How many venues might you visit in total this year? 3. How do you generally decide which studios/venues to visit? I liked the image of the artist’s work in the Open Studios and Galleries guide. I like to return to studios/venues I have previously enjoyed visiting. I like to visit artists/venues in my area. I like to visit new/different studios/venues. I wanted to explore this part of the county. I am with family/friends who have chosen which studios/ venues to visit. I was passing and saw the signs. 4. How did you hear about the Crickhowell Open Studios and Galleries? I’ve visited the event before Press article Word of mouth Participating artist Web search/e-mail Tourist information I just happened to be passing Brochure/flyer Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre Other, please specify:


5. Why are you visiting the studios today? An enjoyable day out. A chance to find out more about art. The chance to see an artist’s workplace. The chance to see a demonstration/ask questions. Time for peaceful contemplation. The purchase of an artwork for myself. The purchase of an artwork as a gift for someone else. Other, please specify:

6. Your additional comments are valued:

7. Your postcode: This helps us find out where our visitors come from. Prize Draw Complete your details below to be entered in the Prize Draw for the chance to win ÂŁ50 to be spent at the Oriel CRiC Gallery, Crickhowell. Name: Postal address:

Email: Please send me future information about: Crickhowell Open Studios and Galleries Oriel CRiC Gallery Other arts events CONFIDENTIALITY The information on this form will be held on computer and will be subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. It will only be used for research and statistical analysis purposes by CRiC.


Key to symbols Please consider the symbols at each venue before planning your visit: Suitable for disabled access. (Toilet facilities may be limited if at an artist’s home) Toilets available Some refreshments may be for sale

Tourist Information available Parking nearby Parking in town car park

The Open Studio weekend is a collaborative project managed by CRiC staff members and volunteers, with the support of artists. As a self-fi nancing community event we are very grateful for the support received from advertisers, businesses and venues who offer exhibition space for artists to showcase their work. Please contact CRiC if you would like to participate or advertise during 2014.

Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN. Tel: 01873 811970 Email: gallery@visitcrickhowell.co.uk Front cover image by Louise Collis. Back cover image by Janet Foster. Guide designed by www.ahgraphicdesign.co.uk

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Profile for Allison Hodgkiss

Crickhowell Open Studios and Galleries 2013 Guide  

Crickhowell Open Studios and Galleries 2013 Guide

Crickhowell Open Studios and Galleries 2013 Guide  

Crickhowell Open Studios and Galleries 2013 Guide

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