The Makers Guild in Wales,
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff Bay
Craft in the Bay is the home of The Makers Guild in Wales, housing work from over 80 selected craft makers. Explore the very best of contemporary Welsh craft under the huge gallery space in Cardiff Bay The gallery also hosts exhibitions of craft and applied art from both emerging and renowned artists from Wales and further afield, as well as workshops and special events.
Llantrisant Gallery, Model House,
The Bull Ring, Llantrisant
Based in Model House Art and Design Centre at The Bull Ring in the historic town of Llantrisant. Stocking a huge range of gifts and Welsh handmade arts and crafts, carefully selected by Becky. You can also visit the other tenants of Model House, local artists working in the other studios upstairs, and you may even get to meet gallery dog Daisy!
Victoria Fearn Gallery
6b Heol y Deri, Rhiwbina, Cardiff
An independent art gallery situated in the beautiful garden village of Rhiwbina, North Cardiff. Specialising in original artworks and contemporary British crafts, the gallery has an excellent collection of gifts to suit all tastes at affordable prices. Victoria works closely with our artists to bring a uniquely curated selection of contemporary art to the gallery featuring well known Welsh artists and top British designers. Art exhibitions change frequently, featuring numerous Welsh artists.
St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff
St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction and admission is free. The museum shop stocks an exciting range of welsh products to suit all ages and pockets, from jewellery, accessories, homeware, food and drink to stationery, books and children’s toys – and everything in between..
Oriel Makers, 37 Pen y Lan Road, Roath Park, Cardiff
Run by a community of artists and makers, Oriel Makers has built up a reputation for high quality, unusual, contemporary art and craft work including ceramics, glass, paintings, textiles, wood, metalwork, leather, prints, jewellery and greetings cards, including Welsh language cards. Visitors can meet the Makers themselves, browse or commission a unique piece of work.
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Tower House Gallery
29 High Street, Knighton
The Tower House Gallery has been a venue for the contemporary arts and crafts people of Radnorshire and The Marches since 1999. Located in Knighton next to the iconic clock tower (it’s on every picture postcard!), the building was a grocers’ shop for over a century. With a simple ethos: buy local, buy British, buy fair.
Gate Gallery & Glassworks
11 Watergate, Brecon
Established in 2004, The Gate Gallery & Glassworks in Brecon primarily sells handblown and cut glass produced on site by co-owner and artist in residence Kathryn Roberts MA(RCA). The gallery also stocks small collections of ceramics, stained glass, kiln formed glass, enamel, leather & textiles by the best talented Welsh applied artists and craft makers.
Corris Craft Centre Corris, Machynlleth
Situated in Southern Snowdonia, The Real Wales Gift Shop and Craft Studios, where you can meet the talented designer-makers and buy their handmade items. Also home to some uniquely different visitor attractions, the magical world of King Arthur’s Labyrinth, and an abandoned Welsh slate mine. At the centre of everything is the Y Crochan café. Serving Welsh tea, home made cakes and an all-day menu which is created using delicious local produce.
Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys
The Welsh Collection can now be foung in the gallery shop. A stunning display of unique contemporary giftware, beautiful handmade jewellery, textiles and craft, gorgeous books and stationary in English and Welsh, stylish homeware, children's toys and much more to capture the imagination. Oriel Davies is the perfect place to shop for that special gift.
'Relish' The light, bright modern Café at Oriel Davies is a great place to eat, drink and meet friends. During the Summer months, the Café extends onto the terrace, allowing visitors to eat al fresco.
Jane Davies Fashion Design
No.10 Wrexham Street, Mold
The flagship store for Fashion Designer Jane Davies in the beautiful market town of Mold. The Jane Davies label is designed in the studio where the concept is translated into a product before being created by a team of skilled manufacturers. This collection is only to be found at No 10. Each season a select few British and European designer labels are chosen to hang within the shop.
Coterie Leather Studio
Llawhaden, Narberth, SA67 8HR
Visit Tracy at work in her studio on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Narberth. See all the stunning ranges of leather and different styles of bags she is working on. If you're interested in commissioning your own bag, a visit to the studio is helpful in picking out colours, textures, and styles to suit your requirements.
Or if you'd like to make something yourself, learn a new skill, see our range of fun and practical workshops suitable for beginners. Surrounded by the smell of leather, in Coterie's purpose built, light and airy leather studio, with absolutely no experience necessary, you'll go away having learnt how to cut and prepare leather, with hand stitching and finishing techniques, and put them into practice making your own unique handmade item.
East Gate Creative Hwb cic,
132 Main Street, Pembroke
East Gate creative Hwb is a gallery, shop and studio tucked away at the east end of Pembroke Main Street. Registered as a community interest company in early 2021 , we bring together established and new artists/makers to improve accessibility to creative art in its many forms.
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