Coedwig (Forest) is the latest show at Oriel Myrddin http://www.orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/ in Carmarthen. This is their yearly selected winter show with a range of arts and crafts for sale. Newport Collective'snewportcollective.blogspot.com Philippa Sibert http://www.cardiganopenstudios.co.uk/philippasibert.html is showing a selection of paintings, monoprints and mixed media works which all reflect the chosen theme beautifully. I love the work that you find at this gallery and one of the other makers selected is one I have met at other events over the past two years and is a favourite of mine, Eve O'Neil http://www.needlefeltart.co.uk/. She makes delightful needle felted animals and birds which are all exquistely created and here they are displayed in an old medical or museum case which adds to their charm. The hedgerow and rustic basketmaker Susie Vaughan http://www.susievaughan.co.uk/ has some of her latest creations included too and I was very curious as to how she constructed the bases of two of them...a weaving puzzle. Lots of the work is actually very affordable and I would recommend a visit before you find yourself dizzy with distraction in the big chainstores. Lots of thoughtful care and soul in some handmade wares can be found at this treasure box of a show.
|Philippa Sibert Oil on Canvas|