This week I have been working with my good friend Imogen who is a Silversmith turning Sapele domes for her silver candelabras.
Wythnos ym rwyf wedi bod yn gweithio gyda Imogen fy ffrind drwy durnio gwylodion pren ar gyfer ei canwyllbrenau arian.
I have also had a couple of special commissions which has been really lovely.
Rwyf hefyd wedi bod yn gweithio ar ambell i gomisiwn arbennig.
I have been turning some stock for my next show ‘Craft in the Pen’ Skipton. Never done this one before and very excited to be taking part. Its held in a cattle shed so I will feel right at home! this will be on the weekend 16-17th of November.
Rwyf wedi bod yn turnio stoc ar gyfer fy sioe nesaf sef ‘Craft in the Pen’ Skipton. Tro cyntaf imi wneud y sioe yma ag yn edrych ymlaen iddo. Bydd y sioe dros penwythnos 16-17 o Dachwedd.
I really enjoy doing commissions for special occasions. I have had very interesting jobs this year varying from trophies, to Welsh wedding gifts to retirement gifts.
Weddings- I get many interesting wedding commissions where I discuss with the customer what they would like written on the bowls. Some like to have the name of the bride and groom and date on the bowls, others like to have part of a poem and then the bride and groom’s names and date, and others like to have just a poem on the bowls with the name of bride and groom and date underneath the bowl.
I then will create a mock up of their requests similar to this image below.
I will also send images of bowls I have in stock in the customer’s price range, and type or wood colour.
These are only some of the bowls I have created this year…with thread colours chosen to go with the wedding’s colours, bridal colours, or their homes etc.
These are some lovely bowls I have made as retirement gifts for teachers in Secondary School in my local area, with the schools poem etched on the rim of the bowl.
These are examples of the trophies I have made this year. Sheepdog trials and A level college trophies to reward excellence.
If you have any special occasions coming up or weddings or events do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your requirements. firstname.lastname@example.org
This year has been very busy. Over the past two years I have been doing a Pgce course and completed it in June.
I was fortunate to win a bursary off The Worshipful Company of Woodturners which allows me to develop my skills in woodturning through tuition with Les Symonds.
This has been a brilliant experience and given me the fire in my belly to develop new ideas and push my skills in woodturning and refine.
I’m currently preparing for my upcoming shows starting with The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in October 10th- 13th.
I will also be taking part in a new show this year ‘ Craft in the Pen’ Skipton 15th- 17th of November.
I also will have work at Oriel Ty Meirion for their upcoming exhibition ‘Fairytale and Folklore’ that runs from end of October to January. I will have a selection of bowls with old Welsh poetry about folk singing, reciting, and poetry.
I have started to develop a new product range in milking stools which are now up on the website. You can choose your own wood type and colours for these. You can check these out here- https://www.miriamjones.co.uk/product-category/three-legged-stools/
I also have updated my colour chart, and have new colours for the multi thread vases. https://www.miriamjones.co.uk/shop/decorative-vessels/multi-thread-flower-pot/
Ddim yn bell o fod yn barod rwan ar gyfer yr Eisteddfod.
Fyddai yn y dent Artisan neu Neuadd arddangos gynt yn rhanu stondin gyda Gemwaith Sara Lois. Dewch draw in gweld. Fydd y ddau bolwen newydd yma yno i’w gweld.
Penwythnos gwych llawn hwyl a cerddoriaeth da! Diolch i bawb a ddaeth draw i’m stondin! llawer o bethau wedi cael cartefi newydd ag wedi dod nol efo fawr ddim o gardiau busnes ar ol!
Welwn ni chi gyd yn yr EISTEDDFOD YNYS MON NESAF!! gwaith paratoi a chreu stoc ato rwan!
A weekend full of fun and great music! Thank you everyone who came to visit my stall. Many items have gone to new homes and I have nearly ran out of business cards!
Next show will be the National EISTEDDFOD IN ANGLSEY. lots of restocking and preperation to do over the next few weeks!
Oedd hi eithaf hudolys gweld y lampau bach wedi ei goleuo yn eu holl ogoniant neithiwr yn y nos. Dydi’r llunia ddim yn wych..mae werth eu gweld mewn person.
It was quite magical seeing all the lamps lit up and glowing in the dark last night. Pictures really don’t do them enough justice.
Heddiw fues i yn Ty Newydd yn gorffen y cerflun mawr gyda Joe Roberts a gwylio y lampau yn cael eu goleuo! Hefyd esi draw i ddeud helo i’r bwrdd coffi yn llyfrgell y ty.
Today I went to finish the large sculpture with Joe Roberts and watch the lamps being connected to electricity! I also paid a visit to my coffee table in the library in the house.
Diolch i chi gyd a ddaeth draw i fy stondin Dydd Sadwrn yn gardd Palas Print a Lotti a wren. Cefais ddiwrnod llwyddiannus iawn ag wedi joio sgwrsho efo hwn a llall a dod i nabod Katie Mai, Lora Wyn a Sara Lois fy ngyd-grefftwyr yn yr ardd!
Mi fyddai wedi diweddaru fy ngwefan yn fuan iawn efo’r stoc newydd o bowlenni.
Hefyd mi fydd fy ngwaith yn cael ei arddangos yn Galeri Caernarfon o’r 22 o Fai ymlaen hyd nes Gorffennaf yn yr arddangosfa “Cywrain”. Ewch draw iw gweld os ydych yn yr ardal!
Thank you to everyone who came to visit my stall at Caernarfon Food Festival this weekend. I had a very successful weekend and enjoyed myself very much.
I shall be updating my website soon with new bowls and also setting up my work for a new exhibition at GALERI Caernarfon staring on 22nd of May until July.