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Syniadau ar gyfer anrhegion Santes Dwynwen a Sant Ffolant/ Gift ideas for ‘Santes Dwynwen’ and ‘Valentines day’

Dyma rhai o ddarnau newydd sydd wedi ei cyrraedd y wefan heno. Ewch draw i edrych arnynt yn iawn yn yr adran ‘Powlenni’ ar y wefan! Neu mae croeso i chi gysylltu a mi i drafod comisiwn arbennig a phersonol.

Mi gerddaf gyda thi”

cariad pur syd fel y dur”

rhodio’i heddwch wrthyf f’hun”

 

Few new items uploaded to the website tonight. Go over to the ‘Bowls’ section on the Website to have a closer look! Or you are more than welcome to email me ideas of personal messages for your loved ones. 

I’ll walk with you all the years ahead”

While there are two”

I’ll walk in peace on my own, or with another soul”

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Edrych yn ol ar waith gradd /looking back on uni work #throwbackthursday

Wythnos yma dwi wedi bod yn helpu myfyrwyr  Coleg Meirion Dwyfor lle dwi’n gweithio fel technegydd rhan amser i greu llwyau metal. 

This week I have been assisting Coleg Meirion Dwyfor Students with their metal work. I work part time at the college and their project this week was to create a metal spoon.

Es i a rhain a wnes i yn fy ail flwyddyn ar cwrs gradd 3d design i ddangos iddynt fel engraifft.

  took the spoons I created in my second year of the 3D Design course to show as an example for them.

Mae’n rhyfedd edrych yn ol, gan mai bryd hynny doedd genai fawr ddim diddordeb mewn gwaith pren , a metal oedd pob dim.

It’s odd looking back at these spoons; at the time I didn’t have much interest in wood work and focused a lot more on metalwork.


 Rhyfedd sut mae pethau yn troi allan, ag hefyd sut bod elfenau o’r gwaith metal yma – sef y lapio weiren denau brass fel addurn wedi treuddio drwadd i’r gwaith dwi’n ei greu heddiw; edau lliw sydd bellach yn cael ei lapio fel addurn ar fy ngwaith.

It’s odd how things turn out, and also how some elements from these metal spoons have continued into my curret work; such as the binding of the brass wire on the larger spoon to add a decorative element. I now do this in my current work through binding coloured thread around the wood as a decorative element.

Mae’r ddau lwy yma wedi eu ysbrydoli gan symboliaeth llwyau caru Cymreig. Gwelir ddelwedd o dyfiant i symboleiddio ‘bod ein cariad yn tyfu’ ar ddau lwy yn eistedd efo’i gilydd i greu’r symboliaeth ‘ni’n dau yn dod yn un’.

Ella gai gyfle yn y dyfodol i gyfuno y sgiliau metal efo’r turnio pren! Aros a gweld fydd rhaid am y tro!

Gwelir isod mwy o lwyau a wnes yn ystod fy ngradd yn y flwyddyn olaf..gwelir y gwaith turnio yn dechra cael ei gynnwys efo’r gwaith metal. Adeg yma oni yn dechra disgyn mewn cariad gyda turnio pren..ag yn awyddus i ddysgu mwy.

Both these spoons have been inspired by the symbolism behind traditional Welsh love spoons. The imagery of growth symbolises that ‘our love is growing’ while the two spoon sit and fit together to symbolise ‘ we two become one’. 

Maybe in the future I’ll get a chance to revisit some of these metalworking skills to combine with my woodturning work. Wait and see! 

Pictured below are some more spoons I made during my final year of my degree. Woodturning is slowly being introduced with the metal work here. My love for woodturning was starting to grow here and I was eager to learn more.

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Arddangosfa ‘Gwaddol’ Plas Glyn y Weddw 28/01/17 /’Imprint’exhibition Plas Glyn y Weddw 28/01/17

hynod o gyffroes i gael bod yn rhan o’r arddangosfa yma! Dyma cwpwl o ddarnau a fydd yn rhan o’r arddangosfa gynai. Gwaith newydd spon wedi ei greu o bren ‘tulip’ gyda gwlan lliw wedi ei wehyddu fel addurn o amgylch y potiau. 

credaf fod y potiau yn edrych reit ddiddorol cyn iddynt gael eu gwehyddu hefyd. Daw’r ysbrydoliaeth drwy edrych ar peniau metal crwn dal seilej defaid a gwartheg. Cefais syniad o feddwl tybed fuasai rhoi ‘dowels’ pren o amgylch powlen fuasai modd gwehyddu gwlan i greu addurn. Mae’r canlyniadau yn well nag oni ddisgwl ag hefyd yn talu gwrogaeth i waith fy ngyn athrawes gelf Elin Huws, lle mai hi yn creu gwaith celf wedi ei wehyddu yn fanwl.

Very excited to be part of this exhibition. here are a couple of pieces that I will be showcasing. Brand new work! made from ‘tulip wood and weaved with coloured wool. I also think they look very interesting before being weaved too.They are inspired by cattle and sheep round metal feeding pens. I looked out one day on our field and looked at the form of it and it gave me an idea of a new method -to weave wool inbetween dowels.I’m extremely pleased with the results and it also pays homage to my former art teacher Elin Huws work, who focuses her art work on tapestry and weaving.

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Big thank you for your support in 2016 and looking ahead to an exciting 2017

I cannot express more how thank full I am for everyone’s support in 2016. It has been a very exciting journey for me and my work with many highlights.

Here are a selection of some highlights in 2016 and what’s in store for me in 2017.

Creating the bespoke coffee table for Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy was a big challenge, and very much worth while. Looking forward to working with them again in 2017 and collaborating with Joe Roberts on an even bigger sculptural and functional project. Watch this space!

TROPHIES TROPHIES TROPHIES!! My little workshop was a sea of trophies during June for Coleg Meirion Dwyfor’s end of year Student Awards. That was an honor for me to be asked to create 46 trophies for their ceremony. I also made some for local sporting events in my area too.

CRAFT FAIRS

I was lucky enough to be selected for Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Made by Hand, Portmeirion Christmas fair and had a stall at the National Eisteddfod for the first time this year too.

I thoroughly enjoyed each show and they proved a huge success for me, I made some great friends and contacts. They were all exhausting in their own way but were well worth while to do and can’t wait to do it all again next year!

As a result of participating in GNCCF I am now listed on the craft council maker’s Directory. Here is a link to my page-http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/maker/miriam-jones/

I have many exhibitions coming up in 2017.

The first one will be ‘IMPRINT’ with Elin Huws, my former art teacher at Plas Glyn y Weddw. I will be making some brand new Work for this exhibition as a homage to Elin’s work.  Here is a link and Full details to the exhibtion- https://www.oriel.org.uk/en/events/2016/imprint

And here is a sneaky peek of what I will be exhibiting

 

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope 2017 brings you Joy and Happiness.

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Lle i ngweld i a fy ngwaith- Ffeiriau Nadolig 2016/ Where to find me and my work- 2016 Christmas Fairs

Mae hi yr adeg prysur `na o`r flwyddyn eto, ac mae’r ledd bach wedi bod yn winias yn creu eich archebion Nadolig yn barod!

Os hoffech brynu gennyf tra fyddwch yn  crwydro o le i le fe welwch chi fi yn :-

Hwyl yr Wyl’ Plas Heli, Pwllheli  penwythnos yma 26/27ain o Dachwedd

Gwyl Fwyd a Chrefft Portmeirion- 2/3/4ydd Rhagfyr

Nant Gwrtheyrn- 9ed o Ragfyr.

Hefyd mae modd i chi archebu unrhyw ddarn o waith drwy’r siop ar fy ngwefan  neu brynu darnau o waith yn y galeriau canlynol :-

Plas Glyn y Weddw

Oriel Mostyn

Storiel, Bangor

Victoria Fern Gallery, Rhiwbina

Studio Vault

Kula

 

 

It’s that mad busy time of year again! And already the lathe has been red hot turning your Christmas orders!

If you wish to buy any of my products directly off me you will find me –

In my stall at ‘Hwyl yr Wyl’ PLAS HELI, Pwllheli this weekend 26th&27th November 10am start.

Portmeirion Food and Craft Fair- 2/3/4th December at Portmeirion

Nant Gwrtheyrn- 9th December.

You can also order any of my products on my Online Shop at my Website, or some of my work in these following galleries-

Plas Glyn y Weddw

Oriel Mostyn

Storiel, Bangor

Victoria Fern Gallery, Rhiwbina

Studio Vault

Kula

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Recovering from MBH, Cardiff, bowls finding new homes, next show PORTMEIRION

I have to say I thoroughly enjoy Made by Hand in City Hall, Cardiff this year. It was nice to see familiar faces and making new contacts and friends in the process.

I had a helper with me for the weekend- my Mother and Sister. My Sister Iona helped me with the Set up and take down, which was very handy as I would have struggled on my own, while my Mother helped with the packing of sold items of the stand.

My mother had thoroughly enjoyed the event too. She watched every single pottery throw down, went round the whole show saying hello to various makers and bought herself a little treat in the process. I think I’ll have to bring her again as she was a hit with the other makers!

I went straight back to work as a Technician at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor on the Tuesday, and helped design set for their upcoming Musical.

Then last night I was welcomed by Merched y Wawr Pwllheli, where many had seen me on S4C Heno on Monday. It was a very nice evening and the welcome I received was overwhelming, and they seemed very interested in my story about my Work. DIOLCH yn fawr iawn i chi am y croeso cynnes!

Many bowls have left the workshop recently, which is lovely to see people falling in love with the work. Below are a few examples of what has sold.

My next big event will be Portmeirion Food and Craft Fair, 2,3,4 of December. If your in the area it’s well worth a visit to this special venue. It will make you feel all Christmassy with all the mulled wine, carol singing and lovely food on offer, and of course give you some ideas for Christmas gifts ;).

calon-lan

‘Calon Lân’ Bowl

haul2

‘Heulwen ar hyd y glennydd’ bowl

rhodio-3

rhodio

‘a rhodio i heddwch wrth f’hun neu gyda enaid hoff cytun’ bowl

small nut bowl

‘Cariad’ nut bowl

 

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Great Northern Contemporary Craft fair, Old Granada Studios, Manchester.

It was really great to be back in Manchester again, the city I lived in for 5 years, studying 3D Design and MA Design.

I saw so many familiar faces and old friends, it was really lovely to catch up with so many.

I also made some new friends over the weekend, and truly enjoyed the socializing and networking events that was organized for the makers.

There was some top notch craft on show, and it was truly inspiring.

I had some lovely conversations with people and customers and really nice comments on my work. Thank you so much for all of you who came to visit stand 108, you made my weekend so enjoyable and worth while.

I am now a little groggy, talking a bit like a frog and catching up with my never ending to do list. Its been a blast Manchester.

The next big craft fair for me will be Made by Hand, City Hall, end of October. 28-30th October. See you there!

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Updates and news

I am busy prepping for Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester, 6-9th October this weekend, and Made by Hand in Cardiff will quickly follow at the end of the month 28-30th of October!

I am loving my new color chart I have made especially for these shows. I hope it will help you choose which colours you would like for your orders.

Look out for Updates on my website for new products that will be shown at both these crafts fairs, and will be posted on my twitter and Facebook page for you all to have a look. They are all handmade unique pieces and one of a kind. #gnccf #mbh16

colours lliwiau

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Here’s a taster of what’s been leaving my workshop recently…

Since exhibiting at the National Eisteddfod for the first time this year in ‘Y Fenni’ orders have been coming through thick and fast after it.

Here are a few images of the things that have been leaving my workshop- from wedding gifts to birthday gifts.

If you have a special occasion coming up, and wandering what gift to get,  don’t hesitate to contact me to order your own personalized gift for your loved ones.

Christmas is also fast approaching… look out for Christmas gifts on my website and a list of where to find me and my work being exhibited from now until the festive period.

 

TEAL is proving a VERY popular colour recently….

dgf

 

bowl

ceri

powlen efo cerdd

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