A craftwork exhibition in Cardiff Bay gives people an opportunity to explore traditional arts.
“Craft in the Bay” is an art gallery in Cardiff Bay, which recently hosted an arts and crafts demonstration on Saturday 3 February.
Gallery admission is free and it is open from 10:30am to 5:30pm daily.
Craft in the Bay is a permanent gallery space for The Makers Guild, and is a place for exhibitions and retailing.
“The Makers Guild in Wales” is an independent craftwork and applied art organisation. Running as a co-operative business since 1997, artists volunteer their time to help maintain the gallery.
Kathy Williams came to the exhibition to show her craftwork on Saturday: “These kind of crafts are made by hand. As you can see, carpets, scarves and braidings. I make them alone and really enjoy it,” she says.
Her scarves are sought after, and clients often come back to buy them again.
Kathy was first introduced to spinning, weaving and dyeing in the late ‘70s. She has a Bradford Diploma qualification in handloom weaving.
“My favour is the geometric style and I work mainly to commission large tapestry woven rugs.”
“Crafts make my life colorful and challenging. When I find a traditional culture and interesting angle, I will make it into a craft such as a scarf or some braiding, so I can express myself.”
— ruth shelley glass (@ruthshelleyglas) October 13, 2017
Dora from Swansea, who participated in the demonstration was excited about the exhibition.
“This is my first time here. I’m a little bit surprised. I like the crafts based on cultural history with the artists’ own ideas,” she says.
“I am looking forward to what the exhibition will be in the future.”
The gallery has a Facebook page to keep people informed about demonstrations at Craft in the Bay.
You can also become a member of the Maker Guild by clicking here.