Artists and Makers          

Learn more about the artists and makers with workshops/studios at Craft Renaissance

 

Cayt Giles

Textile and Design

After a short career in Social Work she became a stay-at-home mum, which is when she taught herself to sew. Adopting the principle that 'life begins at forty' she enrolled for a Foundation Course in Art and Design at the University of Wales, Newport and graduated four years later with a degree in Fashion Design. 

Cayt has a passion for colour and pattern and likes to experiment with print, applique and other embellishment techniques. She finds inspiration everywhere but particularly the local countryside and from her love of flowers.


John Bruce

CODA motorcycles engineering and design

John is busy restoring a 1956 BSA and at the same time renovating a Norton
lots of ebay searching for original parts! 


 Catherine Marshall
Herbal Harmony

Catherine studied Herbal Medicine for 3 years at the University of Central Lancashire and became a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in 2004

She makes her products by hand and this year she will be running classes and retailing her products in her studio workshop.

We also stock her products in the gallery shop. They are suitable for vegetarians and most can be used by vegans. They are not tested on animals and products are all free from parabens, SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), SLES (sodium laureth sulphate), lanolin, propylene glycol & synthetic fragrances.


Gill Rogers

Glass Jewellery and Design

My work explores the principles based on flameworked techniques, which involves heating and manipulating glass over an open flame.  I particularly enjoy the challenge and potential that molten glass has to offer.  My most recent work explores the use of borosilicate glass, constructing 3 dimensional forms to create sculptural designs in jewellery. 

I try to convey through my work, the different ways in which glass behaves during the hot process when glass becomes molten and cools to take its shape.  I am especially drawn to the transparency and optical qualities of glass, the way it bends, reflects and absorbs light.

I draw my inspiration from observational studies in natural forms, many of which represent stylized interpretations of pattern and texture.



Andrew Stark

Welsh Wood Designs

Maker for of specialist bespoke boxes for the secure transport of objects ranging from exhibition to industrial items.

Businesses on site

Amanda Cook

Registered cranial, paediatric and structural Osteopath

The Loft Clinic at Craft Renaissance
Treating all the family from babies to the elderly.
Tel: 01291 690733
Email: amanda@amandacook-osteopath.uk
Clinic days
Monday - closed
Tuesday - 9am - 6pm
Wednesday - closed
Thursday - 1pm - 6pm
Friday - 11am - 5pm

24/7 Plumbing and Heating

Ashley House PLC Architects

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Makers that have moved on we can recommend for commissions

Tracey-Anne Sitch

Tracey-Anne's first interest was zoology. She then worked as a freelance illustrator progressing on to combine her fascination with wildlife with her art. 

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