Previous Gallery Artists

We are pleased to have worked with the following artists although their art or craftwork is no longer exhibited in the gallery.

Andrea Coles

 Ann Thomas

Diddordeb mewn llyffantod, madfallod, Llygad y dydd a pethau bychain eraill ysgogodd yn gyntaf Radd Swôleg, Aberystwyth, 1974 ac yna dwy flynedd o gwrs ‘Argraffu’ Coleg Union, Schenectday, UDA, 1989. Manteisiodd Ann, rhwng gŵyl a gwaith, ar bob cyfle i arlunio yn y maes – yn ei chynefin a dros y dŵr. Arweiniodd anturiaethau i’r Gogledd pell – Ynysoedd Vega Norwy – i arddangosfa o waith a chyfle i addysgu cwrs arlunio. Yn ddiweddar, mae hi wedi derbyn gwahoddiad i ganolbwyntio ar waith celf yn ymwneud â gwastatir Hwngari a Pharc Cenedlaethol Hortobágy. Mae wedi creu printiau o anifeiliaid pren Eglwys Brithdir – mae’r Eglwys yn agos i’w chartref yn Nolgellau.

Ers 20 mlynedd bu Ann yn arddangos gyda Chymdeithas Arlunwyr Cain Gogledd Cymru ac wedi cyfrannu i lyfr Margaret Stevens ‘Cyflwyniad i Arlunio Blodau’, Gwasg Quintet 1995. Mae hi’n gyfaill i Academi Frenhinol Cambria ac yn arddangos gwaith yn yr arddangosfa agored flynyddol.

Frogs, newts, daisies and other such trivialities led Ann firstly to a Degree in Zoology Aberystwyth, 1974 followed by two years of Printmaking in Union College, Schenectady USA, 1989. Ann, at every available opportunity, has sketched outdoors – at home and further afield. Adventures afield have led to an exhibition and teaching commitment on the edge of the Arctic Circle – in the Vega Archipelago, Norway. In contrast to cold northern climes, at present she is using her art to embark on a project in Central Europe -The Great Hungarian Plain and the Hortobágy National Park. Nearer home – Dolgellau – she has produced a series of images based on wooden creatures in Brithdir Church.

For the past 20 years Ann has been a member of The North Wales Watercolour and Fine Artists Society and regularly exhibited with the Society. She has contributed to a book by the founding member of the Society, ‘An Introduction to Drawing Flowers’, Quintet Press 1995. Ann is a friend of the Royal Cambrian Academy Society and exhibits in their annual open exhibition in Conwy.

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Ann Thomas
4 Frondirion

Carolyn Hindmarsh

Hogweed and Butterfly Detail
Carolyn Hindmarsh

I have always been creative throughout my life but came late to woodcarving. I originally trained in glass making and design but work took me into designing for the decorative domestic lighting industry. 

A chance meeting with a travelling woodcarver led me to a life on the road and learning to carve wood myself.  It was a life change in more  ways than just wood! For now I am settled in mid Wales, near Builth Wells, taking inspiration from the stunning landscape around me; Celtic design, myths and legends, the flowers in the hedgerow, or a gnarly piece of wood from a field edge.

I enjoy the challenge of a commission – to carve a hen for example,  you have to observe and understand how it looks from every angle.  Then there is the physical aspect of the work that keeps me fit and the meditative state while carving. 

I am a person that needs to be creative. Having worked in a number of different materials I have found that wood allows me to express myself freely and easily. Wood is a beautiful and varying natural material. With each piece I work on I give it my all, as most pieces are sculpted, sanded and finished to a high degree. This reveals the grain and colour of the wood. It is a slow process with no shortcuts. 

Currently,  I am enjoying reclaiming old oak fencing stakes and giving them a new life with chiseled designs.  I also create signs, do three-dimensional carvings  and take commissions. I find great pleasure in working with people to create their personal sculpture.

Crochendy Cors y Gedol Pottery

Crochendy Cors y Gedol Pottery

Jane Williams is a potter based in Dyffryn Ardudwy, South Meirionydd. Her workshop is an old dairy set in the grounds of the historical Cors-y-Gedol estate. She makes tactile and functional domestic ware out of earthenware and stoneware clay. Her pots are wheel thrown and made in batches, yet each retains an individual personality with variations in colour, pattern and shape.

Jane’s influences are varied and broad ranging. The colours that inspire her are from the countryside which surrounds her, her love of vintage fabrics (in particular the 1950’s) and also from the natural world (from shells to slime moulds!).

Jane reached the semi-final in BBC 2 ‘Great Pottery Throw Down.’ (2015)

Cors-Y-Gedol Pottery
6 Penrhiw,
Dyffryn Ardudwy,
LL44 2DW

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Pam Powderhill

Powderhill Ceramics

Following a full time career in engineering design, I semi-retired (along with my husband) to a cottage just outside of Machynlleth.

In 2009 I decided to leave the engineering world behind and retire completely.

After a few years spent renovating our cottage, I finally found I had time to spare.

It was then that I decided to convert a small garden cabin into a pottery studio.

I have always loved the process of designing and creating; inspiration for my ceramic pieces come from many different times & places.

But no matter what type of design I embark on; an underlying element of my engineering background always seems to creep in somewhere.

Contact: Pam Powderhill, 07717 893592