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