Rather than an Artist of the Month, we are repeating the idea of last year’s popular Christmas Bazaar, featuring local craftspeople and their works, which we think could make excellent Christmas presents:
Jules makes some beautiful bowls and artefacts from reclaimed wood. These three items were all made from reclaimed decking off Bangor pier – each has a Victorian 1896 penny imbedded in the wood – this was the year that the pier opened – so some real pieces of history which would make wonderful presents:
The bottle opener on the left costs £25 and the long tea light holder is £38.
This beautiful coin or key tray (again with the Victoria penny in it) costs just £25.
For more of Jules’ artefacts and details of how to contact him to find out more, or to buy something, see the margin.
Cara White (Seapig Seaglass)
Cara makes beautiful jewellery from Anglesey seaglass, mounted in sterling silver settings. Here are a few examples which would make lovely presentat for your wife, daughters, granddaughters – or for yourself!
Cara will mix and match colours and styles to your specification if you want something a bit different. You can view more of her work at www.seapig-anglesey.com or find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – all at the handle of @seapiganglesey.
left to right: Horizontal Bar Pendant and chain £26; Child’s Charm Bracelet £24.50 (adult size £27.50) 20mm hoops £19.
left to right: 3 Piece Coordinating Glass Stacked with 2 x 1.8mm silver balls £19; Caramel Triangle Glass on Small Loop-Through Hoops £16.50; Stacked Pendant and Chain £21.
Siobhan has a passion for working with different woods, making special occasion stools for Christenings, Birthdays, and Weddings; commemorative and decorative clocks, plaques and wall-hangings; and wooden toys. All individually burned and hand painted on wood or engraved on copper and pewter. Here are a few examples(see also the side margin)
You can find Siobhan’s work at Oriel Mon and the Cain shop in Llangefni; The Ucheldre Center and LL65 in Holyhead; and the Royal Cambrian Academy in Conwy. Also on the Etsy shop. Or you can contact her on 01248 440757.
Pat Kaye lives and works in Four Mile Bridge. She is very happy to welcome visitors to her workshop there – you can contact her on 01407 741064 to find out more about any of these works or see more there. Prices start at £9:
Pat also has a few copies of her book, Anglesey & My Paintbox, for sale for £29.50 (see picture in margin)
Local Christmas Trees
These two are both taken, but there are plenty more to choose from – contact Chris Pritchard at email@example.com or on 07999 765 123.