• Woodworkers @ Crafts Alive

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    Beautiful ring boxes from gorlech

  • Our Woodworkers

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    Abergorlech

    gorlech are Claire and Paul, woodcrafters based in Abergorlech.

     

    They love nothing more than to be out in the woods or in their home workshop designing and creating stylish, functional items from sustainably-sourced wood.

    Paul is a trained Arborist and manages - on a voluntary basis - a small woodland owned by friends. It is a magical place overlooking a Welsh Valley with an abundance of beautiful native trees - such as Ash, Oak, Hazel, Sycamore, Holly, Hawthorn and Blackthorn.

    Wood is a wonderful material that has been used for centuries to make strong, durable and attractive items for living. Unfortunately, in recent years, it has been taken over by our reliance on plastics and other energy-intensive materials.

    However, wood is unique, in that - if harvested correctly - it is a completely sustainable, carbon-neutral and zero-waste material. It is also warm, tactile and inherently beautiful. Our ancestors knew this. We hope to follow in their tradition by providing high-quality, hand-crafted alternatives to the mass-produced items sold in big stores across the globe.

    Dragonfly Creations

    Greenwood Craftsman, Gower

    Working with local wood and more often than not selecting the tree to be used, Scott Blytt-Jordens creates a wide range of beautiful hand crafted items.

    Black Lion Crafts

    Cross Hands

    All the pens produced by John Davies are hand made in his small workshop in South West Wales. He uses local and exotic timbers, acrylics and deer antler for all his pens and gifts and each one is hand polished to a high gloss using 6 layers of friction polish.

    John Mead, Blaen-nos

    A new member of Crafts Alive, John designs and makes hand-hewn & turned bowls and treen, small turned items.

    Lunar Creations

    Rhandirmwyn

    Monica Adlard is a City & Guilds qualified cabinet maker and supplies Crafts Alive with beautifully carved items such as, love spoons, mirrors, pendants, boot jacks and picture frames.

    Ken Day

    Ferryside

    As well as a photographer Ken is a proficient furniture maker and woodturner. In Crafts Alive we have a selection of Ken’s bowls.

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