When: 12 May to 12 June 2022
Where: Turner House Gallery, Plymouth Road, Penarth CF64 3DH
The Turner House and Heritage Crafts presented an exhibition which celebrates the makers keeping traditional crafts alive in Wales, featuring heritage craft practitioners and members of Heritage Crafts based in Wales. This exhibition was made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Documenting heritage craft skills from the critically endangered to the thriving… shoemaking to lithography, basketmaking to thatching… this exhibition celebrated the people keeping traditional ways of working alive and highlights the Welsh context as hotbed for craft.
Visitors saw exceptional examples of handmade original crafts alongside personal accounts of changing craft landscape and a specially commissioned photographic series by Dewi Tannatt Lloyd which documents the makers in the studio environment.
This was a fabulous opportunity for visitors to see the people that are keeping our crafting traditions alive in Wales.
“[We are] part of a movement which nurtures craft skills and the ethos of repairability, making smaller numbers of items to last and be loved for a lifetime”
Ruth Emily Davey, shoemaker (photograph by Dewi Tannatt Lloyd)