Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Gallery 2


20 July – 13 October 2019

Towards a contemporary Welsh interior

Claire Cawte, Sarah Christensen, Mandy Coates, Ann Catrin Evans, Rosie Farey, Helen Flynn, Astrid de Groot, Simon Hulbert, Llio James, Sophie Schärer, Mick Sheridan, James and Tilla Waters, Neil Wilkin, Deiniol Williams, Yusuke Yamamoto

Aelwyd, the title of this exhibition, is Welsh for hearth – a word synonymous with home. Through their material, making, story or use, the objects in this exhibition explore a deep-rooted sense of belonging and home.

Objects will include handwoven carthenni by Llio James that are refreshingly contemporary whilst continuing the tradition of Welsh textile design. Deiniol Williams’ unique vessels that incorporate stones and clay collected from the Welsh landscape. And Sophie Scharer’s lino-cut print compositions of well-worn and loved everyday objects.

In exploring the affinity we feel towards handmade objects, Aelwyd invites you to enjoy one possible path towards a contemporary Welsh interior.

Curated by Elen Bonner.