There is quite a thriving arts and crafts movement in Carmarthen. If you are interested in purchasing a piece you will find talent, choice and the prices are very competitive.
There are a number of Galleries in St Peters Street in Carmarthen. The Oriel Gallery is a co-operative of professional artists who all live or work in Carmarthen and Pembrokeshire and definitely worth a look around. The King Street Gallery is another co-operative who run workshops throughout the year which, you can book through their website. Opposite St Peter’s Church is The Oriel Myrddin Gallery, a public funded gallery serving South West Wales showcasing local contemporary arts and craft makers.
Gwili Pottery – Pottery and gallery
A lovely place to visit with pottery, prints cards and other art work for sale. All the pottery is hand painted and considering the amount of work involved very well priced. http://www.gwilipottery.com/ Gwilli also offers a hands on experience where you can paint your own pottery or have a go at throwing a pot. Contact Gwili to reserve your place.
Open 9 – 5 Monday to Saturday and 11 – 3 Sunday
Tel: 01267 253449
Moriath Glass – Kiln-formed glass Moriath Glass
Moira White at Nant, Cwmpengraig, Drefach Felindre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5HY
Tel: 01559 371585
Gallery & studio open Easter to end September Tuesday to Friday 10 – 5, October – Easter Tuesdays and Thursdays. Very beautiful work and the cards, jewellery make great gifts. I may just have bought some for myself
Diane Mathias – www.dianemathias.com 01559 371608
Plas Waun, Henllan, Llandysul, SA44 5TD. Specialises in landscape paintings of scenes around the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. Originals, limited edition prints and cards for sale. Open Monday to Saturday 11 – 6
Helen Elliott – www.helenelliott.net
Contemporary Naïve artist – studio open Tuesday to Saturday 10 – 4 Tollgate House & Studio, Carmarthen Road, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire SA38 9DL
Originals, prints, cards and gifts. Helen undertakes commissions and sells internationally.
Melin Teifi: Melin Teifi
Drefach, Felindre, Llandysul, Carm, SA44 5UP
Telephone: 01559 371003
Welsh wool and blankets The Teifi Valley has been the centre of the Welsh woollen trade since the nineteenth century, the mill at Dre-fach Felindre on Teifiside was chosen by the National Museum of Wales to house its Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry, where Melin Teifi still produces the finest traditional Welsh flannel using top-quality materials and local craftsmanship. More sources of gorgeous woolen work are Jane Beck Welsh Blankets
Welsh Gift Boutique: Cross Hands 01269 268996 Welsh Slate Boutique
This new shop opened in November 2014. It has a good selection of gifts, china, cards, jewellery and Welsh slate. It is located just opposite the Cinema on the opposite side of the road.
The Corner House Gallery in Quay Street Ammanford and Fountain Fine Art in Rhosmaen Street, Llandelio are all worth a look.
Some artists have galleries attached to their studios giving the opportunity to look at their work and speak to the artist.
Crafts Alive – 133b Hoel Rhosmaen, Llandeilo, Carmarthen SA19 6EN a selection of arts and crafts from local artists including jewellery, slate, furniture, pottery, ceramics and glasswork.