At Craft Renaissance we love any excuse for an event.  Wether its a launch of a new exhibition with nibbles and wine, live music outside in our amphitheatre or a Christmas market.  It's all listed here.

2019 Launch Party

Craft Renaissance 2019 Launch Party

Saturday, 2nd February


Craft Renaissance would like to invite you to the 2019 Launch Party!

Come and see our new look gallery space, meet the talented guest exhibitors, discover our 2019 course agenda and explore the open studios.

2019 is all about interaction at Craft Renaissance, with 3 exciting new makers on site from January we now have 7 studios that will open regularly for you to meet the makers behind the work and see them in action. 5 of the studio makers will hold classes throughout the year including; botanical art, stained glass, silver jewellery, textiles, willow and wire sculpture with more to come later in the year.

Saturday 2nd Feb 2019 3-5pm open studios;

Lynne Littler - Curiously Creative
Annamarie Mchugh - Jewellery Design
Hawys Vickery - Daphne and Molly Jewellery
Cayt Giles - Textiles Design
Gill Rogers - Glass Jewellery Design
Clare Williams - Clare's Botanicals Studio and Gallery
Frank Squire - Fine Carpentry

Our guest exhibitors include;
Martine Wills - Ceramics
Phil Powell - Photography
Desmond Woods - Photography
Beth Giles - Artist
Anne Woods - Textile Artist
Ann Kelly - Artist


Event Info:
Saturday, 2nd February
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Craft Renaissance Gallery
Kemeys Commander

Christmas Craft Market

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018
11am- 4pm

Escape the high street this Christmas! Craft Renaissance will play host to a select group of talented local craftspeople and artisans who'll be selling an exciting range of goodies on their stalls. Come along to find everything from ceramics and handmade jewellery to textiles and locally-crafted chocolate. With live music, mulled wine and a special visit from Mrs Claus, it’s sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!

There will be hot food available including Yorkshire pudding wraps and the tearoom will be serving delicious handmade cakes and locally roasted coffee.

Mrs Claus, storytelling and collecting letters to Santa
12-2pm Saturday and Sunday
3-8 year olds

Live music by Kirsty Thomas 12-3pm Saturday and Sunday

Free Entry

Free Parking



Store Line-up

Saturday 24th November:

The Little Welsh Chocolate Company - Delicious locally homemade chocolates

Jamabe - Felted bags and accessories

Rainbow Images - Greeting cards, mugs, calendars & jigsaws

Kathryn Willis - Enamel Jewellery

Jill, David and Bryony Hobbs - Small, delicious and irresistible mini art gifts

Helen Absalom Artist - Cards, prints, keyrings and badges

Emily Cross - Ceramic knitting bowls and needle dishes

Diva Tails - Horsehair and country jewellery

Martina Morris - Knitted hats, woolly brooches, naughty elf Christmas cards and rag wreaths

Erica Pinney - Ceramics

Kwong Kuen Shan - Chinese brush painting, books and cards

Christine Dadd - Small prints and original wildlife art, mugs, coasters and cards

Greta Hart - Botanical Art

Chris Heneghan - Ceramics both functional and decorative

Tracey-Anne Sitch - Wildlife Art, books and cards

Phil Powell Photography - Prints, cards, calendars, jigsaw puzzles and cushions

Jonathan William - Interiors


Sunday 25th November:

Bela Kielt - Hand painted wooden accessories; toys, jewellery and cards

Sarah Lart - Willow baskets, Christmas decorations, jewellery and other household and garden items

Santa Crane - Wooden wreaths & wooden Christmas decorations.

Nicole Ives - Textile accessories - Windy days, open doors! Here is the doorstop to solve your chores

Blue Dandelion Ceramics - Gifts and homeware

Tracey-Anne Sitch - Wildlife art, books and cards

Chris Heneghan - Ceramics, functional and decorative

Kwong Kuen Shan - Chinese brush painting, books and cards

Christine Dadd - Small prints and original wildlife art, mugs, coasters and cards

Erica Pinney - Ceramics

Greta Hart - Botanical art

Diva Tails - Horsehair and country jewellery

Phil Powell Photography - Prints, cards, calendars, jigsaw puzzles and cushions

Emily Cross - Ceramic knitting bowls and needle dishes

Louise Penny - Christmas signs and pallet art

Hannah The Mad Hatter - Fascinators and head pieces for all occasions

Exhibition Launch - 'Whozits and Whatzits'

Exhibition Opening Event Saturday 27th October

'Exhibition Launch - 'Whozits and Whatzits'

Launch Event:

Exhibition Opening Event Saturday 27th October

Chainsaw carving demonstration by Ant Beetlestone: 12:00 - 4:00PM

Whozits and Whatzits Galore Exhibitors Include:
Lilly Rose Felts - Felt Sculptures
Ant Beetlestone - Chainsaw Carving
Louise Freeman - Quirky Chickens Ceramics
Sally Boehme - Jewellery
Adele Pask- Artist
Christine Crafts - Embroidery
Lynda Jones - Artist
Andrew Allanson - Artist
Barbara Pilson - Ceramics
Pauline Ball - Ceramics
Gigi Jones - Artist
Gaby Devitt - Handwoven Furnishings & Accessories
Jamabe - Felted Goods
Uzumlu - Glass Arts





Exhibition Launch - 'Beautifully Utilitarian'

Sunday August 26th, 10:30 - 5:00 PM

'Exhibition Launch - Beautifully Utilitarian'

This exhibition focuses on functional art and crafts.

Launch Event:

Live acoustic folk singer, Kirsty Thomas
12:00 - 3:00 pm

Magical story telling with Andrea Jones complete with fairy dust
Aimed at 4-8 year olds
11:10 - 11:30

11:40 - 12:00

13:00 -13:00

15:00 - 15:20

15:30 - 15:50


Artis demonstration - TBC






Live Blues Music - Sicknote Steve

Sunday July 1st, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

'Sicknote Steve'

Sunday July 1st, we are hosting a live blues event with Sicknote Steve right here at Craft Renaissance Gallery as part of the Abergavenny Arts Festival 2018

3:00 - 5:00 PM

While here, take the time to enjoy our latest exhibition 'Creatures'.

Think Quirky Hares, Oil Grizzly Bears, Felt Foxes, Acrylic Sand Martins, Cold Cast Bronze Bulls, Dragons, Wire Love Birds, Embroidery Fish, Wild dogs on linen and much much more!