Craft Britannia Shop of The Week #70, DyfalDonc
Morgan and Rebecca are the team behind DyfalDonc, this week’s CraftBritannia Shop of the Week, where you can find unique eco friendly cards and jewellery. We hear from Morgan in our interview…
Describe your “typical” working day or week
Tea, peanut butter, marmite and jam on toast, then a walk upstairs to the studio! BBC 6 music on the radio, make a to do list (or ask Rebecca), search for images, create stock etc
When you are not doing Etsy related things, what are you doing?
We have a 3 year old daughter plus two crazy cats, so they take up a lot of my time; I am also a visual artist so I might clear my studio table and work. I also work occasionally for a contemporary gallery in Llandudno
What was the first piece you ever sold?
It was a brooch that Rebecca created, our wedding photographer Lisa Jane bought it! So that was nice!
What advice would you give someone taking up your craft for the first time?
Be original and true to your style, but most of all make sure you enjoy it otherwise there’s no point in doing it! Also make sure you have a wife that does all the paper work!!
What material do you most enjoy working with?
Paper!! As an artist I work in collage so it made sense for me to continue using it in our business! Also I love roaming charity shops searching for old book for good images!
If you could try a new craft, what would it be?
Working with wood. I used to be a picture framer and I would love to do that again. Yes, definitely working in wood – creating original and quirky kids toys
Which piece of equipment would you be helpless without?
My craft knife. I need to buy some new blades too!
Tell us about what inspires and motivates you
My love of creating, keeping busy as a maker and artist, and of course my daughter Efa
Tell us about one handmade item that you own and love
For our 2nd Wedding anniversary, Rebecca commissioned a double sided enamel fox brooch that I liked by a North Wales maker Lora Wyn. It was a great surprise, and I always get great compliments when I wear it
What plans do you have for your shop in the future?
Expanding our range, limited edition greeting cards, pocket mirrors, ephemera packs and more
Thank you Morgan! We look forward to more original designs in your quirky shop.
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