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

Milk One Sugar Art Mug by DyfalDonc

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!!

60’s Wallpaper Wood Pendant by DyfalDonc

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!

Happy Birthday In Welsh Card by DyfalDonc

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.
Stay in touch with Morgan and Rebecca here:
Facebook: @dyfaldonc
Pinterest: dyfaldonc/boards
Instagram: dyfaldonc
Twitter @dyfaldonc

Morgan was talking to Nadine of imyinda and MuntjacVintage. Edited & published by Erika of ErikaPrice and Blucha jewellery

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