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WHO IS
ANNABEL MANTLE?

Here at our tiny pottery workshop, situated at the mouth of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary in Snowdonia, Wales, we produce original hand made and decorated ceramics. 

Annabel has been working in a converted cowshed in Friog under the business name of Bryn Glâs Ceramics for over ten years. Her husband, Pete has become increasingly involved over time by helping out at busy times and preparing the upcycled timbers for the popular street scenes and bird pictures.

Annabel learned her craft over many years working at her parents pottery business and also spent a few years working at Quarry Pottery in Corris Craft Centre, increasing her knowledge and skill further.

 

The original family business, Bryn Melyn Studio was set up in the early 1970s by Annabel’s parents, Lesley and Steve Holland. With their backgrounds in art and

architecture, they created The Dylan Thomas collection in the 1980s. It was a great success and was sold all over Wales and beyond. It continues to be a best seller today and is only available in two outlets, Celf Aran Arts in Dolgellau and Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog and of course directly from this website.

If you would like to visit our workshop and see a selection of our products, you are most welcome, but please call first to make sure we are here and for directions, as we are slightly off the beaten track!

 

 

 

Bryn Glâs means 'blue hill'. Our old name, Bryn Melyn, meant 'Yellow Hill' but, when we moved the workshop to its current location, we decided to change the name because of the bluebells all around us.

 

We also have a small holiday cottage next to the pottery.  Please call or e-mail for details.