ELECTED IN 2021
Born and raised in the slate quarry village of Bethesda, North Wales Cefyn graduated from Manchester with a BA (hons) in woven textiles then an MA in textiles from the Royal College of Art.
Leaving London in the late 1980’s he became the first weaver in residence at Paradise Mill Silk Museum in Macclesfield, where he developed an original range of fine hand woven silk fabrics. Since then he has been designing jacquard woven fabrics and quality interior products, including his range of Welsh tapestry blankets, quilts, throws and cushions, working from his studio shop at Ruthin Craft Centre.
Cefyn’s designs take into account his cultural background, giving a distinctive Welsh appeal, but with a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional.
In recent years his range has developed, and the focus of his new collection of textiles relates to the use and combination of floral images and strong geometric pattern seen in Pompeii and Ephesus, woven in exciting vibrant colours.Website