ELECTED IN 2021
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
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.