As it was snowing yesterday, a trip to Snowdonia seemed appropriate, with a visit to the studio of boutique screenprinters, Dyfrig Peris & Jennie Corr. Designers and makers of the stunning Welsh blanket print lampshade and notebooks, their contemporary range of homeware and accessories feature distinctive colours and bold graphics.
The beautifully dramatic, and rural setting, is in the Snowdonia National Park, and the sense of being part of a Welsh community comes across strongly in Peris & Corr’s designs, such as their version of a Welsh Alphabet teatowel, with simple, handmade packaging.
It’s always fascinating to get an insight into how other artists and designers work. We’ve been known to dabble in screenprinting ourselves, so a nose around all of Peris & Corr’s screenprinting equipment, was especially interesting.
Housed in a series of old, stone-built, converted units, there is sufficient space for industrial printing equipment, whilst the quirky 20ft doorway and high ceilings give the studio a creative air, (also perfect for hanging lampshades!)
It was good to hear that the Peris & Corr studio will be open for this year’s Helfa Gelf 2013, (North Wales Open Studios and Arts Trail) as well as for the screen-printing workshops that the creative pair run throughout the year.