Contemporary jeweller chosen as 2019 Eisteddfod Crown designer Thursday 2 August 2018

A jeweller from North Wales has been chosen as the designer who will create the Crown for next year’s National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst.

Contemporary jeweller chosen as 2019 Eisteddfod Crown designer

Angela Evans said she wanted her design to be contemporary and unique yet respectful of the Eisteddfod’s traditions.

Designing and creating the Crown – which is sponsored by Grŵp Cynefin in 2019 - will fulfil a long-standing ambition for the jewellery designer.

Angela Evans: “I have always wanted to design and make an Eisteddfod Crown so I’m really excited to have won the commission.

“I’m hoping that it will create a unique centrepiece for the Eisteddfod that people will remember.

The Crown is a major National Eisteddfod honour and is presented to the winner of one of the two major poetry competitions.

Angela’s commission was selected by a panel made up of tenants, staff and board members and she was chosen ahead of several high-quality designers following a commissioning campaign led by Grwp Cynefin.

She will now finalise her design before starting work ahead of the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst in 2019.

Angela’s designs are inspired by the natural environment of Snowdonia, from the fern covered hillsides to the stunning sunsets on the water.

Angela gained her degree in Jewellery Design and Silversmithing at the Loughborough University, School of Art and Design in 2004 and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in 2012.

Angela Evans was Chair of the ‘North Wales Jewellers Collective’ for 10 years and is a professional member of the Association of Contemporary Jewellers.

Angela’s workshop is at ‘Siop iard’ in Caernarfon, a space which she shares with two other artists. They opened a second shop in Pwllheli in 2015 which is operated by a further three artists. As well as the shop, she offers jewellery making courses throughout the year.

Angela regularly works on commissions and projects for both private and public clients and has exhibited her jewellery nationally.

Shan Lloyd Williams, Chief Executive for Grŵp Cynefin said: “As a proud Welsh Housing Association, we’re delighted to be able to play a prominent role by sponsoring the Crown.

“Angela is a hugely talented contemporary jeweller who will produce a distinctive Crown that will grace the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst next year.”

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