Y Stiwdio is a creative space where wellies are welcome -
a place to make, learn and grow!
Y Stiwdio is a unique project from the other CARE projects, in the sense that it's the only one that has its very own building. Back in 2019, CARE was awarded Welsh Government, EU and Lottery funding to develop Garej y Sgwar - an old industrial plot in Hermon, to create a peaceful, publicly accessible space for creative projects.
Now, in the place of the old garage, is a beautiful eco build, created from recycled and natural materials. Y Stiwdio incorporates low-cost energy-saving and generation technology into the design.
As well as it's own building, Y Stiwdio has it's own website too!
The design process of the building incorporated the consolation from the immediate community. The stunning frame was created by Ty Pren, a local roundwood construction company. If the only reason that you pop in for a visit is to see the building, then it will be well worth the visit!
The space offers a variety of weekly and sporadic workshops. Thanks to grant funding we are able to keep the cost of these workshops down.
If you are keen to hire the space and run your own workshop, then we can help you with the promotion of it! Get in touch directly with Emma for more details.
The garden was designed by the local community in collaboration with Feeding Our Community - a sister project under the CARE umbrella.
The community garden has proven a real success, with the care of local volunteers there is now an edible garden boasting fruits, salads and veggies from the raised and ground beds. Tucked in amongst the thriving plants is a small pond, adding to the overall biodiversity.
Pop by to buy some Mountain Hall eggs, laid just up the street!
The space lends itself well to exhibitions! Since opening in December 2022, Y Stiwdio has hosted the celebration exhibition of Growing Better Connections. and photography by Amanda Jackson and Tez Marston.
If you are a local artist and would like to use the space to exhibit, then get in touch with Emma.
HIRE THE SPACE
Perfect for meetings, workshops and events. You can hire our space for £10 per hour. If not for a creative workshop, then for a shared lunch for a large group. Local chef and friend of CARE, Jemma Vickers has been known to provide a fabulous buffet for company celebrations or meetings.
For public events, such as workshops, ee are happy to help with promotion!
Included in the hire is:
Tables and seating for up to 24 inside
Outside, undercover seating space for 8
Small kitchen with kettle, microwave and fridge
Fully accessible compost toilet
Parking for 5 cars
Get in touch with Emma, to ask about available dates.
Emma trained as a secondary school Art Teacher and holds a Masters
Degree in Arts and Learning. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Emma is also a practising artist working in pottery, printmaking and drawing. After moving to Wales in 2018, Emma made the move to gallery-based education, initially working at Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen. Emma now lives on a tiny smallholding in the village of Hermon and enjoys growing fruit, vegetables and flowers, as well as enjoying walking the dogs in the beautiful countryside.