........Sawr y Pridd sy ar y Pren...... Timber Bears the Scent of the Earth

Croeso - Welcome....to Pren, where timber is turned into art

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Meet the team

At Pren we keep things small....just the two of us, unless you count the dogs!
Les Symonds

Les Symonds

This is Les, our woodturner. When he's not turning or at the shop, he'll be away with the dogs, whatever the weather

Sally Symonds

Sally Symonds

If you call in at the shop before lunch time, then the chances are that you'll meet Sally. She looks after the stock and keeps a check on Les to make sure the commissions are coming through the workshop on time.

Meg (aka Scary)

Meg (aka Scary)

Head of security

Seen relaxing here, but don't be fooled by that. Be they intruders, birds or vehicles with sirens on, Meg sees them all off very efficiently!

Jac (aka Hairy)

Jac (aka Hairy)

Head of stick retrieval

Jac knows the sound of every machine in the workshop, and more importantly, he knows which machines make sticks. Jac lives for sticks!

Llyn Tegid - Bala Lake

Mists over Bala Lake

Mists over Bala Lake

Winter 2016-17

Pren is tucked away below the early morning mists that shroud Bala Lake on cold, winter morning.

Bala Lake from the Berwyn Hills approach road

Bala Lake from the Berwyn Hills approach road

The largest natural lake in Wales....and it's right on our doorstep. How lucky are we!

Blog

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Exhibitions

Back at Brondanw

It’s that time of year again when we open the Helfa Gelf exhibition at Oriel Brondanw, and this afternoon I attended the private viewing and official opening. Brondanw is a gallery based in the family Read more…

Training

Teaching Turning!

It’s several months since I set up the woodturning tuition side of the business and it’s becoming a very important part of Pren, as well as a very enjoyable part of my work. What I Read more…