Cynefin Crafts

by Jain Talbot

Jain has been a craft maker since she was little.

Learning to knit at a young age so her Teddy bear 'Edward' could have a jumper or making furniture from cardboard and old wallpaper samples, so her Sindy doll could have a stylish home. Experimenting with making jewellery and Tie Dye clothing in her teens and twenties, Jain knew she wanted to continue her love of making. Life led her down another work path, but she has always loved to make and learn new crafts as a hobby.

Brought up on The Wirral, by her Welsh Father, Jain was fascinated by Art and Music as her Father lectured in Photography part time and her Grandfather was a Jazz musician. After her Father's death, teenage Jain travelled, living in various UK cities and abroad, to finally come 'Home' to Wales with her partner Karl and daughters Grace and Ruby.

Jain began 'Cynefin Crafts' in 2013 and has been a full time maker ever since.

After playing with clay at her friend Louise's studio and getting involved with Raku workshops with the North Wales Potters, she decided to attend Llandrillo college and learn more about Ceramics.

Jain loves the wild and wacky, the colourful and slightly quirky and has a mischievous sense of humour, which shows in her work.

Why use the name 'Cynefin Crafts'?

Cynefin is a Welsh word meaning Habitat or the place where you feel you belong. It is where all your experiences, people you have met and places you have been, lead you to and you feel settled and familiar.

Jain is available online as Cynefin Crafts (with her little green house logo, as designed by daughter Grace). She uses Facebook and Instagram as a blog to show her latest work and has a linktree web address

You can also find Jain at events most weekends, with the North Wales Craftworkers Association.

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