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Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Wales Smithsonian Cymru

Woodworking

Featured Participants

Emyr Davies, Swansea
Davies is an award-winning conservationist and the furniture conservator and horologist at St. Fagans: National History Museum in Cardiff. After studying at the University of Lincoln, he worked in the field of commercial conservation and restoration, specializing in eighteenth-century furniture. Before his present post at St. Fagans, he held a similar position at the Ceredigion Museum.

Mike Davies, Cwmbran
Davies has specialized in carving Welsh love spoons for more than thirty-five years. His traditional spoons are carved by hand from a single piece of wood, and have been commissioned and bought by people all around the world. Backed by his education in art, design, and sculpture, Davies also has distinguished himself with his Celtic paintings and carvings.