Cymru Culture

Editors' Note / Nodyn Golygyddion

Editors' Note: Edition 4

(September 12, 2009)
Welcome back to cylchgrawn Cymru Culture magazine. In this edition we have fascinating interviews with two of Wales' foremost artists, working in entirely different fields.

Firstly, we have an in depth interview with silversmith Suzie Horan, together with a range of stunning images to accompany her interview. Suzie explains how she started designing in the medium of silver, what influences her designs and talks about past and future exhibitions.

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Susie Horan designs

Secondly, we have an interview with watercolourist Julia Harris who discusses why she became interested in watercolour and in art in general,  as well as describing how she devises her stunning pieces, which are full of humour and emotion.

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Julia Harris watercolour

We also have an article on recipes for chic party canapes and other nibbles, which take little effort to put together but are delicious and stylish at the same time.
Party 1: Smoked Salmon Tart
party canape

Wine merchant Richard Ballantyne, of Ballantyne's Wines Pontcanna, Cardiff, tells us about the background and history of Rioja wines. And if you feel inspired to taste some of the delicious wines he describes in his article, visit his website via the links page.
a Ballantyne's Wines Rioja

We also have a featured article on statement necklaces, featuring designs from Caregos Couture Jewellery. The trend for expressing oneself is becoming the key to personal style, This is becoming increasingly evident in accessories, with statement necklaces featuring prominently in fashion magazines and major catwalk shows.

SITS Sian Necklace
a Caregos Couture statement necklace

Claire Meredith
Dai Barnaby

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