Coracles and the Teifi

An exhibition of paintings and collage by Deborah Withey

After an award-winning career as a creative director, designer and

illustrator in the United States, Deborah Withey emigrated to Wales in 2009 to

set up a studio and home in St. Davids, Pembrokeshire. She has exhibited

across the USA, in New York and London, and her work is held in private

collections around the world. This is her 10th exhibition in Wales.

Deb says of ‘Coracles and the Teifi’, “A coracle is a hand-made work of art.

Each one, like the pieces in this exhibition, is an expression of its maker.

I work to create emotive visuals that capture both coracle fishing and

the character of the Teifi by combining bold compositions with the use of

colour, movement and texture.”

“I’ve chosen to launch this exhibition alongside the Teifi where the river,

the boats, and their place in the history, spirit and life of the people are

most understood.”

‘Coracles and the Teifi’, is a continuation of Deborah’s Croesi/Crossings

series, which has been supported by the Arts Council of Wales. The

exhibition takes place at Hammet House, Llechryd, Cardigan, on 22

August 2014 and runs through 1 November 2014.

The exhibition launch on the 22nd is open to everyone and will be a

celebration of creativity, craftsmenship and local food. The event will begin

with a champagne & canapé reception to launch the exhibition, followed

by the opportunity to hear Deb talk about her work and a Cilgerran

coracler talk about the tradition of coracle fishing on the Teifi.

For more information and to RSVP for the open evening contact Hammet

House at 01239 682382 or at

In the meantime you can get in touch, read more about Deb, and view

her portfolio at,;

@cheeseanpickles on twitter and cheese and pickles studio on Facebook.