OLD Forge Crafts has opened its doors in Cardigan and will be home to 14 crafters.

The new business premises at The Strand has been set up by Abercych woodturner Jason Wilkins of Jason's Wood Craft, who produces individual handmade, original hardwood pieces with wood sourced from within a 10-mile radius.

Now, rather than working from home, he has a permanent base where he can not only create and market his products but also provide space to other crafters to display their wares with clothing, jewellery, metalwork, pottery and ceramics among some of the items on display.

“It has been a lot of work to get this far but I’m delighted to be finally here,” said Jason.

“It’s great to bring the building back into use after about 10 years and I hope it will turn into something of a community business hub.”