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Corris Craft Centre

Address

Corris
nr Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 9RF

Contact Details

Tel: 01654 761584
Situated in the foothills of Southern Snowdonia, the Corris Craft Centre is at the heart of a traditional slate mining village with the surrounding hillsides hiding miles of disused underground tunnels and caverns. The village of Corris, which can be seen from the Craft Centre, is a sea of Welsh slate roofs. Meet the craftspeople, see them creating their crafts and buy their unique designs. Many welcome commission work too.

CRAFT STUDIOS
Set against a backdrop of densely wooded hillsides in Mid Wales are 9 independent Craft Studios where quality craftsmanship and the unique stories behind the handcrafted designs can be discovered. Studios at the Craft Centre and items hand crafted include:
Taran Eco Designs - using only fallen trees, old posts and discarded wood, the craftsmen at Taran Eco Designs create a stunning collection of natural forest furniture; no trees are ever harmed.
Delyn Glass - Using a hot flame, Kevin can be seen on most days creating his beautiful collection of glass sculptures - wildlife, flowers, fantasy dragons and more.
The Candle Studio - Discover a range of candles in different colours, shapes and sizes. Kym can be seen, on most days, hand carving their candle range.
Chocablock - Using the finest Belgian chocolate, Chocablock create delicious handmade chocolates including dairy free, novelty, chocolate boxes, they also make their own fudge.
Hyde and Sheep - Using Welsh lambs' wool and leather, traditional methods are used to create stunning items including handbags, purses, wallets, leather dragon heads and more.
Agau Jewellery Studio - Phil, the Goldsmith at Agau, uses all precious metals to create his collection of Celtic and contemporary jewellery. Private commissions undertaken including wedding bands.
Quarry Pottery - See the ceramics being created on the potters wheel on most days. Quarry Pottery make the famous smoking dragons in a range of colours and sizes and a fabulous range of pottery.
Dyfi Distillery - The multi award winning Dyfi Distillery gins are distilled with precision and made with locally foraged botanicals. Their gins include Original, Pollination, Hibernation and Navigation.
Sammi Wilson Art - A brand new studio for 2022, Sammi creates fabulous multi media artwork and photography. Commissions welcome.

HANDS-ON AND FUN CRAFT ACTIVITIES
There's lots of opportunities for relaxing and making your own crafts with hands-on fun activities in many of the craft studios including pottery painting, pottery throwing, candle dipping, chocolate making and furniture building. These activities are popular so advance booking is recommended.

THE CORRIS CAFE
At the centre of the Craft Studios is The Corris Cafe where delicious local produce is used across the all-day menu. Enjoy freshly ground morning coffee (the coffee beans are expertly roasted by the Baristas at Zealots Coffee in North Wales) tea, hot chocolate or a cold drink with a great selection of locally baked cakes and biscuits.

There’s an all day Breakfast menu too, choose from Welsh sausages, bacon, eggs and mushrooms or enjoy a tasty fully loaded breakfast bap with all four fillings. Freshly baked pastries and cinnamon toast also available.

Brand new for 2022, the Dyfi Dog, the dogs are made especially by award winning Rob Rattray Butchers, and are served in a brioche bun with optional mustard, ketchup and caramelised onions. The real burger menu includes Welsh steak Welsh lamb, Welsh barbeque, Welsh Rarebit and a vegan burger, all served on a sourdough beer bun with crips, chunky chips or sweet potato fries. Other options include Y Crochan made soup, Welsh Lamb cawl, a range of jacket potatoes, breaded whitebait, pies and a sandwich selection. All special diets catered for.

Enjoy afternoon tea with home baked scones and Bara Brith. A range of speciality teas and traditional teas (freshly ground coffee or choose from a range of cold drinks if you prefer) are available.
Tell the staff about any food allergies or special diets, they will be able to cater for your needs. There is free WIFI with seating available indoors and outdoors.

WELSH FOOD AND DRINK SHOP
Linked via an archway from the cafe is the Welsh Deli where you'll find shelves of mouth-watering produce which has been grown, reared and produced often within a few miles of Corris. Browse the shelves for Welsh honey, ciders, beers, wines, whiskey, jams, chutneys, preserves, Welsh chilli products, biscuits, cakes, Welsh coffee and teas, eggs, cheeses and lots more. Welsh food and drink hampers are a speciality and available all year round; choose delicious Welsh produce from our shelves and we will create a perfect hamper for you to take away.

AWARD WINNING VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
The Craft Centre is also the starting point for the King Arthur's Labyrinth underground storytelling adventure, Lost Legends of the Stone Circle (an outdoor storytelling maze) and the award winning Corris Mine Explorers (winner of a 2021 Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice award and The Best Activity / Experience in Mid Wales 2019/2020).

VIEWING POINT FOR THE MACH LOOP
The Mach Loop is a low flying training area used by the RAF and USAF, these fast aircraft can often be seen flying through the Mach Loop and the Cafe's outdoor seating area provides a great viewing point . Find out more about the area and the aircraft on the Mach Loop Information Display at the Craft Centre.

OPEN
Open throughout the season. You may find some of the makers working during the winter months but it's always worth checking, with the individual craftspeople before making a special journey (individual contact details can be found on the Corris Craft Centre website).

PARKING
Free parking is available all day. For further information visit: https://www.corriscraftcentre.co.uk

Directions

Just off the main A487 road between Machynlleth & Dolgellau near the village of Corris in Mid Wales. Accessible by public transport with regular buses from Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and Machynlleth: T2 stops right outside and 34 stops in the village of Corris (a 10 minute walk away). Sustrans Cycle Route 8 passes nearby. Don't use our postcode in your satnav it takes you the wrong way and into the mountains.Use Corris Craft Centre or try What3Words:///entry.theme.golden

Prices and opening

Free entry

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
Wed 15 Jun 2022 - Sun 30 Oct 2022Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00
NotesCorris Craft Centre opens daily from Easter to the end of October from 10am to 5pm. Many studios also open at other times during the year, please check the Corris Craft Centre website for details or phone the individual studios.