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The Cardiff 2018 National Eisteddfod Chair is sponsored by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales to the celebrate 70th birthday of St Fagans National Museum of History.

St Fagans has championed crafts in Wales since it opened in 1948, and sponsoring the chair for the National Eisteddfod in 2018 is a fitting celebration, which continues the Museum’s tradition of supporting Welsh craft and makers.

Chris Williams had the honour of designing and making the 2018 Chair. He lives in Pentre and has a workshop and gallery in Ynyshir, Rhondda - he works as a sculptor and is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Elements of the chair were made at St Fagans National History Museum in a purpose built building, Gweithdy. This is a brand new sustainable building celebrating the skills of makers past and present - where visitors of all ages can experience traditional craft skills first-hand.

At Gweithdy, Chris demonstrated and shared the process of making the chair with visitors – a first in the history of making the National Eisteddfod chair.

Swipe, or tap the circles below as Chris explains the process of making the iconic Eisteddfod chair:

Sioned Williams

Principal Curator: Modern History
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Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
20 August 2018, 10:16

Hi Idiot,

Thanks for your comment. The size of the captions will depend on the size of your browser window. They should be optimised for the size of your screen - if they're covering most of the picture it might be a technical glitch, which we'll look into. Thanks for your feedback, Idiot, it really helps us improve our services.

Sara

Idiot
16 August 2018, 11:40
Why on earth have you covered the pictures with a huge block of text???

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