Welcome to Picus Crafts. Established in 1974 by proprietor Les Bryan, the Ammanford based business boasts a thriving trade in a multitude of woodcraft skills from woodturning to furniture making.
Picus Crafts undertakes a varied range of woodworking projects from handcrafted ornaments to traditional furniture in a range of hardwoods. No project is too small for this master craftsman, be it a hand carved Welsh lovespoon to an authentic replica spinning wheel.
Working from a well equiped workshop Les Bryan lovingly crafts exquisite pieces of traditional Welsh furniture from Celtic style chairs to farmhouse tables.
When not busy in his workshop Les can be found demonstrating woodturning at many different venues around Wales such as the National Botanical Gardens and the National Museum Of Welsh Life in St. Fagans.
A selection of Les's work is available to view on the gallery, from lovespoons to spinning wheels and bookends to cabinets.
Les is always looking for new challenges in woodwork and enjoys working in native homegrown hardwoods. If you have a period piece that needs the touch of a master craftsman, then Les could well be that person you have been looking for. Why not contact him and discuss your needs at length and see if Les can come up with a solution for you. Always open for new challenges in woodwork, no project is too big or too small for Picus Crafts.
Woodturning Demonstration at the Turners Retreat near Doncaster
Spinning Wheel Exhibition At Powysland Museum
Powysland Museum in Welshpool is staging a new exhibition based around and relating to the museum's collection of souvenirs and pictures "Traditional Welsh Woman".
The spinning wheel collection owned and built by Les Bryan has been displayed on a number of occasions at The National Botanical Gardens Of Wales, The Museum Of Welsh Life - St. Fagans and the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli.
The exhibition shows the development of the spinning wheels used in cottages and farmhouses throughout Wales. The collection of wheels will be on display until the exhibition ends on the 14th April 2009.
Please click on the press release on the right for more information.
Les will be demonstrating woodturning at the following venues during 2013
Botanical Gardens - Demonstrations
FURTHER DATES MAY BE ADDED IN THE NEAR FUTURE **
Woodturning Courses at the National Botanical Gardens
23rd/24th March 2013
- An Introduction To Woodturning
18th/19th May 2013 - An Introduction To Woodturning
15th/16th June 2013 - An Introduction To Woodturning
6th/7th July 2013 - An Introduction To Woodturning
14th/15th September 2013 - An Introduction To Woodturning
5th/6th October 2013 - An Introduction To Woodturning
2nd/3rd November 2013 - An Introduction To Woodturning
MORE COURSES MAY BE ADDED IN THE NEAR FUTURE
To book a place on an above course please contact Kay Bailey on 01558 667150
AN INTRODUCTION TO WOODTURNING
Les also offers a range of Woodturning courses from his own workshop in Ammanford.
One to one tuition for beginners. Half day to three day courses.
Structured to individual needs
Contact Les Bryan on (01269) 594980.