Dan y Bryn mosaic preserves links to local history
A new mosaic artwork incorporating rare local pottery from the 19th Century has been unveiled at our Dan y Bryn care home.
The work, produced by a local arts and craft group, took on a special significance when pieces of Ynysmeudwy pottery were donated for inclusion by a member of the local historical society.
Ynysmeudwy pottery was manufactured from 1850 to 1875 just over a mile away from Dan y Bryn, at a site now occupied by the Ynysmeudwy Arms pub. Examples of the pottery produced there are scarce and collectible, with many designs existing only as fragments today.
Pottery pieces donated by Keri Thomas were cleaned and polished by members of the Tawe Craft Friends group before being shaped into letters modelled on the same font used on the original Ynysmeudwy pottery. These were then set into a frame made by local man James Jones, whose mother had previously been cared for at Dan Y Bryn.
Eurig Roberts, who lives at the care home and is also a member of the local historical society, has followed the project’s progress closely: “It is a beautiful piece of art”, he said. “We are very grateful to all involved and proud to have a piece of history here at Dan y Bryn.”