Julia Griffiths Jones


Although trained in Textiles, Julia Griffiths Jones currently works through the medium of metal.

The translation of textile techniques

Julia’s work involves translating embroidered and woven symbols found in the textiles of Wales and Eastern Europe, into a structured metal form. 

This project was exhibited in Slovakia and Wales in 2015.

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481000
E-mail: julia.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk

Full academic profile


Chapter in Book:

‘Textiles of the World”, by Mary Schoeser, published by Thames and Hudson, 2013.Page 270.

Selvedge Magazine, 2010, Jones Her Book. Feature.

Stories in the Making 2005 Published by Ruthin Craft Centre. Exhibition Catalogue.


Workshop at the Engage Conference in Birmingham, November 2013.

Drawing Symposium at Oriel Myrddin Gallery. 2011 


2018 – Maker in Focus, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen.

2016 -  Drawing Inspirations, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff.

2016 – Nonsense, a quirky look at the things artists make, Ruthin Craft Centre.

Welsh Collection 2 – The latest work by some of the leading artists working in Wales today. Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, 11th July – 20th September 2015.

Room within a Room – Solo touring exhibition to Slovakia. The Museum of the Slovak Village,  25th June – 27th July 2015; The Orava Village Museum, 29th July – 30th August 2015.

Connected Threads – Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, 28th March – 17th  May 2015.

Collect – The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, Saatchi Gallery, London, 9-12 May 2015.

Dan Y Goeden, Oriel Bevan Jones Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales, 2014

“Collect”, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2014

Pinnies from Heaven, Crafts in the Bay, Cardiff, 2014

The County Show, Oriel Myrddin Gallery. Group Exhibition, 2013

Responding to Edward Pugh, Ruthin Craft Centre. Group Exhibition, 2013

Maker in Focus and Artist in Residence, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff. Group Exhibition, 2012  

Made to Cherish, The Best of British Craft, Contemporary Applied Arts, London,  2011

A Unique Proposal, Contemporary Applied Arts, London. Group Exhibition, 2011  

A Living Space, Contemporary Applied Arts, London. Group Exhibition, 2011

The Honey Bee and the Hive, Contemporary Applied Arts, London. Group Exhibition, 2010

International links

Through the work in this research area the School has active research links and collaborations with researchers and practitioners in:

  • Slovakia

Artist in Residence, Ruthin Craft Centre.


2017 -  Gold medal for Craft and Design at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Anglesey.

2017 – Josef Herman People’s Prize for the public’s favourite artwork at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Anglesey.

2018 -  St. David’s Day award from Swansea College of Art.

2018 -   Excellence in Visual Arts Award from Carmarthenshire County Council.


2017 -  Artist in Residence at Khamir, Gugarat, India.

Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Ambassador Award 2014 

Arts Council of Wales Production Grant 2008  

Collaborated with digital artist Ant Dickinson, on Room within a Room, developing a mapped film for Julia’s forthcoming solo exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre in July 2016.

Julia will also be exhibiting new work on enamel at Ruthin Craft Centre in July 2016.