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Wall hanging - Buddug's Apron No.1

Buddug's Apron No.1

  • Object:

    Wall hanging

  • Place of origin:

    Llanybri (Wales) (designed and made)

  • Date:

    2014 (designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Julia Griffiths Jones (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted mild steel wire, shaped into a figurative design

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114e, case 21S

Julia Griffiths Jones studied textiles at the Winchester School of Art and then continued her textile practice at The Royal College of Art. On leaving the Royal College she won a British Council scholarship to draw and research folk art in Slovakia followed by two more scholarships to Hungary and Romania in 1982 and 1984. Influenced by her Eastern European surroundings her work gradually shifted from textiles to metalwork as she felt compelled to see and feel her drawings lift off the page. The results are an innovative, inventive and delicately examples of contemporary ironwork.

Physical description

Wall hanging "Buddug's Apron" of painted, mild steel wire, in the shape of a figure wearing a Welsh traditional apron billowing before her.

Place of Origin

Llanybri (Wales) (designed and made)


2014 (designed and made)


Julia Griffiths Jones (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted mild steel wire, shaped into a figurative design


Height: 88.5 cm, Width: 30 cm

Object history note

Purchase from the Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Denbighshire at COLLECT, 2015.

Descriptive line

Wall hanging in the shape of a Welsh pinafore "Buddug's Apron No.1", painted mild steel, Wales, designed and made by Julia Griffiths Jones, 2014.

Labels and date

In the shape of a figure wearing a traditional Welsh pinafore
Mild steel wire, painted
Wales, 2014
Designed and made by Julia Griffiths Jones
The artist studied textile design in England (Winchester & London), then folk art and culture in Eastern Europe, with numerous drawings which she translated into three dimensions using wire, as here.

Museum no. M.16-2016 [28/06/2017]

Production Note

The first of a limited edition of five.




Painting; Bending

Subjects depicted

Female; Clothing



Production Type

Limited edition


Metalwork Collection

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