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Pen Pynfarch offers studio space and a range of accommodation in a beautiful secluded valley in South West Wales.

The site consists of an old stone-built farmhouse, converted barns across the yard (including the studio
and a practice/therapy room) and other farm outbuildings. There are 40 acres of land which visitors are free to explore.

It includes woods, open pasture, a lake and the Gwyddil stream. There is a wealth of wildflowers, birdlife and other wildlife in the valley. Pen Pynfarch is the home of Andy Paget, Eeva-Maria Mutka and their son Angus.

  Edith’s Haiku

stopped by Stitchwort
tiny entrancer,
drifts of daytime stars.
In June 2003 Jeff and Kate Pyper led  a group of artists in a series of explorations of the landscape including sensory exercises, clay work, poems and dance culminating in the construction of a floating island on the lake as a nesting refuge for water birds.
  Floating island

Endlessly in motion
dancing with wind and water
hidden roots drink deep.

Mapping the Sky

The sky is full of fading trails
blasted by swooping metal noise.
Invisible, the swift’s road leads home.

tear up the maps
give them to the air

falling as confetti
for a new marriage.

Stone wore its felt
As a bridal gown
holding hands with clay

in celebration.