Emma Bevan-Henderson is a practising artist and tutor; having loved creativity all her life, including writing as well as visual arts, Emma studied at the London University of Arts before returning to her beloved mountains of Wales. Emma curates The Makers Crafts Galleries, as well as Artisan Markets, and is a Director of The Big Skill CIC. Emma also curates the Workshop Zone at Green Man Festival, and is the Founder of The Community Shawl Project.
When not in her studio or at events, Emma loves spending time with her 3 daughters, husband and rescue animals.


Ellen has held a passion for arts and culture since childhood, and studied Fine Art for her degree. Her life and career has taken her around the world, managing charity fundraising and marketing programmes before joining the committee, where she assists with social media, website content and marketing. She now continues that marketing work from Abergavenny, and runs yoga classes at & Yoga -


Ginevra Croft has been in business on Abergavenny High Street for 15 years, with her shop The Wool Croft supporting the town’s woolly and crafty needs and providing craft gatherings and creative workshops. Ginevra is passionate about the arts, and their important role in wellbeing. Ginevra has also been very generous with time and resources and raising awareness and funds for The Community Shawl Project. Ginevra also helps create content for our AAF website.

Design and promotion

Melanie Van de Velde is a potter based near Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, where she makes functional ceramics in stunning glazes that evoke the Welsh landscape, sculptural pieces inspired by her lurchers and an enduring fascination with whales. Mel is busy most weeks running her very popular throwing classes in her workshop. Mel is also a trained illustrator and designer, so her skill sare put to good use in assiting with brochure and poster designs.

Promoter and facilitator

Lynne Webb is an artist and facilitator. In her artistic field, Lynne studied stained glass degree in Swansea, as well as spending time in London working for Dawn French. Lynne's day job is Team Leader for Youth Engagement Progression in the Blanau Gwent Youth Service. Lynne also has a cosy studio in Raglan, where she enjoys a creative space when not working or volunteering! Lynne is a fantastic people person and her creative ideas are a huge benefit to the Festival.

Promoter and coordinator

Miriam lives just outside Abergavenny - she’s an artist and an art and well-being workshop leader. Miriam is passionate about getting everyone creative so they too can reap the benefits. Miriam’s other passion is Mother Nature and wants to encourage others to reconnect with it. Her art is bright, colourful and happy and that is how she wants to make people feel. Miriam also helps with running events and promoting the festival.