My name is Gwdihw (pronounced Goody Who, Goody for short) and it
means a little owl in South Wales.
I fly at twilight and dawn in Gwynedd seeing what tricks people
are up to.
I like to help protect the local people and the landscape and make
etchings of what I see.
I am also a Story Teller.
is a very magical process as all the elements of alchemy are used in the
earth, air, fire and water.
My plates are made of copper.
Etching is quite a spontaneous process for me.
My work has been called primitive and wild.
I like that.
do I etch?
I am inspired by the goddess Ceridwen.
She gave me a small sip of the brew of her cauldron of inspiration
and this gave me the power to fly.
I had been very ill in Egypt and when they thought I was going
to die in Cairo Ceridwen rescued me and brought me home to Conwy where
I live with my husband in
the farm house of my childhood in the mountains.
Last year I wrote a book about this;
inspired me and showed me many things, like shape shifting, love, healing,
I became her Messenger and got involved with The Taliesin Festival
Every Lammas we celebrate her harvest of barley, making a procession
through the streets of Conwy, singing and dancing.
Ceridwen is also connected with Glastonbury and the Chalice Well
is said to be one of her cauldrons.
is a famous book of Welsh myths called ‘The Mabinogion’ and Ceridwen helped
me make images of other Welsh goddesses;
Other goddesses like Brighid, Arachne,
Isis and Hathor are represented.
Ceridwen holds the key to the Celtic Mysteries and I have
been led a merry dance by her tricks and transformations.