Welcome to Crafty Dog Cymru. We’re Chris & Armelle Dignam and here at Crafty Dog Towers in Wales we’re artisan producers of real Welsh Jams, Chutneys & Marmalades, hand-drawn, hand-painted glassware, including Greyhound merchandise, and we publish a range of animal books for children and families about rescued greyhounds. (£1 from every book sold here is donated to Greyhound Rescue Wales) (For more about the real-life Crafty Dog, go to the foot of this page) or maybe you’d like to Meet a Real Greyhound?
Please browse our pages, & webshop. This page tells you about our Jams, Glassware and Books and guides you to their individual pages. We hope you love our wonderful products as much as we do!
- Here’s the Crafty Dog Shop.
- Here’s Our Current List of Jams, Chutneys & Marmalades
- Here’s our easy 3 Click Mail Order for Jams, Marmalades & Chutneys
We’re Welsh Artisans, creating magical memories on glass, on paper and on your tastebuds
Welsh Art & Gifts – Glassware & Handpainted Artwork – Our Magical Creations
We individually hand-draw and hand-paint a wondrous range of artisan glassware from tableware to ornaments, in a wide variety of designs, including Welsh Dragons, Daffodils and Greyhounds and Lurchers, as well as commissioned work to your own design.
Ever wanted to try Glass Painting? We offer taster sessions for local groups across South Wales. Click for more information.
Handmade in Our Kitchen – Not a Factory – Real Welsh Jam, Marmalade & Welsh Chutney – Our Magical Flavours
Artisan food producers of Welsh jam, Welsh chutney & Welsh marmalade, we make a premium quality product by hand in small batches here in our kitchen in Clydach, South Wales. We are proud to have maintained our 5 Star Food Hygeine Rating. (We are also happy to supply retail outlets – contact us for Trade prices.) Here is our current product list for mail order.
Magical stories of adventure, bravery, heroes & villains for children and adults. The children’s books cover a range of ages, and all have a greyhound in there somewhere! The family books tell the true story of our rescued greyhounds, Sally & Sam, the importance of fostering, and of course, Penny.
£1 from every book sold here is donated to Greyhound Rescue Wales.
(For more information look at the Crafty Dog Books page and the web shop)
Who is the Actual Crafty Dog?
Since Penny, our original Crafty Dog, left us for the rainbow bridge in 2020 we have looked for another to fill the gap left by her enormous paws. After extensive interviewing, we are pleased to introduce our new Trainee Managing Director, Princess Gwennie Dignam. She’s still in her probationary period as Managing Director, though she is settled in as the new Hound in the House here at Crafty Dog Towers. Meet Gwennie by clicking here!
Read Penny’s book and see how she went from abandoned ex-racer to manager of Crafty Dog Cymru.