Lance Gardner and Angharad Conway

Baking (and a love of classic cars) brought Angharad Conway and Lance Gardner together as a couple, and together they have opened their own bakery in Cardiff, Ty Melin Bakery.

Their love and enthusiasm for baking shines through into their products, and as a team they continue to develop their skills visiting bakeries all over Europe where ideas for new products flourish.


Lance began his baking journey under the direct pupillage of master baker, Richard Bertinet in Bath, where he worked his way up the ranks. He then furthered his career by heading up Harts Bakery in Bristol and then Harrods Bakery in the newly refurbished food hall. He has since been a teacher at Bread Ahead in Borough Market and now has returned to Wales, Angharad’s birth place. 

Angharad studied languages at Cardiff University and decided to pair her love of different cultures with her love of baking. Angharad began her career in the hospitality industry working for Rick Stein in Cornwall. Angharad went on to attend The School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire, where she studied for the ‘Advanced Diploma in Baking and Patisserie’ and achieved a distinction. She then went on to work for Hobbs House Bakery in the Cotswolds as an in-house pastry chef, followed by heading up the pastry section in a hotel in France as a pastry chef in a 4* hotel. Since returning to the UK, Angharad has helped to set up a number of Artisan bakeries in the UK. 

The couple’s most recent combined venture before setting up Ty Melin Bakery was heading up Pavilion bakery in Hackney, London.

“Our passion for what we do, we want to be able to share it. Whether it be in customers tasting our products or learning from us in one of our classes” 

- Angharad Conway