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I am a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and am currently based at home in Fife.
Inspired by the beauty of the contrast between solid objects and fragile elements, I create intriguing items of jewellery. Influenced by familiar shapes, lines and patterns, my work draws from the everyday sources of textiles, architecture, antiques and curios. By translating feelings such as fragility, through the manipulation of materials, I can begin to explore an intangible relationship; engaging the viewer with the jewellery.
Working in precious metals, and incorporating non-precious materials such as paper and porcelain. My collections contain designs of solid forms which are complementary to the body, whilst capturing a sense of playful ornate detailing.
I make a range of silver jewellery from my workshop in my gallery (ACS Jewellery Studio) in Edinburgh. I have been teaching others how to make jewellery for Art Clay Scotland for six years now and have just recently turned my attention to my own line of jewellery. I have gained all my skills on the job, which has taken many many years. My jewellery is influenced by nature and is wearable and affordable, although I also make more high end one-off pieces.
I play with wool and Harris Tweed. With our wool we follow our family tradition of knitting by hand, and with Harris Tweed we make one of a kind Unique Harris Tweed Bags & Purses.
Inspiration comes from the natural world, a love of pattern, colour and drawing. Carla strives to make special pieces that are also comfortable and easy to wear for every day colour.
Colourful resin is layered then combined with oxidsed silver to create tactile, often asymmetric jewellery.
Each piece is handmade by Carla in her Edinburgh workshop.
I’m a handbag and accessories designer mostly working with Harris Tweed and linens with leather. I also work with recycled garments and vintage kimono silks.
My practice strives to preserve and celebrate narrative and personal histories. Using found ephemera I piece together ambiguous stories that can connect with different viewers. Anonymity is created to allow others to project their own memories and experiences
Through my current body of work I have been exploring and developing different mark making techniques to give life to figures found in photographs, and also using this to play with line quality of handwritten text. … read more
Dorothy is a handweaver producing small numbers of exclusive scarves and shawls for ladies and men.
Her yarn of preference is hand dyed fine silk or merino silk and the inspiration for her collections comes from nature or the local landscape.
The loom she uses is a twelve shaft Louet Spring.
Elin makes contemporary hand blown glass for gifts, decoration and lighting. All glass is made by Elin in her glass blowing studio in Alloa, Central Scotland. Clients are individuals and businesses looking for modern bespoke sculpture, panels, awards and corporate gifts. Elin sells her glass in galleries and online.
Fiona Thompson makes one off ceramic pieces for exhibition and commission. Her work is handbuilt with layers of printed and photographic imagery, and has been exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and N. America. She runs various workshops and courses at her new studio.
Freshly poured wet slip is delicious, poured or trailed over the surface of a pot it looks good enough to eat and I never tire of working with it.
My pots are all thrown on the wheel in a red earthenware clay and decorated with coloured slips before being finished with a rich honey glaze. They are all made to be used and enjoyed and all pots are oven proof.
Everything is made by me in my workshop in rural south west Scotland. The landscape I live in and travel through, along with … read more
In 2000 Jane Lindsey left her office job as Curator of British Art at the University of Glasgow, moved to a small holding near Loch Lomond and began to create textiles based on life around her. Her studio is a 1970s silver airstream caravan, parked in the middle of her cut flower garden.
Jane uses freehand machine embroidery, along with recycled fabrics and Yorkshire wool, to make quirky and contemporary badges, mirrors, notebooks and cushions. Each item is individually embroidered by Jane and no two are ever exactly alike. Her use of line is influenced by her study of prints, particularly of the early to mid C20th, her subject matter by the animals, plants and vintage vehicles that surround her.
When she is not sewing or gardening she spends time getting away to the west coast of Scotland with her family in Dougal the bright orange VW campervan.
I design and make wearable wool jewellery and hair accessories inspired by my vintage collections and a quirky sense of humour. The jewellery is based loosely on an imaginary garden crossed with a delicious haberdashery shop. The work is strongly coloured and has a delightful nostalgic charm.
I have been in business for 12 years since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2000 where I studied Constructed textiles. I had previously gained a BA(Hons) from Edinburgh College of … read more
I work with textiles (silks and delicates), paint (various) and paper, often in combination. I tie-dye and paint both silks and papers. I like to create interesting surfaces and colours. The finished pieces are mainly framed wall art, but some are wearables such as scarves. I originally studied art at university, specialising in oil painting. I’m inspired by nature, botanics, and lyrical themes, and a dreamy melancholic surrealism characterises my work. I prefer to make affordable art so more people can get access to original individual pieces.
I create art with paper for a unique gift that cannot be found readily on the high street, I can cater for a range of requests from one off designs to children’s silhouettes. I also love to create cuts from photographs, which I find my customers love as it makes a gift so much more personal.
My work can be supplied mounted or framed and varies in size from approximately A4 to A3.
I hand-paint silk scarves with my own designs. Each scarf is unique. Inspiration comes from clouds, water, leaves, flowers, French balconies and abstract ideas. I was a self-taught acrylic landscape painter for many years, and diversified after being shown the technique. I am also experimenting with digitally screen printed scarves based on my pastel paintings.
Roger Morris is a highly acclaimed and collected jeweller. The majority of Roger’s work since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1975 has been a balance between private practice and teaching both here and abroad. Recent work features the exploration of combining precious metals and laser cut acrylic along with developing techniques of mounting gemstones, highlighted by a unique method of clamp-setting.
His work can be seen in collections that include Houston Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery of Melbourne, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Museum of Scotland, The Crafts Council and The Goldsmiths’ Company.
New work features neckpieces using primarily 18ct coloured golds and precious stones; these pieces compliment the range of unusual clamp-set rings.
Roger who was born in Devon now lives and works in Scotland and has established both his home and studio on the highest hill in Fife where the surrounding views and countryside are a constant source of inspiration.
Scottish designer Sally-Ann Provan creates modern millinery and accessories with subtle vintage echoes.
Using traditional techniques, she hand makes contemporary headwear and handbags which is garnished with intricate hand detailing. Her designs offer timeless wearable elegance to covet, to keep, and to keep wearing.
Based in Edinburgh, Sally-Ann Provan has a far reaching reputation for distinctive design, with a client base stretching across the UK and round … read more
My pieces were a secret hobby for many years until a friend discovered me sewing one day and asked to purchase it. From that day on I started receiving commissions from others who had seen the item.
I like to use vintage fabrics and found items. I use maps, transferred onto fabric to add a reference to home. I am finding new ways to introduce texture and depth to the items using tatting and wire.
I live very close to the beach and find the sea, tides and boats inspiring.
My pictures can be supplied with carefully selected frames, using reclaimed woods which complement the vintage feel of the paintings themselves.
Stripykat is an independent Edinburgh based bag and accessories business creating bright, beautiful and stand out designs from creative and colourful fabrics.
Inspiration comes from everywhere: architecture, clothes, the fabrics I use, nature and shapes and textures, and even my many doodles - sometimes these need a lot of development but I like to try new things and stretch myself.
Tarnish – contemporary silver jewellery by Erica Stahl.
Drawing inspiration from many different sources during her travels around the globe, Erica’s designs celebrate the natural world and the beautifully versatile properties of silver itself. Using intricate hand piercing and other traditional silversmithing skills, each piece is individually crafted to produce unique and contemporary jewellery.
Erica now owns a gift boutique in Edinburgh called Pippin, where she creates and sells her jewellery alongside the work of many talented designer-makers from across the world.
Find out more about Pippin at www.pippingifts.com