Susan Jones has always had fun with sewing, but recently she has begun selling her delightful crafts. She worked as a physical Education teacher in Glasgow schools for 30 years. Always creating soft furnishings for her home and others. Now that her two boys are at University she has time to devote to her crafting.
I am a jewellery designer based in Glasgow. I am currently working on ranges of jewellery inspired by cities and what they mean to us. How will our future cities look? Do we aspire to live in a beautiful future or continue in amongst restricted high rise buildings and neglected housing scheme? Do we continue to aspire towards western riches and none existent money whilst being the big man's wage slave? Or is there another way?
Designer and creator of unique, contemporary accessories and knitwear.
A versatile and adaptable multi-discipline artist, my primary interests lie in ceramics, sculpture and painting. As well as formal art/craft training, my broad experience includes folk art, restoration of horse-drawn caravans, sign writing, and arts in education and the community.
Katie explores the perhaps incongruous concept of creating finely crafted jewellery, of silver and semi-precious stones, from the heavy industrial aesthetic of the shipbuilding history that has moulded the city of Glasgow.
Contemporary jewellery and silversmithing inspired by the structures of boats and sea-worn textures. Kirsty works mainly in silver and wood, often incorporating pieces of collected flotsam and uses hammer texturing, folding, forging and raising techniques to create a range of cutlery, bowls, boxes, jewellery and many other objects.
Christopher Borkowski is an experienced artist-silversmith and jewellery designer. He has shown in solo and group shows internationally. Christopher executes his simple, yet elegant forms in variety of metals, combines it with precious stones and other materials. He is working mainly in silver and combining it with various precious and semi precious materials to create a contemporary and unique designs.
Hand crafted, individually made, high quality, stunning, unique, fair trade jewellery and gifts. I use sterling silver, semi precious gemstones, clay and the best glass seed beads money can buy. Traditional techniques used such as Native American, African and Victorian. I will also do commission pieces. My website is: www.violetfusion.com
Leah Black is a self employed jeweller and silversmith based in Glasgow.
Black's work is concept led and highlights her intrigue for mementos and monuments and is based on the relationship between object, memory and forgetting, "The objects we cherish or create to remember, often end up being forgotten, and its here that I find my inspiration. Possibly once very precious to someone or maybe never cherished at all, I make small, wearable still lives of these forgotten objects. The tiny brass objects I turn on a lathe are sometimes copied from my drawings, or happen naturally. Drawing is an important part of my process and my jewellery has that same spontaneity and energy. The rings and the monuments are pierced from flat sheet, the boxes are irregular, and the claw settings for the boxes, objects and stones are organic, as if, like dust, moss or weeds, they have grown over time".
Lesley Mann is a Scottish Community Nurse who started making felt bags to raise money for an infant home in Malawi called Open Arms. She has always had an interest in craft and Wool-n-Wood is devloping into a solid social enterprise supporting fairly traded goods and local Scottish wools.