The Scottish landscape influences Janet’s constantly evolving range of unusual textiles, jewellery and cards. Colour and texture are key elements of her work. She weaves and hand-paints chenille scarves and “tartan” with a difference, hand-knits scarves from exotic yarn and sews diaphanous feather wraps.
Her jewellery range includes necklaces and earrings of beach pebbles, silver and sea-glass and she also produces a selection of handmade photographic cards.
Rob's furniture incorporates clean lines and a quiet solidity, with the occasional nod towards Arts & Crafts: practical and beautiful. The hardwoods of Scotland and the Borders form the raw material.
The Pottery, established in 1979, produces handthrown, woodfired, decorated, domestic earthenware and a wide range of individual pots.
The decorative style is based on nature, largely fish and bird designs. I use sgraffitto, slip trailing and tin glaze decorating techniques. Tile murals are a large part of the production and can be made-to-order.
Jennifer Watt was born in Dumfries and graduated at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee .
She lived and worked in Lincolnshire for 27 years before returning to her home near Thornhill in 2000.
Her sculptural work consists of pieces in wood, cement and Limited Edition work in bronze and resin.
Jennifer has exhibited regularly at Royal Glasgow Institute where she won the Inverarity One to One Travel Award in 2010, Visual Arts Scotland in Edinburgh where she won The Powderhall Bronze Award in 2007,and the The Society of Scottish Artists .
Purple Pomegranate jewellery is the work of Jesse Ball. She lives in the hills of Dumfries and Galloway, and her jewellery is crafted using buttons, silver, semi precious gemstones and other found objects.
Jewellery designed and handcrafted by us from sterling silver, semi-precious stones, minerals and organics.
Cushions and wall-hangings made using a combination of dye-painting, machine quilting, embroidery and construction for pieces which range in size from tiny cushions to panels covering whole walls. While my work is strongly influenced by landscape and the environment, I am now moving increasingly towards the abstract. I work mostly in cotton and silk using a range of weights and textures, from heavy velvets to fine organzas, to create exciting contrasts, and to exploit the way in which different fabrics will reflect colour and light.
I design and make handmade cards and wedding stationery. I base much of my design on nature. This includes using photography but also using seeds, tiny sticks, bark, anything that I find in the outdoors which might create an unusual design.
I make individually designed and handcrafted jewellery in gold and silver, sometimes incorporating precious and semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls.
My work in both Silversmithing & Jewellery involves combining materials such as Acrylic, Resin, Leather, Semi-Precious Stones and Gold, with Silver. My interest is to create contrast in colour & texture along with simple forms, shapes & moving elements, highlighting the differences between the materials & adding to the tactile feel of each design. Whether wearable or functional my pieces have a tactile, Contemporary and playful nature. In my new work I have introduced pattern inspired by the current trend for beautifully designed Wallpaper in Interior Design. Again creating contrast with the metal & the delicate flow of the pattern.