I make contemporary sculptural baskets inspired by the shapes and forms in nature.
I mainly use willow, most of which I grow myself. Some of the work is functional; bowls and vases created using a random interlacing technique.
Gorgeous handbags and shoulder bags for every occassion. Handmade made in Dumfries, Scotland, from rich and sumptious fabrics and trimmings.
Choose from the ranges:
'Vintage', 'Ooh-la-la', 'McBagsy' and
'Rag-Bags' or have an evening or wedding bag made, (own fabric if preferred).
I produce lampwork beads, stained glass structures and 3 dimensional copper and glass sculptures. I view my glass work as an evolving art form and employ a variety of techniques to achieve the finished pieces. These techniques include kiln formed glass, stained glass techniques and lampworking. Lampworking is also known as flameworking, it is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fuelled torch to melt glass rods and tubes.
Lucianne works directly with a variety of clays but mostly stoneware. Her work is then either fired or cast into bronze, resin or cement. Her finishes include stains, oxides and encaustics. She will often bring stone, metal or wood into her work fascinated by the juxtaposition of the diverse qualities of different materials.
Maggie Ayres creates unique artwork and wall hangings, using a variety of materials, including hand painted silks, applied fibres, photographic images, dyed velvets, stitching and found objects such as driftwood and sea-glass.
I have been making baskets for several years. I weave rods grown on my Galloway willow beds to supplement Somerset withies, adding colour and vibrancy to my work. I tend to favour strong traditional shapes and styles, admiring their functionality and longevity.
I enjoy the rhythm of hand stitching, the feel of the threads and the textures that result from incorporating other media.
Having worked as a stained glass glass artist for six years, I now design and make a range of kiln fired dichroic glass jewellery. Using my background skills in stained glass, I produce many unique "constructed" pieces. Some pendants consist of as many as fifteen cuts of glass, arranged in multiple layers before firing. My aim is to combine the various colours and patterns of glass to make both "hot" and "cool" pieces to suit every mood.
My work falls into two styles: outdoor installations of dry-stone sculptures (and paved areas), usually based on organic forms such as eggs, seed-pods, landscape features etc; and smaller carved pieces, again drawing on natural forms or knotted ropes. I also do some letter-cutting and one-off items such as headstones, fire-places and so on.
I specialize in trunks – a range of clamsh kists, named after Scottish hills or mountains – Bennachie, Traprain are examples.