The spirit of my earthenware slip cast pots derives from the freedom that this process allows.
Kate works to commission and for exhibition on mosaics that range from wall sized hangings to free-standing larger pieces.
My work involves tapestry weaving with natural fibres. I love exploring weaving with wool, cotton, linen and jute. I weave on an upright scaffold loom but also use small wooden frames for work.
Grian silver smelted into ingot form using a coal fired kiln and then hand milled into sheet or wire silver; then made into hand crafted silver jewellery; the real hand crafted way
Kay Ribbens’ designer hats are created in her tiny turret studio and exhibited in the house.
On display you will find a variety of ceramic works drawing inspiration from the changing landscape, geology and wildlife of Galloway.
Tracy is an experienced art teacher who has recently had the opportunity to develop her own work, which is based on her surroundings, the Galloway Forest.
Leah Halliday designs handmade gifts and homewares that combines her life long love of craft and all things vintage from her studio in SW Scotland. She runs workshops in fashion & textiles from her studio “So Sew Pretty” in Dumfries. She is also founder & event organiser for Lady Magpie & Me that showcases a curated mix of craft, design alongside vintage & artisan foods from Scotland & beyond.
My studio is a treasure trove of assorted fabrics, lace and braiding, some of which are found or recycled. These I use to create wall hangings, cushions, patchwork quilts or bags.
Lisa Hooper lives on the coast of Dumfries and Galloway. She is an artist printmaker who also makes artists books. Her books are all hand printed and hand coloured and edition sizes are small. Her work is inspired by her adoptive home. She is developing an interest in using found objects and she has recently perfected a technique for producing batik images on paper, which increasingly features in her work.