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 hosts fun & sociable sewing and crafty workshops from her studio “So Sew Pretty” in Dumfries. She is also 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.
Lisa creates simple,elegant pieces of jewellery from a variety of precious metals, embellishing and highlighting pieces with texture and coloured gemstones. Her inspiration comes from history, architecture and nature. Many pieces are one of a kind and the majority of her work is to commission.
A good proportion of Lisa's work is the design and making of unique wedding, engagement and commitment rings.
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.