Helen Lockhart of Ripples Crafts creates beautiful hand-dyed knitting yarns, inspired by the stunning area of Assynt in the Northern Highlands of Scotland.
Lockhart offers a variety of yarn bases, weights and colours, and is happy to discuss any particular project you may have in mind for which you may want a special colour. Each hank of yarn is unique.
With a background in Public art, Ceramics and Community Arts Helen combines these elements in her working life to create site specific Mosaic, run Schools and Community Ceramics and Mosaic workshops and make Raku fired Ceramic wall pieces and stoneware Sculpture inspired by the beautiful west coast of Scotland.
Artist in textiles and mixed media, Helen Suzanne Sharratt having moved to the mainland from her hebridean home now lives and works in the Scottish Highlands, where the landscape inspires her creative work.
I was born and grew up on the croft where I currently live, I feel truly grateful to work with some of the finest traditional cloth fabrics Scotland has on offer.
Highland Stoneware produces a vast range of distinctive pottery at its workshops in Lochinver and Ullapool. Everything is handmade and freehand painted by our skilled craftspeople.
Hazel graduated with a Design Hons Degree specialising in Jewellery and Metalwork. Her contemporary, mainly bespoke pieces are in gold and silver/combination of both.
Wood carvings created with a chainsaw in the Highlands.
On the outskirts of Inverness, a rare opportunity in the Highlands to view representational to abstract 2D and 3D works by some of the areas best artists and makers.
Esther creates textiles using organic materials. Influenced by her highland environment she continues to explore the dimension of fragility and strength: presence and erosion.
Jan Kilpatrick is an established teacher of embroidered textiles, mosaic and creative book-making. From her studio in Elphin, 20 minutes drive north of Ullapool, she also produces large,one-off pieces of textile wall art. Most of her work uses recycled and natural materials and she draws her imagery from the natural environment, occasionally incorporating lyrical text from her own poetry.