I studied jewellery in Glasgow, Toronto and then graduated from Dundee with an Hons Degree in Jewellery and Metalwork. I make contemporary jewellery in gold and silver and a combination of both. Many of the pieces are one-offs or a few similar pieces made at the same time. I want to keep the pieces unique and the owner happy to have something different. Texture is predominant in my work contrasted with smooth, polished surfaces. Inspiration comes from Africa and the Scottish Highlands. I have my own small Gallery overlooking Inverness Castle, off Castle Street (one flight up Raining's Stairs) adjacent to my studio.
Although specialising in painting and calligraphy, textiles has always been of great interest.
Local, unique, affordable handmade crafts and jewellery.
I make jewellery, with genuine pearl, sterling silver and venetian glass beads, all my work is original and made with great care.
I produce colourful paintings on silk. These are available as greetings cards, framed paintings, scarves, cushions and ties.
Sources of inspiration include music, Celtic and Pictish art, the land and the sea. Designs are wide ranging from whimsical animals to studies of garden flowers.
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 business to create site specific mosaic, ceramic wall pieces and community projects.
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.
The School of Textiles and Design in Galashiels delivers degree programmes in Textile Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Fashion Marketing and Retailing and Fashion Technology
Highland Delights Jewellery pieces are inspired by various travels and journeys and is made using a wide range of beads and colours.
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.