My inspiration from design is quite often drawn from the nature of the timber itself, from the physical attributes of a piece of raw timber to the character and the temper the wood suggests.
One of the many things that provokes thought into my design stems from the natural and built environment surrounding us.
I specialise in high quality Woodturning and Bespoke Furniture.
I have been woodturning for a number of years and am a well accomplished turner specialising in many aspects of turning such as vases, natural edged bowls, platters, hollow forms and clocks. I also create artistic sculptural pieces. Most of the timber I use is native and locally sourced. As a registered professional turner, the high quality of my work has been formally recognised.
Bespoke furniture is made by commission to the customers exact specifications along with my own input. All furniture is handcrafted using traditional methods using high quality hardwoods.
Blacksmith and architectural metalworker.
Tolquhon Gallery is an award winning contemporary art gallery mounting a changing programme of exhibitions by artists and craftmakers from throughout Scotland and beyond. Studio glass, ceramics and wood feature strongly and there are occasional exhibitions of jewellery and textiles.
Trevor makes figurative sculpture using willow and steel. Some are life size, some are giant and some are burnt at festival events, creating a spectacular centre piece.
Laura and Peter Beaven, owners of Twist Fibre Craft Studio, are dedicated to rekindling an interest in traditional fibre crafts. Offering supplies and equipment for hand spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing, felt making and much more.
Tailored instruction and organised workshops and classes are held weekly for all skill levels.
Contemporary glass & metal artist. Like to push boundaries and continuously experiment with materials and techniques to achieve innovative results. Spontaneity, imagination and humour are key ingredients in my work.
Functional, decorative and architectural, I make contemporary stained glass. Mainly leaded light panels and fused and slumped pieces I also use many other mediums including glass mosaic and copperfoil; similar in style to lead but can be used to make more intricate, detailed designs. I also make silver jewellery, incorporating fused glass pieces into many of my designs.
Victor Hartley is a coppersmith specialising in making and restoring copper and brass lanterns, weather vanes and other architectural and sculptural pieces.
I have an interest in lighting design for interiors. My work has an experimental material approach and is inspired by the idea of how perceptions of everyday objects and materials can be challenged when placed in a different context. I have focused on the effects of lighting to create ambience and I've investigated illumination and diffusion of light. My aim is to allow these objects to be transformed and be seen in an exciting and intriguing perspective.