The Haining is managed by The Haining Charitable Trust, and is a Grade A listed Palladian Mansion which lies in the Ettrick valley, 30 miles south of Edinburgh, and just over 20 miles north of the border with England. The Aims of the Trust are to create a self-sustaining, commercially viable estate, which would safeguard the building and grounds, developing its use for the advancement of education, arts, heritage and culture and the provision of recreational facilities through the preservation of the heritage, culture, archaeology, natural environment and amenity of The Haining Estate for the people of Selkirkshire and the wider public.
My new work takes ceramics to the edge of craft, where sculpture and function merge. My high fired stoneware bowls and vessel forms become more geological and carry with them a deep reflection of the terrain of the Hebrides. Incorporating glass and raw minerals into his work they literally embody the landscape.
Contemporary artifacts, reflecting on Scottish/Nordic/Icelandic indigenous making traditions in wood and other materials.
Presently exploring and developing a contemporary art practice.
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.
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.
Beautifully hand crafted, bespoke furniture, designed to last a life time, made using predominantly native hardwoods.
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.
Tilly Gifford creates one-off ceramic objects. Figurative and from complex piece molds of animals, her work tends to be functional household ware.